US media said that the administration of President Donald Trump is considering a plan to replace Health Minister Alex Azar due to the mistake at the beginning of the anti-epidemic.
The Wall Street Journal reported on April 25 that the administration of US President Donald Trump is considering the possibility of replacing Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar, caused by the steps that were judged to be wrong in dealing. with corona virus at the time of the outbreak.
At least six sources told the Wall Street Journal that discussions are currently underway at the White House amid growing frustration with Minister Azar as the number of people infected and dying from Covid-19 in the United States has risen. everyday.
Even so, the Trump administration is thought to be hesitant to make a major change in the upper echelons when the epidemic is complicated.
Politico, meanwhile, said the White House has built a list of potential replacements for Mr. Azar, including White House corona virus coroner Deborah Birx, director of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Seema. Verma, with Vice Minister of Health Eric Hargan.
Judd Deere, a White House spokesman, dismissed reports of high-level personnel discussions, saying the US Department of Health under Azar continues to be one of the top priorities. of President Trump.
“Any speculation about personnel is irresponsible and distracting in the context of the central government against Covid-19,” Mr. Deere said.
Meanwhile, Health Ministry spokesman Caitlin Oakley said, “Minister Azar is busy dealing with the global health crisis” and there is no time for internal struggles.
Johns Hopkins University recorded an additional 43,409 cases and more than 2,374 corona virus deaths in the US in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of infections and deaths to 933,933 and 53,391 respectively. The US is still the largest epidemic region in the world.