U.S. Pres. Trump Compares Coronavirus Outbreak, 9/11 & Pearl Harbor Incidents
TRUMP – United States President Donald Trump expressed that the coronavirus outbreak in the country is worse than the Pearl Harbor and the 9/11 inciddents.
The coronavirus or COVID-19 has affected over 200 countries across the globe. Last December 2019, the rest of the world was just hearing reports about the “mysterious disease” that spread in China.
In January, several nations start to record their first cases of the said disease. It is said to have flu-like symptoms – fever, cough, and breathing difficulties may be exhibited by the patient.
However, as time passed, it was discovered that a person may be positive for COVID-19 even without showing symptoms. Also, although the senior citizens are more prone to it, even the youngest individuals can be infected.
Currently, the coronavirus has already infected over 3.8 million people across the globe. More than 1.2 million of these patients have recovered while, unfortunately, more than 260,000 lost their lives to it.
United States is the country with the most number of coronavirus cases now. The nation is now under a national emergency to fight the spread of the disease.
Based on the global tally of Worldometer, over 1.2 million people in U.S. were infected by COVID-19. Out of the total number, 206,000 have recovered while more than 74,000 died of the disease.
Based on a report on ABS-CBN News, speaking to the reporters at the White House, President Donald Trump compared the coronavirus outbreak in U.S. with the Pearl Harbor and the 9/11 incidents.
The Pearl Harbor that took place last December 7, 1941 brought the country to a World War II. The 9/11 attacks claimed over 3,000 lives of people who were at the World Trade Center.
Based on the report, Pres. Trump said that the outbreak of coronavirus in U.S. is worse than the Pearl Harbor and the 9/11. “This is really the worst attack we’ve ever had,” the President expressed.
The U.S. President also did not hold back his disappointment against China. According to him, the coronavirus outbreak should have not happened. He stressed that China, the “source”, could have stopped the disease.
Now, COVID-19 is a pandemic. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), it is a long-term battle against this disease.