More and more countries are going into lockdown in view of rising corona figures. Now US President Donald Trump sounds like this will not happen in his country.
US President Donald Trump has ruled out new, far-reaching restrictions on public life in the US, regardless of the further increase in the number of coronavirus infections. “We will never do another lockdown,” Trump announced on Thursday during an election campaign in Tampa, Florida. He also explicitly referred to the restrictions announced in Germany and France.
While the number of new corona infections in the US had recently risen to around 79,000 in a single day, Trump insists they will soon be out of the woods. He pointed out that effective drugs such as antibodies and vaccines will soon be available. However, experts from the Trump administration warn it will take months. That is why they argued for the wearing of masks, among other things.
‘He expects us to learn to die with it’
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, meanwhile, has accused Trump of endangering human lives with his major events in the final sprint of the election campaign. The president is spreading viruses across the country during his “superspreader events” during the election campaign – this term refers to events where a particularly large number of people are infected. “He says it’s coming to an end that (the virus) will disappear. That we’ll learn to live with it. No, he expects we’ll learn to die with it,” Biden called his followers in Coconut Creek, Florida, on Thursday. also close to miami.
At the Tampa event, as in the past few days, thousands of people, some without masks and huddled together, stood in front of the stage. Biden, on the other hand, appeared in front of a significantly smaller crowd, as in the past. There were about 200 cars in front of his podium – the organizers asked the occupants to stay close to their cars at all times to obey the distance rules.