Us President Donald trump shared his success in the fight against the coronavirus. So, according to him, the incidence of COVID-19 in August decreased by 38 percent compared to July. He said this during a press conference at the White house, reports TASS.
In addition, the American leader spoke about the beginning of the third phase of testing of the vaccine against infection of the pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca. “It joins a group of other vaccines whose development is close to completion and, hopefully, approval,” he added.
On August 24, trump spoke about a way to reduce the death rate from the coronavirus by a third. According to research conducted in the country, treatment of coronavirus with plasma from cured patients reduces mortality by more than 30 percent.
More than 100 thousand US residents took part in the program to treat the virus with this method. 48 million dollars were allocated for conducting clinical trials. The food and drug administration (FDA) considers plasma treatment safe and effective.
The United States remains in first place for the number of reported cases of coronavirus infection. During the entire time of the pandemic, more than six million cases were identified in the country. More than 183,000 patients died and 2.1 million recovered. In total, as of September 1, more than 25.3 million people are infected worldwide