President Donald Trump on July 7 rebuked Dr. Anthony Faucis assessment of the national response to the CCP virus pandemic, saying the United States is in a “good place” in its fight against COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus.
The president said he disagrees with remarks from Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), who said Monday that the status of the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus pandemic in the country is “really not good” as cases continue to surge nationwide.
“We are still knee deep in the first wave of COVID-19 infections,” Fauci said in a Facebook and Twitter livestream interview with National Institutes of Health Director Dr. Francis Collins on Monday.
“I think we are in a good place,” Trump said during an interview on the “Full Court Press” news show on Monday. “I disagree with him. Dr. Fauci said dont wear masks, and now he says wear them.”
He added that the nations top immunologist has “said numerous things” including disagreeing with Trumps ban on travel from China, which was enforced at the end of January.
“I didnt listen to my experts, and I banned China,” the president said. “We would have been in much worse shape.”
“So weve done a good job,” he added. “In two, three, four weeks, by the time we next speak, I think were going to be in very good shape.”
Trump, however, acknowledged a recent surge of recorded CCP virus cases in states such California and Florida, but said “many other states are in very fine shape.”
On Sunday, Florida surpassed 200,000 cases, recording its highest number in a single day on July 4 with 11,458 cases—surpassing New Yorks highest daily surge of 11,434 in mid-April.
In California, 10,000 positive cases were reported on Tuesday—a record rise for a single day that also surpassed the number of contact tracers recently trained by the state to detect and prevent potential outbreaks. Last month, CCP virus infections in the state more than doubled with over 117,000 new cases.
Cases of infection were overall on the rise in 34 states over the past week, with 12 recording an increase of more than 50 percent, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. Three states—Kentucky, New Hampshire, and Vermont—are reporting a decline in cases.
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