Iran underlines Trump administration’s inefficiency in fight against coronavirus

FNA – The Iranian foreign ministry voiced regret over US President Donald Trump administration’s “incompetence” which has imposed difficulties and endangered the lives of nurses and other medical staff in the country.

“Today is Nurses Day. Amid COVID-19, we are all indebted to sacrifice of hero nurses in Iran and across the world, risking their lives to save ours,” Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyed Abbas Mousavi wrote on his twitter page on Tuesday.

He added that the risk is particularly noticed in the US, saying, “Trump Government’s incompetence has imposed intolerable burden on frontline nurses, with insufficent equipment.”

A lack of protective equipment for staff has become a crisis in the US within the pandemic without a cohesive federal response. But while small and public hospitals across the country struggle to obtain masks and gowns for their staff, billionaire board members of large medical centers have called in favors, and states are relying on wealthy philanthropists to close the gap.

Previously, Donald Trump told states they were on their own, and the federal government was a “back up”.

The coronavirus death toll in the United States continues to surge with 81,795 deaths and over 1,385,000 cases. The US continues to lead worldwide cases and deaths from the virus.