Nearly five million people have been infected with the new coronavirus around the world. And the death toll is close to three hundred and twenty-two thousand.
The United States is the country with the highest number of cases and deaths – and President Donald Trump is blaming the World Health Organization and China.
The coronavirus has been with us for several months now. And doctors around the world are learning and adjusting their treatments to save patients.
Jose Pascual, an Associate Professor of Surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, spoke about what have doctors and scientists discovered about the virus.
And to discuss:
- Joseph Williams is a senior news editor at U.S. News & World Report.
- Michael Johns is the co-founder and national leader of the Tea Party movement.
- Einar Tangen is a current affairs commentator, joining us from Beijing.
President Trump threatened to permanently halt funding for the @WHO if it did not commit to improvements within 30 days, and to reconsider the membership of the United States in the body https://t.co/rqB9mMMsCG pic.twitter.com/IYQjE8ZfH0
— Reuters (@Reuters) May 19, 2020
Trump says it’s “a badge to honor” that the U.S. has more than 1.5 million cases of coronavirus https://t.co/LZm0leblfR
— Bloomberg Politics (@bpolitics) May 19, 2020