A recent release from the White House’s Office of Science and Technology showed “ending the Covid-19 pandemic” as one of the Trump administrations top successes of Trump’s first term. The news release comes as the country reports the largest number of daily cases seen to date.

A release from OSTP says “From the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic the Trump Administration has taken decisive actions to engage scientists and health professionals in academia, industry, and government to understand, treat and defeat the disease. “The office’s director, Dr. Kelvin Droegemeier said,” President Trump has solidified America’s standing as the most scientifically and technologically advanced nation the world has ever known.”

In response to that release today the White House communications director Alyssa Farah responded that the release was “poorly worded.” She also responded “the intent was to say that it is our goal to end the virus. But what I would say is this: because of the president’s leadership, we are rounding the corner on the virus,” she added.

Here in the United States we have reached an average of 63,589 new covid-19 cases in the past 7 days, with numbers going up, not down. And some states are already seeing shortages in available ICU beds. The CDC (Centers for Disease Control) also reports that since January, we have seen 8,680,611 total infections in the US, and 492,026 in the past week. Total deaths at this point are at 225,084 and rising. The Covid-19 pandemic is far from over, it is growing right now. The President has repeatedly, falsely, blamed the increase in cases on an increase in testing.

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