Donald Trump said the United States is working with India to develop a vaccine for COVID-19, praising Indian-American Indians as “great” scientists and researchers.
U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted on Saturday that his country is donating fans to India in the fight against COVID-19. “We are with India and Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the time of this epidemic,” he wrote.
He also said the United States is working with India to develop a COVID-19 vaccine and praises Indian-American “great” scientists and researchers.
I am proud to announce that the United States is donating fans to our friends in India. We are with India and @narendramodi at the time of this epidemic. We also work together to develop vaccines. Let’s defeat the invisible enemy together!
– Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump), 15 May 2020
Turning to the media, Trump said he hopes COVID-19 will be available by the end of the year and has announced the appointment of a former pharmaceutical executive to lead the efforts of the “Chain of Operations Chain” project.
“I have recently returned from India, recently, we are working very closely with India and have a huge Indian population in the United States and many of the people you are talking about are also working on vaccination. Great scientists and researchers,” he told reporters in the White House Rose Garden while making serious efforts. to accelerate the development of coronavirus vaccination.
“Yes. We are also working very closely with India,” Mr. Trump said in response to a question, describing Prime Minister Modi as a “very good friend”.
“India was so big and as you know, its prime minister was a very good friend of mine,” the president of the United States said.
Barely a month later, Mr Trump’s praise suggests that he could have indicated possible retaliation if India did not withdraw exports of the anti-malarial drug used to treat coronavirus patients, hydroxychloroquine. He later sent thanks after India allowed the United States to buy 29 million servings.
India crossed China’s COVID-19 number on Friday, where the virus appeared late last year, registering 85,215 cases of coronavirus. Data from state health departments showed. India ranks 11th in the world in coronavirus cases.
However, India’s mortality rate is still significantly better than China, at 3.2 percent, compared with 5.5 percent. According to the latest available data from the Union Ministry of Health, more than 27,000 people have been cured in India.
The new coronavirus affects more than 44 lakh people worldwide, with the United States reporting nearly a third of the cases – by far the highest. More than 3 lakh people died of fatal respiratory disease. Russia, the UK and Spain ranked second, third and fourth, with well over 2 lakh cases.