WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, mere days after White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows admitted to the nation that the Trump administration is “not going to control” the pandemic, the American Academy of Pediatrics reportedly found a dramatic increase in COVID-19 infections among children. According to a new CNN report, nearly 800,000 kids have been infected across the U.S. The surge follows the Trump administration’s push to have students, teachers, and staff return to in-person learning despite repeated warnings from experts and cases popping up in countless schools.
“With a third coronavirus surge underway, the Trump administration has evidently decided to throw in the towel on addressing the pandemic,” said Kyle Herrig, president of government watchdog Accountable.US.
“Months into this public health crisis, the president and his allies are still failing to take even the most basic steps to get COVID-19 under control. With workers and small businesses flailing and new coronavirus cases spiking, all the president and his allies in the Senate have managed to focus on is their radical judicial agenda.”
The report also follows a renewed effort by President Trump and his allies to smear public health experts including coronavirus task force member Dr. Anthony Fauci, who has been candid with the public about the U.S. going in the “wrong direction” with regard to COVID-19 — running counter to Trump’s repeated claims that the country is “rounding the corner.”