Discrepancies in the actions of individual states and the lack of a unified approach in the fight against the coronavirus has led to the fact that the U.S. has suffered more than other countries from the pandemic. This was stated by the Chief Infectious Disease Officer of the United States, Anthony Fauci.
Fauci stressed that the pandemic knows no borders between the states, and therefore a certain consistency in the measures taken was required to combat it. Nevertheless, he said, the U.S. faced significant differences in the actions of individual states and a lack of a coordinated approach to containing the spread of the virus.
“There were many factors that led to, unfortunately for us, the United States being the hardest hit country in the world, but I think the divergence in state actions was a major weakness in our fight against the pandemic,” Fauci said. The chief infectious disease doctor in the United States emphasized that the politicization of antiviral measures, particularly the wearing of masks, has also had a negative impact on the country’s response to the pandemic.
According to the latest figures, more than 19 million people in the United States have been infected with the coronavirus over the years. The country has the highest number of COVID-19 cases in the world.