The United States (US) has surpassed 200,000 deaths from the novel coronavirus till date.
According to a rolling tally by Johns Hopkins University, higher than 200,000 US residents have died and 6.86 million have been confirmed contaminated by COVID-19.
The US has had the world’s highest official lack of life toll for months, ahead of Brazil and India, with 137,272 and 88,935 deaths respectively.
Overall, the US accounts for 4% of the world’s inhabitants and 20% of its recorded coronavirus deaths.
Critics say the statistics expose the Trump administration’s failure to fulfill its sternest examine ahead of the November three election.
“Due to Donald Trump’s lies and incompetence in the past six months, (we) have seen one of the gravest losses of American life in history,” his Democratic rival Joe Biden said.
“With this crisis that required serious presidential leadership, he just wasn’t up to it. He froze and America has paid the worst price of any nation in the world.”
While insisting that the United States is already “rounding the corner,” Trump has extreme hopes that the swift approval of a Covid-19 vaccine will improve his reelection chances.
“We will distribute a vaccine, we will defeat the virus, we will end the pandemic, and we will enter a new era of unprecedented prosperity, cooperation, and peace,” Trump said in a recorded message to the UN General Assembly on Tuesday.
Trump has beforehand acknowledged that by April of the next 12 months, most Americans who want to be immunized could have a vaccine.
But most consultants argue that betting on vaccines is not going to be a viable approach.