The United States has the most confirmed coronavirus cases in the world with approximately 502,000 total cases and by tomorrow is set to surpass Italy for the highest total deaths caused by the Coronavirus.
The total confirmed coronavirus cases in the United States is five times more than Spain, the nation with the next highest confirmed cases at 158,000. Today saw the highest total of deaths in a single day for the United States with over 2,000 deaths today for a total of 18,699 deaths. Italy has the next highest total deaths with 18,849 death with 570 new deaths today. If these trends continue tomorrow — which they are expected to — the United States will surpass Italy for the highest total deaths of any nation by tomorrow morning.
President Trump initially expressed optimism that the Coronavirus was “under control,” which is not only not the case but has led to thousands of deaths for the failure to adequately prepare the nation.
On January 22, 2020 a reporter asked President Trump if there are worries about the pandemic and Trump responded: “No. Not at all. And we have it totally under control. It’s one person coming in from China, and we have it under control. It’s — going to be just fine.” Then, on February 14, 2020 President Trump stated, “We have a very small number of people in the country, right now, with it. It’s like around 12. Many of them are getting better. Some are fully recovered already. So we’re in very good shape.”
Amid the staggering death toll, President Trump stated today during his daily press conference that he was considering opening business back up soon. When asked what metrics he would use to determine whether or not to open businesses, President Trump pointed to his head.
President Trump also spent Friday morning posting 46 Tweets calling the Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi evil, bashing the World Health Organization, and Mocking the Presumptive Democratic Presidential Nominee Vice Joe Biden.
At the same time Trump was tweeting, video emerged of mass graves being dug in the Bronx, New York to handle the mass burial of victims of the Coronavirus. President Trump did not express remorse but did tweet “HAPPY GOOD FRIDAY TO ALL!”