Mark Meadows, White House chief of staff, announced that new “therapeutic treatments” that could be effective in treating the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) Virus (COVID-19), would soon be released.
In an interview with ABC anchor George Stephanopoulos, Meadows defended the Trump administration’s approach to dealing with the CCP Virus pandemic, highlighting the aggressive measures taken by engaging pharmaceutical companies and other research institutions in pushing for the introduction of drugs and treatments for the virus, according to the Daily Wire.
Meadows said he has been working “around the clock” focusing on therapies, vaccines, and mitigation therapies for the CCP Virus.
“The president has been very clear—whatever amount of money and whatever amount of time needs to be invested, we’re doing that,” Meadows said.
“We actually took unprecedented steps. Not only did the president shut down travel from China and Europe long before even the medical experts were suggesting we should do so, and then we shut down the economy to try to mitigate the damage,” he said.
Meadows cautioned that there is no quick fix for the pandemic contingency and said the solution was not going to lie in the use of masks or a further shutdown of the economy. “Hopefully, it is American ingenuity that will allow for therapies and vaccines to ultimately conquer this,” he added.
According to data provided by John Hopkins University, last week in the United States the cases due to contagion appeared to rise to 4 million, with states such as Florida, California, Texas, and Colorado as the main focus, while the recorded deaths amounted to 150,000.
However, these figures may not accurately represent the number of deaths in the United States. According to research by CBS-12 News, particularly in Florida, many of the patients registered in morgues died of causes other than the CCP Virus.
One of the cases identified took place in Orange County, where a man who died in a road accident ended up being recorded among the deaths from the CCP Virus.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis recently acknowledged the inconsistencies in the records, saying, “We’ve had other incidents in which there’s no real relationship and it’s been counted. So, we want to look at that and see how pervasive that issue is as well.”
As reported by Axios, the number of new cases of coronavirus has slowed. “After weeks of explosive growth, the number of new infections in the U.S. is still climbing—but not quite as fast as it has been.”
“New confirmed infections rose by 3% last week in Texas, and by 9% in California. Florida’s caseload did not change. Arizona saw its second consecutive week of improvement,” said Axios.
The Trump administration recently signed four executive orders to greatly reduce prescription drug costs and increase Americans’ access to lifesaving drugs.