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‘We’re round­ing the turn,’ Trump claims

- U.S. News · US Politics · Politics · Infectious Diseases · Health Conditions · Donald Trump · Wilmington, Middlesex County, MA · United States of America · Joe Biden · Joe · New Hampshire · Mark Meadows

WILMINGTON: United States Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump claimed progress yes­ter­day af­ter the US set records for daily in­fec­tions, as Demo­cratic chal­lenger Joe Bi­den ac­cused him of sur­ren­der­ing to the pan­demic.

‘‘We are com­ing around, we’re round­ing the turn, we have the vac­cines, we have ev­ery­thing,’’ Trump told a rally in New Hamp­shire.

The United States re­ported 79,852 new in­fec­tions on Sun­day, close to the pre­vi­ous day's record of 84,244. No vac­cines have been ap­proved for use there.

White House Chief of Staff Mark Mead­ows told CNN that ‘‘we’re not go­ing to con­trol the pan­demic. We are go­ing to con­trol the fact that we get vac­cines, ther­a­peu­tics and other mit­i­ga­tion ar­eas.’’

Bi­den seized on those com­ments, say­ing Mead­ows ‘‘stun­ningly ad­mit­ted this morn­ing that the Ad­min­is­tra­tion has . . . given up on their ba­sic duty to pro­tect the Amer­i­can peo­ple’’.

‘‘This . . . was a can­did ac­knowl­edge­ment of what Pres­i­dent Trump’s strat­egy has clearly been from the be­gin­ning of this cri­sis: to wave the white flag of de­feat and hope that by ig­nor­ing it, the virus would sim­ply go away. It hasn’t, and it won’t.’’ — Reuters

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