New York Governor Andrew Cuomo targeted President Trump on Monday, accusing him of “enabling the virus” by making false and misleading statements aboutand its impact on the nation. The governor made the comments as 40 of 50 states are seeing coronavirus infections increase and the death toll in the United States has exceeded 130,000.
Calling the virus a “major” problem, Cuomo implored Trump not to be a “conspirator” of COVID-19 by understanding the severity of the pandemic. “It is facilitating the virus,” Cuomo said. “You are enabling the virus.”
Trump has continued to downplay the danger of the coronavirus as they increasingly become infected in the US In a speech on July 4, Trump declared that 99% of COVID-19 cases are harmless. However, the World Health Organization has said that approximately 20% of those diagnosed with COVID-19 progress to serious illnesses, such as pneumonia and respiratory failure.
Additionally, those with mild or symptom-free symptoms can also transmit the virus to other, more vulnerable people.
On Saturday, Mr. Trump tweeted, “Our tremendous Test success gives the fake media everything they want, CASES. Meanwhile, deaths and the significant death rate are declining … Does anyone need fans ? “
However, the increase in evidence does not fully explain the increase in cases. People are also infecting each other more than before as the rules of estrangement recede and “community outreach” increases. And as cases increase, so does the demand for fans in some parts of the U.S.
“He makes up facts,” Cuomo said of the president. “He invents science.”
While most states report an increase in COVID-19 cases, Cuomo touted New York’s progress on Monday in its fight against the coronavirus pandemic. The governor said there were only nine lives lost overnight due to COVID-19.
Cuomo said the state’s gradual reopening approach has been working.
“We’re actually down from where we were when we started reopening,” he said.
The governor said no decision has been made about the reopening of the school in the fall. Cuomo has mandated that all school districts across the state submit a fall plan.
“We are not going to say that children should go back to school until we know it is safe, right? We have some time, this is a very fluid situation. We will get the data. We will make a decision. In the meantime, I tell everyone school districts that come up with a reopening plan. But we don’t know yet if we’re going to reopen, “Cuomo said.