Jul 10, 2020 13:02 Asia/Tehran [Updated: Jul 16, 2020 09:17 Asia/Tehran]
  • Top expert: US makes fight against COVID 19 harder
    Top expert: US makes fight against COVID 19 harder

Director of the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases said that US partisanship has made the fight against COVID-19 harder and the country is not doing well in the anti-epidemic fight compared to others.

Iran PressAmerica: Anthony Fauci said; "You have to be having blindfolds on and covering your ears to think that we don't live in a very divisive society now."

"You would have to make the assumption that if there wasn't such divisiveness, that we would have a more coordinated approach," Fauci said.

In his latest rebuke to US President Donald Trump, who has repeatedly touted alleged progress the United States has made in tackling the COVID-19 outbreak, Fauci acknowledged that the country has performed poorly in the battle against COVID-19.

"As a country, when you compare us to other countries, I don't think you can say we're doing great. I mean, we're just not," he remarked.

More than 3,131,400 people in the United States have been infected with the coronavirus and at least 133,000 have died, yet case numbers are surging throughout much of the United States. 

According to the latest figures published by Johns Hopkins University, more than 12.3 million cases have been detected with the virus worldwide, with at least  557,000 deaths, and 7,188,000 people have recovered.

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