On October 25, local time, White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows said in an interview with CNN that the United States "will not control" the new crown epidemic.
At the same time, the number of confirmed cases of new coronary pneumonia in various parts of the country has surged, and nearly 225,000 people have died from the virus.
Meadows said: "We will not control the epidemic. We will obtain vaccines, find effective treatments and other mitigation methods." When a reporter asked why the United States did not control the epidemic, Meadows said: "Because the new crown is just like the flu. Contagious virus.” And added that the Trump administration is “working hard to contain it.”
President Trump's chief of staff made the above comments at a time when the number of new coronavirus cases in the United States was soaring, and the country reported the second highest number of new cases on the 24th.
People familiar with the matter said that the Trump administration is also facing a second outbreak in the White House. In recent days, at least five associates of Vice President Pence have tested positive for the new crown.
(CCTV reporter Liu Xu)