Trump considering loosening coronavirus guidelines amid growing economic fallout

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President Trump is considering loosening the social distancing guidelines that have led to widespread shutdowns and economic damage.

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.jonkarl: “Are you worried that if you do this too quickly, if you lift these restrictions too quickly, the virus will start spreading unabated?” “Life is fragile and economies are fragile. But one of the things is the mortality rate,” Trump says.

President Trump is considering loosening the social distancing guidelines that have led to widespread shutdowns and economic damage.

March 23, 2020, 8:03 PM 7 min read Coronavirus economic impact ABC News’ Mona Kosar Abdi talks with accountant Dan Geltrude. There is an active debate within the White House – and among senior advisers on President Donald Trump's coronavirus task force -- about loosening his guidelines for the public to help slow the spread of the coronavirus , multiple sources told ABC News Monday. Some in the president's inner circle are advocating for the guidelines on social distancing to be significantly scaled back with hopes of reviving the economy while others have warned that approach could quickly overload hospital systems around the country. In a White House tasked with handling a pandemic crippling the nation, the factions are only growing. While Vice President Mike Pence's team is leading the coronavirus task force, there is a also a pseudo-operation being led by the president's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner . A source familiar with the matter said that Kushner's team is largely focused on the supply-side elements of the crisis, working to coordinate with companies, manufactures, and FEMA on sourcing and supplying masks to states. It's unclear exactly which members are taking the different positions in the economic debate. The president and Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, have both publicly acknowledged they disagree on some aspects of the government response, with Fauci often contradicting Trump and clarifying his comments. Fauci said in an interview over the weekend that even though they disagree, Trump does listen to what he says. "Well, that's pretty interesting because to [Trump's] credit, even though we disagree on some things, he listens," Fauci said when asked by Science Magazine how he's managing to not get fired. He goes his own way. He has his own style. But on substantive issues, he does listen to what I say." "Well, I don't disagree in the substance. It is expressed in a way that I would not express it, because it could lead to some misunderstanding about what the facts are about a given subject," he said. A senior administration official in favor of loosening guidelines, who spoke to ABC News on the condition of anonymity, counters that it’s the president’s job is to weigh all the factors. While doctors and public health officials are not wrong to raise the public health concerns, the president has to weigh those concerns against the economic crisis that is resulting from major sectors of the economy grinding to a halt amid the spreading pandemic, the official said. This official pointed out that the overwhelming majority of people who get COVID-19 will fully recover and that the majority of deaths are among the elderly and those with underlying conditions. The president’s guidance, which he unveiled a week ago and called for the public to follow for a 15-day period, advises people to avoid social gatherings of more than 10 people, not to dine in restaurants or bars, and to work from home whenever possible. Tune into ABC at 1 p.m. ET and ABC News Live at 4 p.m. ET every weekday for special coverage of the novel coronavirus with the full ABC News team, including the latest news, context and analysis. The internal debate spilled into the public view with a tweet from President Trump just before midnight on Sunday night, warning that “WE CANNOT LET THE CURE BE WORSE THAN THE PROBLEM ITSELF.” The president went on to send a number of retweets Monday morning supportive of the argument that the economic cost of extending strict social distancing guidance beyond the 15-day period is unaffordable. U.S. President Donald Trump gestures during a news conference, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Washington D.C., U.S., March 22, 2020. U.S. President Donald Trump gestures during a news conference, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Washington D.C., U.S., March 22, 2020. Yuri Gripas/Reuters The president's top economic adviser took to FOX News later in the day to echo the same message, declaring that"we can’t shutter the economy." "The president was right. The cure can’t be worse than the disease, and we’re going to have to make some difficult tradeoffs," Kudlow said. Surgeon General Jerome Adams – a top member of the president’s task force - went on NBC Monday morning to argue the opposing sentiment, warning that things are “going to get bad” this week and called it a “somber” occasion in America. "I want America to understand, this week, it's going to get bad. And we really need to come together as a nation,” Adams said in the interview. “Everyone needs to be taking the right steps right now and that means stay at home.” What to know about coronavirus: How it started and how to protect yourself: Read more: ABC News

jonkarl 🙄 jonkarl He found out he couldn’t get a piece of stimulus to help his business so now it’s “let them eat cake” 😆😆😆😆 jonkarl To soon jonkarl He has no clue what he’s saying... he’s just making stuff up as he goes along... so what else is new? jonkarl jonkarl Double talkin POS jonkarl What!

jonkarl Seriously jonkarl Donald j trump is totally misunderstood! I support my president! jonkarl Seems like New York is the problem. Seperate NY out and give stats daily of new cases/day in New York compared to rest of country combined. Be an interesting comparison. jonkarl Generally when old men expose their bellends they’re locked up ... you just keep allowing this one to keep expose himself on prime time.

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jonkarl Hope his dumbass disciples realize he puts no value on the sick, fragile and handicapped people in the US. He will take the slow, agonizing Covid-19 deaths as collateral so his Hotels and his wife-daughter Ivanka's businesses don't go bankrupt again. Do your jobs Democrats! jonkarl Rambling jackass!!

jonkarl 🤦🏻‍♂️🤦🏻‍♂️🤦🏻‍♂️🤦🏻‍♂️🤦🏻‍♂️🤦🏻‍♂️ OMG can you please just fkn resign jonkarl This dummy just goes on and on and literally says nothing! Just shut up already. jonkarl jonkarl Every time Trump talks, I feel like I’m being dragged down the rabbit hole of nonsensical word salad. jonkarl I’m guessing Dr Fauci met with the same fate as Kim Juan’s uncle?

jonkarl We'd be better off with an actual baboon in the White House, if we could find one that doesn't throw his poo. jonkarl TF StableGenius? jonkarl I need a translator for his kind of BS

President Donald Trump Tweetstorm – The Sunday EditionToday’s tweetstorm by President Donald Trump channeled legendary crooner Bing Crosby, to wit: You’ve got to accentuate the positive/Eliminate the negative/Latch on to the affirmative/Do… For somebody that hasn't touched his face in weeks, if he gets anymore orange, they'll be sticking him in a bowl of fruit. 😂 POTUS Thank you Mr. President and your staff for all you were doing. God bless you amen

jonkarl realDonaldTrump So you’re saying, kill 3.2 million people to save the economy Now you’re playing GOD!!!! resignnowtrump jonkarl That's one of the dumbest things he's ever said. jonkarl I'm going to have that tattooed across my forehead, once I can go out again jonkarl Word salad. jonkarl talk about asinine stupidity

jonkarl Yesterday he was more worried about the economy. Without people alive there isn't an economy. EconomicMeltdown economy jonkarl jonkarl Hong Kong was doing well until coronavirus rebound when people came back to the city. Listen to doctors and scientists and not the bankers and stock market. SenateDems SenateGOP HouseDemocrats HouseGOP nytimes washingtonpost CBSNews NBCNews CNN

jonkarl You know who doesn't work..dead people. Stop talking economics and save lives. People who survived the great depression made your great country. They can do it again. Save lives jonkarl

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jonkarl No clue jonkarl Trump is in the questionable age range and not in good shape. Please go back to work! jonkarl We also don't know how many deaths were attributed to something else but were in fact Corona Virus. Goes both ways Mr. President. jonkarl jonkarl Well, there it finally is - how Trump puts a price on human life. slowclap

jonkarl Facts: the 1st patient with symptoms in Wuhan saw his Dr on 8 Dec. By 15 Dec, there were only 8 patients when Drs suspected a problem. Local officials caused a delay in reporting but WHO was advised on 31 Dec. First death - 8 Jan. How much earlier could they tell the moron? jonkarl I can’t replay what I really want to

jonkarl 821 million people die from starvation. povertykills jonkarl WHICH MAKES NO SENSE AND DOESNT ANSWER THE QUESTION. jonkarl These were only recommended restrictions in the first place. State & local governments can continue with the same restrictions if there is a need in their state. In states with less of a problem, people could return to work with precautions.

President Trump says he is considering an executive order freeing elderly nonviolent federal prisonersPresident Trump has said he is considering an executive order to free elderly 'totally nonviolent' federal prisoners to help fight the spread of coronavirus. Who puts these ideas in this 8 yr olds brain? 🙄 He's talking about only those who were parties to Trump's crimes. Except pedos, please keep the pedos locked up.

jonkarl The US mortality rate is not currently accurate. There are 45,000 confirmed, active (still sick) Coronavirus cases in the US. In one week, two for sure. We will have a more accurate reading, and by then it will be too late. jonkarl Thank the whole GOP for not getting this clown out! We are doomed!!!

jonkarl This is because there has not been test he refused to use his powers to get test available to everyone so he could come up with this shameful idea jonkarl jonkarl What tf is he even talking about? jonkarl jonkarl Oh good Lord! In other words, if we can keep the death rate low, sure, let the virus spread. What’s a few million dead bodies when it allows others to shop at Claire’s Boutique and stay at a Trump property! COVIDIOT TrumpIsAnIdiot Moron

jonkarl Its starting to become obvious why Dr. Fauci is missing. jonkarl He has not heard of Italy!! jonkarl Those at higher risk should stay home. Fortunately most things can be delivered. We can much better afford to help those at risk rather than having to help everyone. It is about a balance of needs.

Opinion | Trump Is Actually the President We Need Right NowOpinion: 'Last week, something shifted as the full scale of the challenge coronavirus presents sunk in. And, now, the newly scared Trump is prepared to do what he does best: Spend gobs and gobs of money' No. The Democrats want to spend gobs and gobs of money unrelated to the current crisis. This thread rolls out the ridiculous items inserted into the bill. Steal gobs and gobs if money. Ftfy.

jonkarl It sounds like he’s saying a certain number of deaths is acceptable. jonkarl He weighs livelihoods more than lives. jonkarl Horrible leadership! We're so fucked! jonkarl umm......where is Fauci? Thinking 45 is more concerned w/economy than people. Calling Dr. Fauci..... jonkarl That’s going to be his justification for thousands of deaths

jonkarl I really wish these journalists would call him out on his bullshit. He's literally saying nothing and they continue to let him talk like this. DO YOUR JOB HOLD HIM ACCOUNTABLE jonkarl 'But one of the things is the mortality rate” of my portfolio. jonkarl jonkarl At what stage of capitalism do we sacrifice our elderly for the good of the Dow Jones? Besides, I wonder who the narcissistic demagogue will blame if the corpses pile up?

jonkarl “Unabated “? You might have to explain that word to him

Fox News hosting virtual coronavirus town hall with President Trump, White House task forceFox News Channel is hosting a special two-hour virtual town hall with President Trump and members of the White House coronavirus task force on Tuesday at 12 p.m. ET. Here's how you can submit your questions. Has research been compiled on how many people that contacted the coronavirus received a flu shot and or pneumonia shot? WHOISQ ASKTHEQ WWG1WGA No question. But please tell him how grateful we are that he is POTUS and I am so very sorry for the way he is treated. Thanks for standing and fighting for America. 🙏

jonkarl Hunh? I cant believe his evangelical followers favor this approach. Nor all his Pro Life voters. jonkarl There is a saying in life “RICH PEOPLE RETIRE, POOR PEOPLE DIE ON THE JOB” So Trump is pushing to open back up the economy and send you back to work without a care for you safety lives and love ones. CONSIDERING HE HAS BEEN RETIRED ON THE JOB FROM DAY ONE.

jonkarl jonkarl I really wish he would visit a hospital and the patients suffering nationwide!! jonkarl Huh jonkarl If you don’t listen to the experts our mortality rate will be that of Italy’s. That’s 10%. jonkarl What? 🤬 jonkarl Trump is saying we need to strike a balance between protecting human life and protecting our way of life. Idiots.

jonkarl Can we use the 25th A to remove him for putting our nation in greater danger? His job is to protect the US, it seems like he’s doing the opposite and should be removed before doing further damage. jonkarl Trump's hubris overlooks, among other things, the reality that if the health care is overwhelmed by a sudden spike, the mortality rate is going to climb because patients who need ventilators aren't going to get them.

jonkarl I'll take English for 100 please. jonkarl That is one of the things. jonkarl What the actual fuck does that mean?

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