Trump, stewing over election loss, silent as virus surges

Washington President (AFP) Donald Trump has publicly withdrew from the fight against the Coronavirus virus as the disease is spreading across the United States at an alarming rate.

Trump, after losing his re-election to President Joe Biden, remains angry with the news that a preventative vaccine development will come after Election Day. Aides said the president has shown little interest in the growing crisis even as cases have been re-tested on skyrocketed intensive care units and hospitals in many parts of the country. almost at full capacity.

Public health experts worry that Trump’s refusal to work hard on the pandemic or coordinate with Biden’s team in the last two months of his term will only have viral effects and hindering the country’s ability to deliver vaccines quickly next year.

The White House Coronavirus Task Force held its first meeting after Monday’s election. Officials considered the spike in issues and Pfizer’s commitment to developing a vaccine, praising the Rear Adm service. John Polovczyk, member of the executive group. resigned Monday.

But Trump, who did not participate in special forces meetings, remains concerned about the results of last week’s election. It still needs to reconsider the recent spike in viral outbreaks that have left the government and local officials scrambling and hospitals worried about the ability to treat infected people.

With more than 100,000 confirmed new cases in the United States reported daily for more than a week, Trump has become more focused on monitoring the spread of the vaccine, which will not be widely available for several months. . He was upset that Pfizer had deliberately rejected an announcement about the progress of its immunization test until after Election Day, according to a White House official who did not comment publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity. . Pfizer said it did not knowingly withhold the results of the test.

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