Trump News Live: Latest 2020 Election Updates As US Registers Daily Coronavirus Rise

United States Records Daily Coronavirus World Record After Reopening

Dr. Fauci warned Thursday that the United States “is not going in the right direction” after the country reported 55,000 new cases of Covid-19 in one day, breaking the world record for a daily increase set by Brazil on June 19. , as it wobbles toward the Fourth of July holiday weekend, with social distancing as a major concern at Independence Day celebrations across the country.

The exact number was 55,274, surpassing a previous day’s high of 54,771 set in the South American country last month, a nation also led by a right-wing populist, Jair Bolsonaro, who has also eliminated the virus and has resisted wear a face mask. .

“I think it is pretty obvious that we are not going in the right direction,” Dr. Fauci said in an interview with Howard Bauchner, editor-in-chief of The Journal of the American Medical Association Yesterday. “We have to realize that if we don’t adhere to the guidelines, as we are trying to open up, and I don’t mean officially, I mean citizenship, the people out there, we are going to be in some serious trouble.”

Fauci also referenced research published in the peer-reviewed scientific journal Cell to sound the alarm about a new prevalent mutation of the virus believed to have first spread in Italy

“The data shows that there is a single mutation that makes the virus better able to replicate and perhaps have high viral loads,” he said. “It appears that the virus replicates better and may be more transmissible.”

The states of Arizona, California, Florida and Texas alone accounted for 25,000 of yesterday’s total when Assistant Secretary of Health Brett Giroir told a House Select Committee about the crisis: “We are not flattening the curve at this time. The curve keeps going up. ”

Regarding Trump’s line on evidence, Admiral Giroir said the following: “There is no doubt that the more tests he performs, the more he will discover, but we believe this is a real increase in cases because the positive percentage is increasing.” .

Another medical expert with something to say yesterday was Dr. Jonathan Reiner, former White House adviser George W Bush, who pointed out to CNN that Trump himself “is over 70 years old and obese. He probably has a probability close to 20 % of dying if you contract the virus. “

“Just because it’s tested frequently, it’s not a Superman cape. The more you flirt with this, the more likely you are to get it.”

Here’s the latest from the other side of the Atlantic, courtesy of John T. Bennett.