White House Lists Ending the Pandemic as an Accomplishment

Modesto Morganelli
Ottobre 29, 2020

The OSTP release is titled, "Trump Administration Releases Science and Technology Accomplishments from First Term".

Health officials and scientists working on the U.S. coronavirus response took offense to a White House report claiming "ending the COVID-19 pandemic" is one of Trump's major first term accomplishments, The Daily Beast reported Tuesday.

The list, included in a press release from the Office of Science and Technology Policy credits the administration for taking "decisive actions to engage scientists and health professionals in academia, industry, and government to understand, treat, and defeat the disease".

The report itself does not mention ending the pandemic as an accomplishment, a spokesperson for the office later noted on Twitter. "Trump to advance science and technology".

During Wednesday's broadcast of "America's Newsroom" on Fox News, White House Director of Strategic Communications Alyssa Farah admitted that the statement was poorly phrased. The spokesperson said the report was meant to highlight the administration's progress on confronting the pandemic.

The United States is reporting an average of 70,000 new coronavirus cases a day, with the average daily case count climbing up 41% percent over the last two weeks, according to NPR.

"The rest of us still view the threat of those cases as the top concern", the official continued.

The United States however is in no rush to produce a CBDC despite the threat from China, and blockchain regulation in the USA has been so slow-moving that many prominent blockchain firms, such as Ripple are now threatening to leave for more innovation-friendly regulated countries. Those states are Arizona, California, Maine, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, and Vermont.

The U.S.so far has recorded more than 8.7 million coronavirus cases and at least 226,000 deaths, more than any other country.

Q: Hospitals in Wisconsin are near capacity. Trump, who insists the country is "rounding the turn" on the coronavirus, continues to hold packed campaign rallies and attacks the news media for focusing on surging infections.

Earlier this month, HHS Secretary Alex Azar for the third time renewed its federal public health emergency declaration for the coronavirus epidemic, which now is scheduled to remain in place until January 21, 2021 (New York Times [1], 10/28; Stone, "Shots", NPR, 10/27; Behrmann, USA Today, 10/27; Weixel, The Hill, 10/27; Ehley, Politico, 10/27; Beer, Forbes, 10/27; New York Times [2], 10/28; HHS public health emergency declaration, 10/2).

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