Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar told NBC’s “Meet the Press” host chuck Todd on Sunday that “all Western democracies” are having trouble with the implications of COVID lockdowns.
“We’re seeing an increase in cases in states whether red or blue or open or closed, we’re seeing an explosion of cases in Europe,” he said. “The ticket is in our hands, it’s about those basic public health mitigation steps… we have it in our individual control.”
“Why is that message so difficult for the president?” Todd asked.
“I think it is a difficult message for all Western democracies, we’re seeing that in Europe, people are tired … we’re so close. Hang in there with us, we are so close,” he said.