French.china.org.cn | Updated on 26-10-2020
New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Sunday that COVID-19 could be defeated, and criticized the US government’s inaction on the virus after White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows said the country “would not control the pandemic”.
“The Americans don’t surrender. They didn’t even fight, so if we’ve learned anything in New York, it’s that when you fight, you succeed, because New York has succeeded. Others States have also succeeded, “said the governor in an official statement.
“In New York, we have proven that we can control this virus,” the governor added on Twitter.
“We will not control the pandemic. What we will control is getting a vaccine, treatment methods and other mitigating measures,” Meadows said Sunday morning in a controversial interview. with Jake Tapper on CNN’s “State of the Union”.
“Why aren’t we going to get the pandemic under control?” Mr. Tapper asked, to which Mr. Meadows replied, “Because it’s a contagious virus, just like the flu”.
The White House “felt from the start that it could not control the virus. This is the only way to explain the denials and the lies. If you thought you could control it, you would have tried to do it; but like you don’t think so, you lie and you deny and you minimize. They surrendered without even firing a shot. It was the great American surrender, “Cuomo said.