CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta fumes over the United States' disastrous botching of the coronavirus crisis
Health experts are warning that the United States’ coronavirus death count is likely to grow much higher in the months ahead as the virus becomes resurgent, despite the fact that many other similar countries have been able to control their outbreaks. In a new segment on CNN, Dr. Sanjay Gupta appeared clearly upset on Thursday morning as he expressed extreme frustration over how badly the U.S. has handled the pandemic.
Gupta, CNN’s chief medical correspondent, told “New Day” hosts Alisyn Camerota and John Berman, “I’ve been getting up at 4:30 in the morning every day for five months. I go to bed 11:30 every night. All I do is read and immerse myself in this virus. I talk to people all over the world, trying to figure out what’s going on — and I cannot believe that we’re in the predicament that we’re in right now.”
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Gupta went on to tell his CNN colleagues how ridiculous it is that some Americans are still debating whether or not face masks should be worn in public.
“With all that we have known, with all the bells that have been sounded — the alarms that have been made across the world — I cannot believe we’re in the position that we’re in right now,” Gupta asserted. “We’re the greatest country on Earth. We should have been able to figure this out early. We should have been able to test. And now, we’re still having arguments about whether or not we should put these Band-Aids on the problem such as masks — effective Band-Aids, but still Band-Aids…. And we’re still not even sure we want to do that. We’ve got a patient bleeding out in front of us; we know what to do, and we are not doing it. And it is frustrating, for sure.”