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The sad truth is that pandemics even deadlier than Covid could happen at any point in the future. Failure is an option, but success is possible. We must work together as a world and invest the financial and political capital, supported by technical expertise and effective global, regional, and national institutions, to make sure we are never again caught so unprepared.
We will pass 200,000 deaths in the beginning of October, by all estimates, and this is a number that is just almost inconceivable, this is an enormous number of people dying and it's tragic to recognize that if we just had a more organized, well-led response with clear communication, many of those deaths could have been avoided.
The White House and The CDC have been working together in partnership since the very beginning of this pandemic to carry out the President's highest priority : the health and safety of the American public., we encourage all Americans to continue to follow the CDC's guidelines and use best-practices they have learned, such as social distancing, face coverings, and good hygiene, to maintain public health and continue our Transition to Greatness.
What a different world we would live in today if Dr. Director Nancy Messonnier, who is our country's top expert in how to fight this kind of condition of viral pneumonia, had been speaking to us every day, just as frankly, just as accurately, just as honestly, as Director Nancy Messonnier did in January and February, we would have gotten used to the idea, perhaps, that we were going to have to do some drastic things.
There are some new technologies for controlling mosquitoes that might work out, and what we’ve got to do is accelerate testing them out to see if they work. We also have to use the tools we have today to protect people as well as we can today, because it’s likely that we’re going to see more countries affected by Zika and more travelers coming back to the U.S. with Zika.