Should The WHO Face Consequences Over COVID-19? We Asked Their Health Tech Expert
The World Health Organization has been criticized for spreading China’s misinformation on COVID-19 and we asked one of the organization’s experts if there should be consequences.
John Nosta, who is a member of the Google Health Board, in addition to his work with the WHO, sat down with Daily Caller White House Correspondent Anders Hagstrom to talk the rising COVID-19 numbers in the U.S., as well as the cause of past outbreaks.
President Donald Trump and others have argued the rising numbers in Florida, Texas and other southwestern states are merely a consequence of an increase in testing. While the falling mortality rate may seem to lend credence to that view, it is also true that the rate at which people are testing positive is also increasing. This indicates an increase in testing is not the sole cause of higher case numbers.
Florida broke the national record for new daily COVID-19 cases Sunday when it reported more than 15,000, but despite breaking records, Florida hospitals are not seeing the same kind of desperation and lack of resources seen in New York City. (RELATED: Millions In Coronavirus Relief Loans Went To Chinese Real Estate Company At Center Of FBI Bribery Probe)
Nosta says part of the reason the mortality rate is lower in southwestern outbreaks is because “we are taking better care” of those infected. In other words, the medical infrastructure is better equipped to handle a COVID-19 outbreak in late June than it was in late February.
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