American expert believes that 25 million of his compatriots were infected with COVID-19.
In the United States, which remains the leader in the spread of COVID-19 in the world, the coronavirus could have infected ten times more people than the authorities say. According to official data, 2.4 million people were infected. In fact, we may be talking about 25 million Americans.
This, as reported by the Hill, was announced on June 25 by the Director of the American Center for disease control and prevention, Robert Redfield.
вЂ” This virus causes so many cases of asymptomatic infection. We've probably identified about 10% of the outbreak, вЂњ he says.
According to Redfield, tests of donated blood showed the presence of the virus in 5-8% of the entire population of the United States, where 328 million people live.
Therefore, Redfield claims that hundreds of millions of Americans are still at risk.
вЂњThe outbreak isn't over. The pandemic is not over. The most powerful weapon we have is distance. We are responsible for developing a social adaptation strategy to protect the vulnerable and protect the elderly,вЂќ the expert added.
He noted that the United States is still experiencing the first wave of the disease, which takes many forms.
Earlier, US President Donald Trump said that more than 25 million tests for coronavirus have already been conducted in his country, and suggested reducing the scale of testing.