US President Donald Trump said that countries like India and China would have far more coronavirus cases than America, the most affected country in the world, if they did more testing.
Trump said in his speech at Puritan Medical Products in Maine that the United States has carried out 20 million tests.
Compared to the United States, Germany is four million and there are a lot of talks about three million tests about South Korea, he said on Friday.
According to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center, the United States has reported nearly 1.9 million cases and over 1.09,000 deaths. This makes America the most affected country, while the total number of coronavirus cases in India and China is 2.36.184 and 84.177, respectively.
According to the Ministry of Health, India has performed over 4 million coronavirus tests to date.
Trump commented on the US COVID 19 tests as follows: "We will run well over 20 million tests. Remember, if you test more, you will have more cases.
"I tell my people every time we test; they find cases because we do more tests. If we have more cases when we wanted to test in China or India or elsewhere, I promise you that there will be more Would give cases … you're doing a fantastic job of getting the swabs out ".
Puritan is one of the few manufacturers in the world to produce high-quality medical swabs that are crucial for rapid tests.
"And every swab you make at Puritan is proud of the beautiful sentence from the United States."
"Thanks to the testing capacity you enable, our country is reopening and our economy is recovering as if nobody thought it was possible," he said.
Regarding the latest monthly employment figures, Trump said the economy is now back on track.
"We have absolutely shattered expectations, and this is the largest monthly increase in employment in American history. Remember that. It's been a long time."
"I think it's more than double or roughly double our all-time high so far. This is the largest monthly employment growth in American history. And we will achieve a phenomenal result next year. We will have an enormous pair of them." Months before the November 3 election, very, very important date, "said the President.
Trump is campaigning for re-election for the second consecutive year and will run against Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden in the November 3 presidential election. Most opinion polls show that Biden Trump is a few points ahead.
"It will be a very important choice because the only thing it can screw up is if you get the wrong president and he increases your taxes and opens your borders so everyone can flow into our country," Trump said.
Trump reaffirmed that he had built a strong economy in the past three years and promised to get the economy going that was hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic.
Trump described the fight against the corona virus as the largest national and industrial mobilization since World War II and said his government had used the full power of the U.S. government and industry to defeat the invisible enemy.
"It is indeed an enemy. It came from China, should have been stopped in China. They didn't," he said.
The administration has delivered over 1.5 billion personal protective equipment to doctors and nurses at the forefront. "We have cut red tape to accelerate vaccine development. And vaccines are progressing incredibly well, wait until you see and therapeutics. And we have partnered with leading private sector companies like Puritan to bring you the biggest and most most advanced testing capabilities to build the face of the earth like this, "he said.
The puritanian factory in Maine quickly ramped up production to produce nearly 20 million swabs with foam tips every month.
"Then, in April, my government made use of the Defense Production Act to help you scale even more. As part of a $ 75 million public-private partnership, Puritan will soon increase production to 40 million swabs per Double the month, "added Trump.
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