President Trump says his administration is working to publish new guidelines that will advise governors in states across the U.S. on potential changes to social distancing, based on whether counties pose low, medium or high risks for the coronavirus.
President Trump on Thursday said the administration is working to publish new guidelines that will advise governors in states across the nation on potential changes to social distancing, based on whether certain counties are low, medium, or high risk for the novel coronavirus.WHITE HOUSE SAYS RECORD SURGE IN UNEMPLOYMENT CLAIMS 'NO SURPRISE' AMID CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE “Together we are proving that no challenge can match the indomitable strength, ingenuity, and determination of the American people,” Trump wrote. “There is still a long battle ahead, but our efforts are already paying dividends,” he continued, noting that “the day will soon arrive” when Americans can resume their “normal economic, social, and religious lives.” CORONAVIRUS IN THE US: STATE-BY-STATE BREAKDOWN Trump said the administration is “working to publish new guidelines for State and local policymakers to use in making decisions about maintaining, increasing, or relaxing social distancing and other mitigation measures they have put in place.” The president said that the White House envisions that the expanded testing capabilities will “enable us to publish criteria, developed in close coordination with the Nation’s public health officials and scientists, to help classify counties with respect to continued risks posed by the virus.” “This will incorporate robust surveillance testing, which allows us to monitor the spread of the virus throughout the country,” Trump explained. “Under these data-driven criteria, we will suggest guidelines categorizing counties as high-risk, medium-risk, or low-risk.” He added: “This new information will drive the next phase in our war against the invisible enemy.” The White House, earlier this month, implemented a policy called “15 days to slow the spread,” which included social distancing, working from home when possible, and avoiding gatherings of more than 10 people in order to curb the spread of COVID-19. Many states have forced non-essential businesses to close during the pandemic. That 15-day period ends on Monday, March 30. It is unclear, at this point, what new guidelines would be. “The virus has inflicted a heavy toll on our country. A number of our fellow citizens have tragically succumbed to its ravages, while many more are fighting for their lives," Trump wrote. "We mourn alongside those who have lost loved ones, and we send our prayers for the recovery of all who are still sick." Video He added: "In their honor, we pledge to marshal every resource and power we have to overcome and vanquish this threat." The president’s message to governors comes after he, earlier this week during a Fox News virtual town hall, said he “would love to have the country opened up” by Easter, which falls on April 12. SENATE PASSES $2T CORONAVIRUS STIMULUS PACKAGE The president has argued that he doesn’t want “to turn the country off” and see a continued economic downfall from the coronavirus pandemic. He also said he worries that the country will see “suicides by the thousands” if the novel coronavirus devastates the economy. “We lose thousands and thousands of people a year to the flu. We don’t turn the country off,” Trump said during the town hall. “We lose much more than that to automobile accidents. We don’t call up the automobile companies and say stop making cars.” He added: “We have to get back to work.” Coronavirus Task Force member Dr. Anthony Fauci , director of the National Institute of Health, on Wednesday warned that the president's Easter timeline is “aspirational.” Fauci added: "He's been very flexible about it, even though it looks like he's made this absolute decision on something. He does have an open mind about it." Different states will likely have starkly different guidelines. While every state in the union has positive cases of the novel coronavirus, some are grappling with a much more devastating impact. New York has been considered the epicenter of COVID-19 in the U.S., with more than 37,000 cases as of Thursday afternoon. States with more than 1,000 positive coronavirus cases include New Jersey, California, Washington, Florida, Michigan, Illinois, Louisiana, Pennsylvania, Texas, Georgia, Massachusetts and Colorado. At this point, New York, California, New Jersey, Connecticut and Illinois have issued executive orders that closed non-essential businesses and urged residents to work from home unless they are an essential worker. By Thursday afternoon, the U.S. had reported more than 75,200 positive cases of COVID-19 and more than 1,000 deaths. Brooke Singman is a Politics Reporter for Fox News. Follow her on Twitter at @BrookeSingman . Get all the stories you need-to-know from the most powerful name in news delivered first thing every morning to your inbox Arrives Read more: Fox News
In other words he is drawing up a list of the old and vulnerable who are going to be sacrificed to boost economy and his reelection. Trump before peasants lives. Really what a moron. FLUSH THE TURD NOV 3RD Hang on—isn’t this a bit like playing Russian roulette, but with the variant of having either 1 bullet, 2 bullets or 3 bullets in the chamber? Oh—& where the gun isn’t pointed at your own head but at some elderly stranger? Perhaps I’m misunderstanding something. StayTheCourse
Defense Production Act could help amid coronavirus, even as President Trump resists: expertsPresident Donald Trump's continued resistance to use his emergency powers to compel companies to produce medical supplies needed in the fight against the novel coronavirus has drawn a bipartisan chorus of criticism. MORE: Trump signed the Defense Production Act 'in case we need it.' Trump
IOC president defends delay on postponing Olympics, seems to cite Trump in reasoningIOC president Thomas Bach also did not rule out the possibility that the Tokyo Olympics could be held in the spring of 2021 – or that they could be postponed beyond 2021, or canceled altogether.
San Francisco mayor slams Trump on coronavirus comment: 'Why are we still listening to the president?'Coronavirus: S.F. mayor slams Trump: 'Why are we still listening to the president?' San Poocisco Mayor 😂 Because her city is doing so well ... Because you're the Mayor of Shit City and need all the help you can get. Exactly! Children are seen not heard
Trump administration targets Venezuela's President and other top officialsThe Justice Department announced narco-terrorism and other criminal charges against Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro and senior leaders from his government on Thursday, in a move marking a modern low point in relations between the US and the ailing socialist state. Sergei Lavrov. Russian Foreign Minister. Feb 6th 2020 in Mexico. Press conference “..we agree that,all the attempts to reanimate any of the colonial doctrines like the Monroe doctrine and returning to the so called ‘color revolutions’ can lead to a lot of tension and upheaval..” 🤪🤪🤪🤪🤪🤣🤣🤣🤣 Wéstern
Trump administration to designate Venezuela as state sponsor of terrorism and charge President Maduro, sources sayThe Trump administration is expected to designate Venezuela as a state sponsor of terrorism as soon as Thursday and bring charges against the country's president, Nicolás Maduro, according to five sources familiar with the situation, in a momentous move that will mark a modern low point in relations between the US and the ailing socialist state. The US is just not good at this 'fighting a pandemic' thing at all, is it? Sheesh... As it should!
Kathy Griffin says she can't get coronavirus test at 'major hospital,' calls out President Trump: 'He's lying'Kathy Griffin said she experienced 'unbearably painful symptoms' and was sent to COVID-19 isolation ward. I don't know, maybe you shouldn't have held up a severed head of Trump Karma? Why are you not a dr’s office instead of the ER? Buh-bye!