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One step forward, 2 steps back: Harvard's Dr. Thomas Tsai assesses Trump's response to COVID-19, and tells us his fears and hopes about the months ahead

Posted On: Jul 11, 2020   |   Posted By: Business Insider

Dr. Thomas Tsai, of the Harvard Global Health Institute, spoke to Business Insider about where the United States stands in the fight against COVID-19 and President Donald Trump's claim to be leading the world's best response.
"It's as if we are taking one step forward and two steps back," Tsai said of the US response to the pandemic. "We started off with a peak, we settled for a plateau, and we ended up with a mountain range."
"We're breaking records every single day on state-level and national-level positive tests. What that means is that in one to two weeks from now, those record numbers of cases may translate to an increasing number of hospitalizations, ICU admissions, and, unfortunately, even fatalities."
Dr. Tsai said President Donald Trump's approach has left much to be desired. "Right now, at the highest peak of cases that we've had, it's also been where the federal government has been most absent, where there has been no White House coronavirus task force briefing."
"This pandemic has clearly shown...

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