President Donald Trump said the US will be in “a very good shape” regarding the number of ventilators available by the time coronavirus outbreak reaches to the greatest level.
Donald Trump has told that at least 10 US companies are now creating medical devices. They might also export some of them.
There are 163,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus whereas over 3,000 people died due to Covid-19. The US has the greatest number of Covid-19 cases, followed by Italy and China.
Johns Hopkins University reported that New York City is the worst-hit city in America, with 914 fatalities.
The US President spoke to Monday’s Coronavirus Task Force briefing at the White House. He said, “We have now 10 companies at least making the ventilators, and we say go ahead because, honestly, other countries – they’ll never be able to do it.”
He was asked whether there would be enough ventilators for all patients in the US during the peak in infections. He replied, “I think we going to be in very good shape.”
He said more than a million Americans had been tested for the virus, “more than any other country by far. Not even close”.
He accused a reporter who pointed out that South Korea had tested proportionally more people when measured by population size of negativity.
He also said that he should be congratulated on his administration’s progress in dealing with the virus.
Mr. Trump said “challenging times are ahead for the next 30 days”, but that social distancing could save more than a million American lives.
“I don’t want panic in the country. I could cause panic much better than even you,” he told the reporter.