Donald Trump raises alarm on Covid-19, says it will get worse

Donald Trump raises alarm on Covid-19, says it will get worse

- President Donald Trump has said that Americans are yet to witness the worst of Covid-19

- The president in his address also advised the US citizens to keep to all safety guidelines like wearing face masks

- When journalists pressed him with questions on the disease, Trump said the virus will just disappear

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On Tuesday, July 21, President Donald Trump gave a very gloomy outlook on the coronavirus pandemic as he warned Americans that the worst is yet to come.

During his media address, the president, who for a long time did not wear a face mask, advised Americans to put one on as a measure to curb the spread of the virus, NBC News reports.

"America's youth will act responsibly, and we're asking everybody that when you are not able to socially distance, wear a mask. Get a mask," he said.

The same media also gathers that though Trump painted a very realistic look of things concerning the virus in the US, he made some untrue statements about mortality rate among other things.

He said that fatalities nationwide have fallen by 75% since mid-April, adding that there is a huge supplies to cater for the situation.

A collage showing the president. Photos sources: France24/Business Insider

A collage showing the president. Photos sources: France24/Business Insider
Source: UGC

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That was in contradiction to a study by John Hopkins University that said the US mortality rate is one of the world’s highest. The US president also said in response to press men’s questioning that, "Well, the virus will disappear. It will disappear."

Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za earlier reported that the United States accused China-linked hackers of targeting organisations that are researching the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) said it had seen hacking attempts on US groups researching vaccines, treatments and testing which are traced to China.

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It was gathered that the FBI and Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency issued a joint warning on Wednesday, May 13, over the development.

The government departments warned that "healthcare, pharmaceutical and research sectors working on Covid-19 response should all be aware they are prime targets" of hackers.

The cyber-thieves had "been observed attempting to identify and illicitly obtain valuable intellectual property and public health data" on treating the coronavirus, the statement added.

Trump had on Monday, May 11, referred to China's alleged cyber-activities:

"What else is new with China? I'm not happy with China, could have stopped it at the source, should have," he said.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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