“We’re not going to control the pandemic. We are going to control the fact that we get vaccines, therapeutics and other mitigation areas,” White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows told CNN’s “State of the Union” program.
“Because it is a contagious virus just like the flu.” He added that the Trump administration is “making efforts to contain it,” he said.
The comments from President Donald Trump’s chief of staff come as coronavirus cases surge across the US.
“What we need to do is make sure that we have the proper mitigation factors, whether it’s therapies or vaccines or treatments to make sure that people don’t die from this,” Meadows said.
The US reported at least 8,575,000 covid-19 cases. At least 224,800 Americans have died from the coronavirus, according to Johns Hopkins University.