The country’s chief infectious disease specialist believes that some governors and mayors have openly neglected measures to counter the spread of the coronavirus.
Director of the National Institute of Allergic and Infectious Diseases of the United States Anthony Fauci believes that political differences in the country have led to an increase in deaths from the effects of the disease caused by the coronavirus. In an interview with Reuters, he noted that by starting the pandemic, the United States was politically divided, and wearing a mask was considered a “statement” but not a precautionary measure.
“Even under good conditions, this is a serious problem,” the expert said. In his opinion, the current crisis in the health sector is “the worst thing that could happen to the country in 100 years.”
Fauci believes that some governors and mayors have blatantly neglected measures to counter the spread of the infection.
According to estimates by Johns Hopkins University, the number of deaths due to coronavirus in the United States exceeded the mark of 500 thousand. According to the latest data, the country has infected a total of 28 184 218 people. The University conducts calculations based on information from federal and local authorities.