Donald Trump’s top health advisor on the Coronavirus outbreak, Dr Anthony Fauci, whom the American President has widely ignored on almost every aspect of the crisis, apologised today for going against his own advice and touching his face during a press conference.
Fauci, who has been attempting to guide the American President as the United States prepares to face a rise in deaths caused by the virus, lowered his face into his hand and slowly shook his head as the President addressed a press conference and gave his ‘opinion’ of the Coronavirus.
Fauci continued to urge Americans not to touch their own faces where possible, going on to say,
“[The American people] have to start taking seriously what you can do now that if and when the infections will come and they will come, sorry to say, sad to say, they will.”
President Trump has famously ignored the advice of many scientists, experts in the field and medical professionals, including Dr Fauci – his top medical advisor – instead forging ahead with his own unique take on the Coronavirus and a variety of ‘gut feelings’.
Early in the outbreak Trump revealed his natural knowledge of medical emergencies by telling the American people, “this is a much different problem than Ebola. With Ebola, you disintegrated. Especially at the beginning.”
On the day that six C19 deaths were announced in Washington Trump released a statement saying, “we’re doing great on Coronavirus.”
He went on to comment when Senator Mit Romney was forced to self-isolate after displaying symptoms of the disease. “Romney’s in isolation? Gee, that’s too bad.”
Trump appeared to downplay the likelihood of infection during an interview with Fox News, “a lot of people will have this… They’ll get better very rapidly.”
The Coronavirus has turned into a political bat and ball game in the US as Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden emerge as front runners for the next Presidency.
Political analyst Keith Poole said, “Biden is a continuation of Trump. Sanders, on the other hand, is a socialist, so you’d better believe he’s under attack from America’s right wing press.”
“Sanders has been outspoken on Trump’s nonsensical approach to the Coronavirus and champions a nationalised health system.
“On the other hand, Biden doesn’t appear to give a rat’s ass. Yet strangely, Biden leads in the polls. That may say something about the American voter, or it may say something about the American voting system. I know which one I’d suspect.”
According to a running count by Johns Hopkins University, the number of American Coronavirus cases rose to 82,000 on Thursday, ahead of China and Italy, the European bloc’s worst hit country.
More than 1000 people are believed to have died in the United States so far from contracting the Coronavirus, but experts expect this number to swell dramatically in light of the country’s dire response to what is a global emergency.