美新冠疫情再度升级,白宫幕僚长竟然这样说

10月25日,白宫幕僚长马克·梅多斯(Mark Meadows)在接受美国有线电视新闻网(CNN)采访时表示,美国将不会控制新冠疫情。

梅多斯称:“我们不会控制疫情。我们将获得疫苗、找到有效治疗和其他缓解的方式。”

美新冠疫情再度升级,白宫幕僚长竟然这样说

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在被CNN知名节目主持人杰克·塔珀(Jake Tapper)问及为什么美国不去控制新冠疫情时,梅多斯回答道:“因为新冠病毒是一种像流感一样具备传染性的病毒。”

多么似曾相识的言论!10月初,刚出院返回白宫的美国总统特朗普就在推特发文称,新冠病毒远不如流感致命。

美新冠疫情再度升级,白宫幕僚长竟然这样说

White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows/Reuters

此外,塔珀继续追问道:“那为什么我们不去控制它的传播呢?”对此,梅多斯表示特朗普政府正在努力遏制新冠病毒。

梅多斯发表此番言论之际,美国政府继续无视政府卫生专家有关“戴口罩、保持社交距离和避免大型聚会等方式遏制病毒传播”的建议。

White House chief of staff Mark Meadows on Sunday told CNN that the U.S. is "not going to control" the coronavirus pandemic.

"We are not going to control the pandemic. We are going to control the fact that we get vaccines, therapeutics and other mitigation areas," Meadows said on "State of the Union," a CNN's Sunday morning program.

When pressed by the host on why the U.S. isn't going to get the pandemic under control, Meadows said: "Because it is a contagious virus just like the flu." He added that the Trump administration is "making efforts to contain it."

"What we need to do is make sure that we have the proper mitigation factors, whether it's therapies or vaccines or treatments to make sure that people don't die from this," quoting Meadows' comments from CNN.

The comments came as the White House continues to ignore advisory from leading government health experts on face masks, social distancing and avoiding large gatherings despite the staggering rise in the number of infected cases.

对于梅多斯的言论,网友们在社交媒体上表达了自己的不满:

美新冠疫情再度升级,白宫幕僚长竟然这样说

“梅多斯:‘我们在控制它’

塔珀:‘怎么控制的?!不戴口罩在全国乱跑吗?!’

真的是有史以来最糟糕的政府管理。但愿它永远是最糟糕的吧。”

美新冠疫情再度升级,白宫幕僚长竟然这样说

“他们满脑子都是想要取得连任。他们显然没有一个顾全大多数美国人的计划,这完全就是权力和贪婪。”

也有网友听到番言论表示很难过:

美新冠疫情再度升级,白宫幕僚长竟然这样说

“拜托,拜托,这不是真的。我已经为担心家人和朋友以及疾病和死亡感到筋疲力尽了。”

美新冠疫情再度升级,白宫幕僚长竟然这样说

“其他国家可以控制新冠肺炎疫情,但我们在特朗普政府的管理下就不能。伤心!”

甚至有网友简单明了的概括了中心大意:

美新冠疫情再度升级,白宫幕僚长竟然这样说

“换句话说,特朗普政府投降了。”

美新冠疫情再度升级,白宫幕僚长竟然这样说

Marc Short, chief of staff to Vice President Pence, has tested positive for the coronavirus./AFP

值得一提的是,同一天,美国副总统彭斯办公室表示,副总统迈克·彭斯(Mike Pence)将继续前往各地拉选票,尽管彭斯的办公室主任马克·肖特(Marc Short)以及彭斯的顾问马蒂·奥布斯特(Marty Obst)等至少五名彭斯的同僚已经确诊感染新冠病毒。

目前,美国第三波新冠疫情来势汹汹。

美国约翰斯·霍普金斯大学的统计数据显示,截至北京时间26日17时,美国新冠肺炎确诊病例已超过863万,死亡病例超过22.5万。

此前,美国新增确诊病例数连续两天超过8.4万。

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence's chief of staff, Marc Short, tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday, a spokesperson said. The new case has added to the list of infected persons connected to Donald Trump's administration.

Pence, who has been campaigning ahead of the November 3 election, will not go in self-isolation and maintain his current schedule in consultation with White House doctors, said the spokesman.

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