The government of U.S, through its vice president Mike Pence, lashed out at the “undisciplined youth” for the new outbreaks of coronavirus in the country most affected by the pandemic, when questioning them about their lack of obedience to the directives of the administration of Donald Trump to stop the disease.
While highlighting the importance of test increase In detecting more cases, Pence also pointed out that in the states of Texas and Florida, where there were marked growths of infected, most of the positives are people under 35 years of age.
“What is happening is a combination of increasing testing and the fact that many young people have been meeting without respecting security measures established for each phase of the economic reopening, “said the vice president in statements to the news channel CBS.
Pence reiterated that the population “should use the masks whenever it is not possible to keep the safety distance established minimum “, in addition to which they must be used, he remarked,” whenever indicated by the local or state authorities “.
Despite Pence’s speech, in many parts of the country and especially among members of Trump’s electorate, resistance to wearing face masks has become a political position, in a defense to individual liberties. In line with this, the federal government and its state allies refuse to tighten controls and tighten sanctions against the non-use of masks or respect for social distancing measures.
Instead, the country’s authorities made a new call for citizen responsibility to stop the expansion of the coronavirus in the country, which It exceeds 2.5 million cases and is close to 126,000 deaths. “We are closely monitoring new cases in Florida, Texas, Arizona and California,” said Pence, who announced that he will travel to these states in the next few days to analyze the situation “on the ground.”
For the vice president, the country is now better prepared to deal with the pandemic. “What the American people should know is that thanks to the leadership of President Donald Trump, thanks to the innovation that we have introduced, we are better than four months ago“he said, with his sights set on the presidential elections next October, in which the president seeks to be re-elected.
Last week Pence had already blamed the uptick in coronavirus cases in the country to the increase in tests for the population, but Medical experts rejected that claim. and pointed out that the rebound in cases is mainly due to reopening of states and to Americans who relax social distancing practices.