On the day that Donald Trump resumed public campaign events – the same day that a laboratory test was finally shown to have already tested negative for the coronavirus – the World Health Organization ( WHO ) put a pass on goal in his path to reelection as president of the United States.
Dr. David Nabarro, the special envoy for Covid-19 in Europe, called on governments in an interview with The Spectator portal to stop using confinement as the main tool against the coronavirus pandemic.
“We appeal to all world leaders: stop using confinement as your main method of control,” Nabarro said.
He also explained that the justification for the confinement lies in “buying time to reorganize, regroup and rebalance their resources; protect health workers, who are exhausted ”. And he drew attention to the particularly harsh effects that the quarantine has on the poorest sectors of the population.
In addition to the controversy on social networks after the statements, the president took that position as a victory:
“The World Health Organization has just admitted that it was right. The blockades are killing countries around the world. The cure cannot be worse than the problem itself. Open your states, Democratic Governors. Open New York. A long battle, but they finally did the right thing! ”He tweeted.
Judge advances towards the court
The risk of Covid-19 loomed yesterday in the US Senate, during the first confirmation hearings of Amy Coney Barrett to be a judge of the Supreme Court, with a room where the children of the candidate and at least one legislator have tested positive.
Donald Trump formally nominated Barrett in a packed ceremony at the White House on September 26. Days later, he and several advisers confirmed his infection.
Sen. Kamala Harris said the hearing should have been postponed and that holding it was unwise. Meanwhile, Republican Senator Mike Lee, also positive, attended in person.
Anthony Fauci asks to remove his campaign image
America’s leading infectious disease expert, Anthony Fauci, said Donald Trump’s campaign team must remove an ad that is based on a statement he did make but is used out of context.
The announcement speaks of Trump’s effort to recover, as well as the work of his administration. The ad uses Fauci’s public comments and suggests that he is praising the President.
The observations come from an interview in March, in which Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases since 1984, spoke about fighting the virus.