The US has 29% of the world’s confirmed Covid-19 deaths. White House blames unhealthy Americans and poor science for the death toll.

  • Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar told CNN inequities in the US health system and unhealthy citizens caused the extreme death toll. “It is a population with significant unhealthy comorbidities that do make many individuals in our communities, in particular African American, minority communities.”
  • Trade Adviser Peter Navarro told NBC that the CDC had “really let the country down” with defective and inadequate testing procedures.