US President Donald Trump has said that the country has conducted the highest number of COVID-19 tests, with India being the second largest.
He said this in his acceptance speech to the Republican National Convention which re-nominated him as the Republican Party’s presidential candidate.
“The US has conducted 40 million more tests than the next closest nation, which is India,” Trump said.
“We developed a wide array of effective treatments, including a powerful antibody treatment known as convalescent plasma,” he added.
“You saw that on Sunday night when we announced that we’ll save thousands and thousands of lives. Thanks to advances, we have pioneered the fatality rate,” he added.
“And you look at it and you look at the numbers, it has been reduced by 80 per cent since April,” he further said.
It may be mentioned here that the US president was addressing a gathering of 10,000 people and many did not wear face masks and were seated close together.
The US is among the lowest case fatality rates of any major country anywhere in the world, Trump said.
“The European Union’s case fatality rate is nearly three times higher than ours, but you don’t hear that,” he added.
“They don’t write about that. They don’t want to write about that. They don’t want you to know those things,” he further said.