Trump admin admits defeat over Covid-19: Harris
Oct 26, 2020 - 01:12 PM
LMBC NEWS – Democrat vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris slammed the Trump administration for mishandling of the pandemic anew, saying that it is “admitting defeat” over the deadly virus.
In a media interview aired through C Span on Sunday, Harris used the comments of White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows in his interview with CNN’s State of Union.
Meadows told CNN that with the increasing Covid-19 cases, “what we have to do is make sure that we fight it with therapeutics and vaccines, take proper mitigation factors in terms of social distancing and masks when we can.”
Asked why America is not going to get control of the pandemic, he declared “because it is a contagious disease.”
Harris took the comments of Meadows as an admission of defeat and that Meadows suggests that Covid-19 is as deadly as the flu.
“This is the greatest failure of any presidential administration in the history of America,” she said.
“They’re suggesting to the American people that this is like the flu when we have known from the beginning, and they knew since January that it’s five times more deadly than the flu,” Harris furthered.
Based on the data of the COVID Tracking Project on October 25, states reported 1.2 million tests, 83, 000 cases and some 42, 000 are hospitalized due to the virus.
Harris said the administration fails to pay attention to the rising statistics.
“This week alone, nationally, we are breaking records for the number of people that are contracting a deadly virus, and this administration fails to take personal responsibility or responsibility,” she said.
To date, no vaccines are available to combat the virus in humans.
The Food and Drug Administration last week has approved the antiviral remdesivir as the first drug to treat Covid-19.