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Donald Trump also commented on the corona virus during his campaign appearance in Tulsa. And look for the mistakes again in others.

Update from Sunday, June 21, 2020, 7.30 a.m .: Donald Trump also has about that in his campaign appearance in Tulsa Corona virus spoken – and downplayed the pandemic again. With the applause of his followers, Trump even said that he had called on his employees to restrict coronavirus tests so that the Infection numbers in the US will not continue to rise. The tests, which have since been expanded, are “a double-edged sword”. Trump also had the appropriate explanation ready. “If you test to this extent, you will find more people, you will find more cases, so I said to my people: ‘Please slow down the tests’.”

Trump again blamed the coronavirus in Tulsa on China. He knows 19 different names, including “Kung Flu”. Trump also spoke of a “Chinese virus”. China should have stopped the virus at the source, Trump said. Months ago, the World Health Organization had advised against terms that would only lead to stigmatization.

The President uses the term “Kung flu”

The United States now have over 2.25 million confirmed coronavirus infections, according to Johns Hopkins University. The United States has nearly 120,000 deaths from the virus.

Update from Saturday, June 20, 2020, 4:50 p.m .: In some US-Bundes rise Corona virus– Case numbers alarmingly strong. president Donald Trump still sees the United States on a very good path and speaks of the crisis in the past. “It was an interesting time, it was terrible, so many lives have been lost, we will never forget these incredible people. But they will not have died for nothing. It will go on in our country and we will be stronger than ever, ”Donald Trump said in a video Twitter.

Despite the ongoing coronaCrisis, Donald Trump also resumes his mass rallies. Trump’s first campaign event in more than three months is scheduled for Saturday evening (June 20, 2020) in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Less than five months before the presidential election, Democratic nominee Joe Biden is ahead of Republican Trump in nationwide polls.

+++ 21.03 p.m .: The end of Entry ban from Europe to the United States is still not in sight. US president Donald Trump monitor the situation continuously, but so far there are “no plans” to lift travel restrictions, White House spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany said in Washington on Friday (June 19, 2020). She stressed that the ban at the beginning of the Corona pandemic have been very important in saving lives in the United States.

Donald Trump had the entry stop in mid-March due to the rapid spread of the corona virus SARS-CoV-2 imposed in several European countries. Currently, travelers from the Schengen area, Great Britain and Ireland are not allowed to enter the United States with a few exceptions.

+++ 8 p.m .: after the corona– The governor of the state has waived the number of cases in recent weeks new York, Andrew Cuomo, at future daily press conferences on the subject.

“After 111 days in hell, we all need a break,” said Cuomo during a video address on Friday (June 19, 2020), which, unlike his previous appointments, already had no employees at his side. In the past three months, the state has achieved the impossible, said Cuomo. “But Covid is not over yet, we still have so much to do. “

+++ 6:10 p.m .: Calculation of deaths related to the Corona crisis causes discussions in the USA. New York City Mayor Andrew Cuomo said the statistics were “pretty random”. US President Donald Trump takes similar views.

But experts from the national authority for disease control disagree. “Everything is politically charged right now, and people also question the data as an excuse,” Robert Anderson of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) told The New York Times.

Anderson admitted that the statistical analysis of deaths in the Corona crisis could be improved.

+++ 4.20 p.m .: The leading one
US President Corona Advisor
Donald Trump,
Anthony Fauci, considers further lockdown measures to fight pandemic in the US unnecessary. Speaking to the AFP news agency on Thursday, the epidemic said he was optimistic that a vaccine against the novel corona virus would soon be available to stop the pandemic. Initial tests are “promising”.

Fauci rejects additional lockdown measures, although the US has confirmed the most worldwideCovid-19 infections and have coronavirus-related deaths. While the Covid 19 outbreaks have largely been brought back under control in the former epicentres of New York and New Jersey, the virus is currently spreading increasingly in 20 countries in the country. In the affected regions, Fauci advises that controls be tightened but not new ones, such as the obligation to stay at home.

The search for one Coronavirus vaccine Fauci considers more promising than the previously failed production of a vaccine against HIV, for example. “The reason I’m more confident is that we know that most people recover from Covid-19 because their immune systems destroy the virus,” said Fauci.

Fauci was “very impressed” with the results of a British study on the steroid Dexamethasonethe deaths under Covid-19 patientsthat were connected to ventilators by a third. However, he warned against taking the steroid too early. Dexamethasone suppresses an abnormal defense reaction of the body after an infection, which could otherwise damage organs in the body.

Update from Friday, June 19, 2020, 7:20 a.m .: The Californians must now wear a mask in public. Governor Gavin Newsom ordered a mask requirement in Thursday’s most populous U.S. state to curb the novel corona virus, such as in shops, offices, and local transportation. “Scientific evidence shows that facewear and masks work,” the governor said. Newsom was one of the first US governors to impose severe exit restrictions in mid-March. Most recently, however, he gradually eased the conditions again and left the further course of action to the district authorities. However, several districts, such as Orange County south of Los Angeles, resisted the requirement to wear a mask.

+++ Update 06/18/2020, 1:15 p.m .: In an interview Donald Trump interviewed by a reporter about one of his major campaign events. When asked “The Coronavirus cases are increasing in 22 states, including Oklahoma. You are planning to hold a large rally there this week. Don’t you worry about people getting sick? ”The President of the United States replies,“ No, you see, the numbers are very small compared to those of a while ago. It is dying out. “

However, that shouldn’t be true, as the official Oklahoma numbers show. But on the contrary.

REPORTER: Coronavirus cases are rising in 22 states, including Oklahoma, where you plan to hold a big rally this week. Aren’t you worried about people getting sick?

TRUMP: No, because if you look, the numbers are very minuscule compared to what it was. It’s dying out.

Here are the numbers, updated today by @propublica

+++ 3 p.m .: The number of Corona dead in the United States today (June 17, 2020) exceeded the number of US soldiers killed in the First World War. Johns Hopkins University reports that 116,700 people in a row are one in the United States Covid-19Infection died. In comparison, 116,516 US soldiers lost their lives during the First World War.

Meanwhile, John Bolton reports in his disclosure book about Ivanka Trump’s email affair and her father Donald Trump’s diversion.

+++ 1:25 p.m .: Although that Corona virus Florida’s governor wants to spread rapidly across the state Ron DeSantis know nothing of tougher restrictions. “We will not row back again,” said deSantis during a press conference.

Florida was one of the first states within the United States to Donald Trump’s wish had followed after reopening. Sports organizers in particular are currently making pilgrimages to the “Sunshine State”: including the basketball league NBA, the organizer of wrestling show fights (WWE) and the mixed martial arts series UFC.

+++ 11.30 a.m .: A supporter of Donald Trump, who wants to be present at the US President’s Tulsa Rally, is not worried about a possible one, according to a report by Rawstory Covid-19-Infection. If it would kill him, it would only be a “shame” that he would no longer be for Donald Trump could choose.

“I don’t really care whether I get it or not,” says James Massery, who comes from a community near the city of Tulsa. “If I get it, I’ll deal with it. If I die from it, I will only get angry that I am not in the upcoming election Donald Trump can choose. ”

US President Donald Trump has been sharply criticized for allowing his campaign events to take place as planned, although the Corona crisis continues to hold the US firmly under control. The events could become “super spreader” events that could infect hundreds of people.

+++ Update from June 17, 2020, 9:25 a.m .: The number of Corona infections has set a new record in three U.S. states. Florida, Texas and Arizona all reported the highest increases in virus infections SARS-CoV-2 since capture.

In Florida, the pioneer in the of Donald Trump demanded reopening, 2,783 people took part in one day, according to the “New York Times” corona infected. In Texas, the same period was 2,622, and in Arizona the authorities reported 2,392 new cases.

Ron DeSantis, Florida Republican Governor and a close ally of US President Donald Trumpexplained the increase in corona cases with the higher number of tests that would be performed. However, several experts disagreed with this assessment and blamed the country’s opening, especially for sporting events, for the increase.

DeSantis had recently announced that Florida would also hold the Republican National Convention. The was originally planned in Charlotte in the state of North Carolina, but due to the Corona pandemic can only take place under strict conditions.

+++ 19.35 p.m .: Donald Trump has the Corona crisis in the United States basically declared ended. The US President repeatedly calls for the corona measures to be relaxed further. In the election year, he is currently primarily concerned with boosting the economy again.

Trump’s medical chief Corona advisor apparently has nothing more to say. He last spoke to Trump two weeks ago, said Dr. Anthony Fauci now at the NPR radio network.

“Not last week, but the week before. I spoke to him when we told him about vaccine development, ”said Fauci. “So two weeks ago.”

It actually plays Coronavirus Task Force hardly play a role in Trump’s plans. Important members such as Fauci, Deborah Birx or Robert Redfield are as good as can no longer be seen in public.

+++ 7.30 a.m .: In theCorona crisis they have to United States Scientists estimate that tens of thousands more will be killed by autumn. In their projection, researchers at the IHME Institute at the University of Washington in Seattle are now assuming that the United States could exceed 200,000 deaths by October 1.

It was only on May 27, according to data from Johns Hopkins University, that the USA had reached the mark of 100,000 deaths from an infection with the Corona virus exceeded. At that time, the IHME scientists had assumed 132,000 deaths in the United States by early August.

In the meantime, the Corona warning app is now available for download in Germany. It is designed to help stem the corona pandemic.

Update from Tuesday, June 16, 2020, 7:10 a.m .: US president Donald Trump wants to overcome concerns that a campaign campaign in Oklahoma planned for the weekend could promote the spread of the corona virus. Rather, Trump even announced on Monday in Washington that he would like to allow up to 62,000 people to go to the rally in the city of Tulsa instead of the previously planned 22,000. Another hall should be opened for his followers. In the short message service Twitter, the president wrote that “almost a million people” had applied to enter the event on Saturday.

+++ 7.45 p.m .: The Corona crisis in the United States is in the opinion of Donald Trump also a statistical problem. On his favorite platform “Twitter”, the US president now shares why the USA has such a high number of infected people. “Our tests are so much more extensive and advanced than in any other country (we did a great job here!). Therefore, more cases are reported. Without tests or with bad tests, we would have almost no cases to report. Testing is a double-edged sword – it makes us look bad, but it is good that you do it !!! “

Our testing is so much bigger and more advanced than any other country (we have done a great job on this!) That it shows more cases. Without testing, or weak testing, we would be showing almost no cases. Testing is a double edged sword – Makes us look bad, but good to have !!!

Update from June 15, 2020, 7:05 a.m .: The Corona crisis in the United States is far from being overcome. With Texas, Arizona, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida and Arkansas, six states report abrupt increases in the number of infections.

According to many experts, the situation in Arkansas seems particularly critical. William Haseltine, health expert and former professor of medical school at Harvard University, told the Daily Beast news portal, “What we’re going to see in states like Arkansas is that hospitals will experience situations similar to those in.” new Yorkwhen the facilities there were overwhelmed with the pandemic. “

On Wednesday, the “Washington Regional Medical Center” had already spoken of a “serious health emergency” in northern parts of Arkansas. Since then, the numbers have been the Covid-19 Patients in state hospitals increased 350 percent, according to the Daily Beast. In more than 30 percent of the cases, it is said to be serious illnesses that required the use of a ventilator.

+++ 20.04 clock: The Corona pandemic disclosed “deep internal crises” in the United States, said Russian President Vladimir Putin on state television on Sunday. Party interests would take precedence over the interests of society as a whole and the interests of the people. That would be the violence in the anti-racism protests and the high numbers corona– Show victims.

On the other hand, his country, in which the governors and the government listened to the president, have so far had only “minimal losses” to complain about. In the United States, the president says what needs to be done. “But the governors then say: Oh, don’t worry!” US President Donald Trump Putin says the work has been made difficult since he took office.

Russia has a comparatively high number of 528,964 corona infections. The number of Covid-19– Dead was only given as 6948.

Update from Sunday, June 14th, 2020, 1:24 pm: To be sick in the United States is not exactly cheap. Especially not if the treatment in the hospital takes a long time. The longest treated in a hospital Covid-19-Patient in the USA has now received his bill: the roughly two-month period costs him more than 1.1 million US dollars (equivalent to 997,000 euros) corona-Treatment, 181 pages includes the bill, like that Seattle Times newspaper reports. His intensive care unit room alone was valued at $ 9,736 a day.

The 70-year-old Michael Flor was almost dead in the spring – one evening, according to the Seattle Times nurse, he had to hold the phone to say goodbye to his family. But his condition improved and he recovered. When he held the bill in his hands, his heart stopped almost a second time.

Since Flor is covered by health insurance, he will not have to pay most of the sum himself. In addition, could corona-Subsidies save him and his insurance company from the cost: The paper points to the $ 100 billion that Congress will use to treat hospitals Covid-19– wants to compensate patients.

But Flor can not be happy: “I feel guilty for surviving,” Flor told the newspaper from Seattle. He was very aware that in the end taxpayers and other insured persons would indirectly pay for his treatment: “It took a million dollars to save my life and of course I would say that it was wisely invested money. But I also know that maybe I’m the only one who says that. ”

+++ 20.53 PM: More than 1100 graduates one U.S. military academy had to look like Corona precaution largely isolate from a speech by U.S. President Donald Trump to conclude. The cadets of the military academy in West Point (New York) had been divided into four groups before the speech on Saturday, from which they were not allowed to move for two weeks, reports, among others, the “New York Times” and the TV station CNN. During Trump’s speech, the graduates sat in front of each other at a distance. Before the ceremony started, they wore protective masks.

Trump discussed the events after the death of African-American George Floyd in a brutal police operation in Minneapolis, Minnesota, at the end of May during the closing ceremony. He thanked the National Guard, which guaranteed “peace, security and the rule of law on our streets”. Several states had requested support from the National Guard, which is part of the US Armed Forces Reserve, in the face of the protests.

+++ 12.45 p.m .: Wearing masks, according to a study in the US-Metropolis new York tens of thousands Corona virusInfections prevented. In New York, the measure prevented more than 66,000 infections between April 17 and May 9, researchers from universities in Texas and California calculated in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Accordingly, the airborne transmission of the Sars-CoV-2 pathogen is the dominant route of infection.

Update from Saturday, June 13th, 2020, 8.57 a.m .: Even if US President Donald Trump the Corona pandemic would like to tick off, she is still raging in the United States. After Trump spoke of a “used up pandemic”, researchers once again warned vigorously on Friday (June 12, 2020). The Corona crisis was not yet banned and new and, above all, strict exit restrictions “could become necessary again,” said Jay Butler from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the USA. This has to be decided at the local level depending on the infection process.

As reported by John Hopkins University, there are a total of United States over two million people with the Corona virus infected. Almost 115,000 people have already died from the virus. And during Donald Trump for more Corona loosening advertised, some states, such as North Carolina, hit new highs New infections. In North Carolina, there were 1,768 new infections with the corona virus on Friday.

The coming weeks could see a possible increase of # COVID19 cases as states reopen. It’s too soon to tell if this will happen, but CDC is working closely with state health departments to monitor activity. Learn more about COVID-19:

+++ 22.36 p.m .: In the United States, there are now more than two million confirmed corona cases, more than 112,000 people have died from the disease. Another 1,299 Americans died on Tuesday. For US president Donald Trump of course, nevertheless, no reason to refrain from a rapid opening of the economy after the lockdown.

CNN quotes the President of the United States as saying that the virus is now “embers” and “ashes” used pandemic reduced, therefore the nationwide barriers should disappear and the states open aggressively. Acting with it Donald Trump at the height of the pandemic, contrary to the recommendations of all experts, but facts have rarely prevented the US President from acting.

+++ 12.13 p.m .: According to experts, the number of deaths due to the corona crisis in the US could rise to 200,000 in September. Even if the infections remained at a constant level, the number is realistic, said Ashish Jha, head of the Harvard Global Health Institute, CNN. And that is “only the number until September.” The pandemic itself will not be over there, Jha.

In the United States, more than two million people have been infected with the novel corona virus since the crisis began. That came out on Thursday night from data from Johns Hopkins University. Nationwide, nearly 113,000 people died from the effects of Covid-19 lung disease.

Update from Thursday, June 11th, 2020, 8:00 a.m .: US President wants for the first time in more than three months Donald Trump is likely to hold another campaign event on Friday next week – despite the ongoing one Corona pandemic.

Trump announced on Wednesday (local time) at a meeting with supporters from the African American community in the White House that the first rally was likely to take place on Friday evening in Tulsa in the state of Oklahoma. Further events are planned in Florida, Texas and Arizona. The White House spokeswoman,Kayleigh McEnanysaid with a view to the pandemic, one would take care of the security of the participants.

Trump’s campaign team communications director, Tim Murtaugh, told the broadcaster Fox News On Wednesday, Republican Trump’s planned rallies would be “loud and impetuous and big” – unlike the events of designated Democratic challenger ex-president Joe Biden.

+++ 14.29 p.m .: Several U.S. states have seen significantly more growth in recent weeks Coronavirus infectionsthat need to be treated in the hospital. According to reports from “Washington Post” the increase started on Memorial Day (24/05/20). Many US states took part in the extended weekend Corona loosening began. Numerous parties and crowded beaches and bars caused criticism from at home and abroad.

Viral video shows large crowd gathered with apparent lack of social distancing on Memorial Day weekend in Missouri.

The states of Texas, North and South Carolina, California, Oregon, Arkansas, Mississippi, Utah and Arizona are contributing to the significant increase in the number of hospital patients Covid-19 affected.

Update from Wednesday, June 10th, 2020, 6.50 a.m .: In the U.S. National Guard are in contagion cases after being used in anti-racism protests in Washington Corona virus occurred. This was announced on Tuesday by a spokeswoman for the National Guard unit of the capital.

The contagion cases among the soldiers are likely to fuel concerns that the current mass protests in the United States could promote the renewed spread of the virus. Infections in the Washington National Guard were found, according to the spokeswoman, after the force protested near the

White House had been in use. Many of the demonstrators wore respirators, but not all. Many members of the security forces did not wear masks. The members of the group had been tested for the coronavirus before and after their protests, the spokeswoman said. president Donald Trump had ordered the National Guard’s withdrawal from Washington on Sunday.

+++ 13.37 p.m .: The Corona cases in more than 20 states of the United States rise dangerously by leaps and bounds again. Many restrictions have just been loosened, people are allowed to come out, many are opening Protests.

The number of daily New infections has, for example, in Florida increased by almost 46 percent, according to CNN. The US state had just entered opening two, had restaurants and bars under again Restrictions let open. But for the infection process United States could Easing and Protests, be dangerous in their combination. The director of the US Center for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention, Robert Redfield, expressed concern about CNN. He assumes that the protests could multiply the spread of the coronavirus.

And just in such a situation the stock could eomes in the United States frequently used medication are running out. We are talking about Remdesivir. The current supply will be used up towards the end of June, Robert Kadlec, from the U.S. Department of Health told CNN. The company that Remdesivir produces is working at full speed, but it is still not clear whether the stock can be replenished this summer.

Update from Tuesday, June 8th, 2020, 7.40am: US president Donald Trump wants to go back to big ones within the next two weeks Campaign events start to appear. This was announced by Trump’s campaign team on Monday, without giving details of the planned events.

Since March, Trump has had Corona virus refrained from appearing in front of his supporters, which are a hallmark of his election campaigns and his presidency. Trump, like the citizens, is ready to “take action again”, Trump’s campaign manager Brad Parscale said in a statement for the magazine “Politico”. The election events would be “enormous”, he announced.

Update from Monday, June 8th, 2020, 8:42 pm:Exactly 100 days after confirmation of the first Corona Falls in

In the metropolis of New York, the first easing of the month-long precautionary measures has come into force. With the start of phase one one

state’s four-tier opening plan new York Among other things, work on more than 32,000 construction sites in the city may start again on Monday. Retailers can also take orders over the phone and online and hand them over to their shoppers in the store. Public traffic is not yet allowed in the shops.

“Today is the day we start getting rid of this disease,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said at a press conference in Brooklyn Harbor on Monday. “It’s the first day of reopening, and it was made possible by the hard work of the New Yorkers.” Masks are still necessary if a safety distance of around two meters cannot be maintained, and Hygiene measures such as hand washing.

Restaurants and bars remain closed for guests to sit down, but food and drinks outside are also allowed as before. Regular operation in offices is also still prohibited. It is estimated that up to 400,000 people could go back to work. To avoid overcrowded subways, the city relies on bus transport. More than 30 kilometers of additional bus lanes would be reported at short notice, said de Blasio. The next opening phase should take effect in two weeks at the earliest.

+++ 12.57 p.m .: A US company in Maine that manufactures medical products now has to destroy all production one day. Zuvor war US-Präsident Donald Trump bei dem Unternehmen zu Besuch gewesen. Die Firma stellt unter anderem Tupfer For Coronavirus-Tests forth. Jetzt berichtet USA Today, dass ein Teil der Produktion im Müll landet. Dies habe ein Unternehmenssprecher bestätigt. Der genaue Grund wurde nicht genannt.

Donald Trump trug bei dem Besuch keine Maske oder einen Mundschutz, während neben ihm die Arbeiter in Laborkitteln, mit Haarnetzen und Plastikhandschuhen an den Maschinen arbeiteten. Auf einem Bild ist zu sehen, wie Trump an einem der Tupfer riecht.

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Wieviele medizinische Tupfer nun vernichtet werden müssen, ist nicht bekannt. Im Rahmen der Werksbesichtigung am Freitag sei der Fabrikbetrieb bereit heruntergefahren worden.

+++ 10.00 Uhr: In den USA ist die Zahl der Corona-Toten auf fast 110.000 gestiegen. 749 Menschen seien in den vergangenen 24 Stunden an den Folgen ihrer Corona-Infektion gestorben, hieß es am Sonntag auf der Website der Johns-Hopkins-Universität. Die Zahl der registrierten Infektionsfälle stieg demnach landesweit auf 1,9 Millionen. Etwa 500.000 Menschen sind bereits wieder genesen. Gemessen an der absoluten Zahl der Infektions- und Todesfälle sind die USA weltweit das am schwersten von der Corona-Pandemie betroffene Land.

Update vom Sonntag, 07.06.2020, 9.50 Uhr: Seit rund 100 Tagen ist das besonders stark von der Corona pandemic betroffene New York fest im Griff der Krise. Trotz allem soll in der Metropole am Montag (8. Juni) mit ersten Lockerungen der Corona-Beschränkungen begonnen werden.

new York erfülle nun alle Bedingungen für den Beginn eines Lockerungsprozesses – beispielsweise ausreichend freie Krankenhausbetten und ausreichend Tests – und könne als letzte der zehn Regionen des Bundesstaates loslegen, sagt Gouverneur Andrew Cuomo.

Vier zweiwöchige Lockerungsphasen stehen nun an. In der ersten dürfen beispielsweise Bauarbeiten wieder starten, in der vierten dürfen dann unter anderem auch Kultureinrichtungen wieder öffnen – auch wenn zahlreiche davon, wie beispielsweise die Metropolitan Oper, schon angekündigt haben, wohl nicht vor 2021 wieder loslegen zu wollen. Hygiene- und Abstandsregeln gelten weiter. Wenn sich die Zahlen verschlechtern, kann der Prozess jederzeit angehalten oder auch zurückgedreht werden. Der Enthusiasmus in der Stadt hält sich in Grenzen.

Update vom Samstag, 06.06.2020, 13.09 Uhr: Drei Monate legte das Corona virus Hollywood auf Eis, nun könnte der Film- und Fernsehbetrieb in den United States wieder anlaufen. Der kalifornische Gouverneur Gavin Newsom gab am Freitagabend (05.06.2020, Ortszeit) grünes Licht für einen Produktionsbeginn ab dem 12. Juni. Allerdings mit Vorbehalt und vielen Fragezeichen.

Laut Mitteilung der kalifornischen Gesundheitsbehörde müssen an den Drehorten zahlreiche Auflagen erfüllt werden. So darf eine kritische Schwelle von Covid-19-Fallzahlen in den Bezirken nicht überschritten werden, es muss ausreichende Testkapazitäten geben, und die Produktionsteams müssen strikte Hygieneregeln befolgen.

Eine Task Force der Unterhaltungsindustrie hatte am Montag (01.06.2020) einen 22-seitigen Entwurf für die Rückkehr an die Drehsets vorgelegt. Darin werden unter anderem häufige Covid-19-Tests und Fiebermessungen für Schauspieler und andere Mitarbeiter, Abstandsregeln und das Tragen von Schutzmasken empfohlen.

Update von Freitag, 05.06.2020, 14.48 Uhr: Der wirtschaftliche Aufschwung der United States ist aufgrund der Corona crisis mehr und mehr dahin. Ein besonderes Ärgernis für US President Donald Trump, denn der Wirtschaftsaufschwung war sein stärkstes Erfolgsargument. Seitdem das Corona virus auch in den United States wütet, haben dort über 40 Millionen Menschen teils komplett, teils zeitweise ihren Job verloren. Jetzt wurde die Arbeitslosenquote für den Monat Mai veröffentlicht.

Und die fällt weniger gravierend aus, als von Experten befürchtet. So ist die Arbeitslosenquote on 13,3 Prozent gesunken, im April waren es noch 14,7 Prozent. Aufgrund der horrenden Auswirkungen der Corona pandemic hatten Experten einen Anstieg auf 20th Prozent befürchtet.

Erstmeldung von Freitag, 05.06.2020: Washington, USA – Kein Land der Welt ist so stark von corona betroffen wie die Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika. In den USA sind – Stand 5. Juni, 12.15 Uhr – mehr als 1,8 Millionen Coronavirus-Fälle bestätigt. Mehr als 100.000 Menschen starben an den Folgen der Lungenkrankheit Covid-19. Das Verhalten von Donald Trump (73) im Kampf gegen die Corona pandemic* hat zuletzt immer mehr Kritik hervorgerufen.

The United States galten lange als das Land der unbegrenzten Möglichkeiten. Doch in Sachen Corona stößt die Weltmacht an ihre Grenzen – auch wegen des US-Präsidenten Donald Trump. The Wirtschaft kriselt. Seitdem das Coronavirus die USA erreicht hat, haben mehr als 40 Millionen Menschen zumindest zeitweise ihren Job verloren. The Arbeitslosenquote für den Mai 2020 steht noch aus. Analysten zufolge könnte die Zahl jedoch mehr als 20 Prozent betragen. Anfang des Jahres – damals gab es noch kaum Corona-Fälle in den USA – lag sie noch bei deutlich unter fünf Prozent.

Wie so oft gibt Donald Trump in Zeiten der Corona-Krise ein klägliches Bild ab. Der Republikaner aus den USA wischt kritische Fragen von Journalisten gewohnt gleichgültig vom Tisch. Nebenbei verzettelt sich der 73-Jährige in einen Kleinkrieg mit seinem bevorzugten Sprachrohr Twitter. Der Mikroblogging-Dienst hatte Tweets des mächtigsten Mannes der Welt einem Faktencheck unterzogen und diese der Lüge überführt. Dem US-Präsidenten folgen bei Twitter in Zeiten der Corona crisis mehr als 80 Millionen Menschen.


Zusätzlich zu den vielen Corona-Toten erschüttern aktuelle Proteste die USA. Ausgelöst wurden diese durch den Tod von George Floyd (†46). Der Afroamerikaner starb durch Polizeigewalt. Der Beamte Derek Chauvin (44) kniete minutenlang auf dem Hals des Vaters zweier Töchter, ignorierte dessen Hilferufe, dass er keine Luft mehr bekomme.

Die vielerorts friedlichen Proteste schlugen mitunter in Gewalt um. Bilder aus den USA zeigen gleichermaßen gewaltfreie Demonstranten mit Mundschutz (Mundschutz und Atemschutzmasken richtig desinfizieren – So wird es gemacht*) gegen Corona sowie Plünderungen von Supermärkten.

Während eine Autopsie des Leichnams von George Floyd ergab, dass dieser mit dem Corona virus infiziert gewesen war, geht Donald Trump in die Offensive. Der 73-Jährige soll einen Militäreinsatz im Falle der Proteste erwägen. 1600 Soldaten wurden in der US-Hauptstadt Washington zusammengezogen. Dort ist mit dem Weißen Haus der offizielle Amts- und Regierungssitz der USA.

Erst kürzlich machte Donald Trump von sich reden, weil er bei corona das Malaria-

Medikament Hydroxychloroquin empfahl. Dieses ist einer Studie zufolge absolut unwirksam.´

Das Weiße Haus lässt durchsickern, dass US-Präsident Donald Trump wegen der fortdauernden Proteste in den USA eine „Rede zur Nation“ halten will.

Numerous statues in the United States honor controversial historical figures. Die Kunstwerke geraten ins Visier der Proteste wegen des Todes von George Floyd.

Von Matthias Hoffmann

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