US coronavirus death toll exceeds 70,000

The death toll in the United States continues to surge, with 70,115 deaths and 1,192,119 cases. The US continues to lead worldwide cases and deaths from the virus.

More than 187,000 patients have recovered in the US, according to the data.

New York is the worst-hit state with 25,073 deaths and more than 321.000 cases, followed by New Jersey with 8,244 deaths and an excess of 130,600 cases.

Scientists against Trump

Rick Bright, former director of the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority, a US government authority, was ousted after the Trump administration ignored his dire warnings about COVID-19 and a malaria drug President Donald Trump was pushing for the coronavirus, according to a whistleblower complaint.

Another US scientist Dr Anthony Fauci again dismissed claims the coronavirus was created in a Chinese laboratory.

“If you look at the evolution of the virus in bats and what’s out there now, [the evidence] is very, very strongly leaning toward this could not have been artificially or deliberately manipulated,” Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told National Geographic magazine in an interview published on Monday.

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