Published: Wed, March 25, 2020
Health Care | By Cedric Leonard

Trump says he will not let Boeing go out of business

Trump says he will not let Boeing go out of business

"When you look at the country, obviously no one is going to want to tone down things when you see what's going on in a place like New York City".

"I would have the country opened up and just raring to go by Easter", Trump said during a Fox News town hall at the White House.

The president said the country did not take drastic measures to fight vehicle crashes and flu deaths similar to those it is taking for the coronavirus.

Donald Trump is aiming to reopen "large sections of the country" by Easter, he told reporters on Tuesday, as officials advised anyone who has recently left NY to self-quarantine for two weeks.

"We lose thousands and thousands of people a year to the flu".

As many public health officials call for stricter, not looser restrictions on public interactions, Trump said he was already looking toward easing the advisories that have sidelined workers, shuttered schools and led to a widespread economic slowdown.

He added: "You'll have packed churches all over our country".

US President Donald Trump, with Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Anthony Fauci, takes questions during the daily briefing on the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, at the White House on March 24, 2020, in Washington, DC. Both doctors stood with Trump at the briefing. "I don't think there's a chance of that", Fauci said on Friday.

TRUMP has said that by Easter he expects the virus to have peaked, and that life can resume.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo also pushed back against the president's eagerness to reopen the economy but added that he understood the desire to do so.

Houses of worship have closed to avoid letting the virus spread.

Missile tests and meetings: N.Korea signals confidence in face of coronavirus
In his letter, it is reported, the U.S. leader was all smiles and praised North Korea for its handling of the pandemic. The coronavirus could be especially deadly in North Korea, which lacks adequate medical supplies and infrastructure.

Trump, in a Fox News virtual town hall, doubled down on his push to reopen businesses in a matter of weeks in order to reinvigorate the US economy amid the coronavirus outbreak.

The White House's guidelines now include an admonition that members of the public not gather in groups larger than 10 and avoid dining out in restaurants or bars.

In New York, which has seen almost half the number of U.S. cases of coronavirus, Gov. Andrew Cuomo gave a dire proclamation of what is to happen in the weeks to come.

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, a Republican, told CNN on Tuesday: "We don't think that we're going to be in any way ready to be out of this in five or six days or so, or whenever this 15 days is up from the time that they started this imaginary clock". Florida has ordered those flying in from the NY to self-quarantine themselves for 14 days. "We can not say that that is the case yet, but it does have that potential", said Margaret Harris, a spokesperson for the WHO. "That would be a real resurrection", he told MSNBC.

When announcing a forthcoming order to close all nonessential businesses in Washington, DC, Mayor Muriel Bowser said on Tuesday that it is "alarming" that the president would put "the economy over saving lives".

Speaking Tuesday evening, Dr Fauci said the date for returning people to work was "really very flexible". "They will practice Social Distancing and all else, and Seniors will be watched over protectively & lovingly".

Trump's comments on Tuesday also came hours after the World Health Organization warned the USA could become the new epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic due to a "very large acceleration" in infections.

In a series of tweets, Trump stated: "We can not let the cure be worse than the problem itself".

"The fact is that we are doing a tremendous amount", Trump said Saturday, during a White House coronavirus briefing with reporters. The Dow made its biggest one-day percentage gain since 1933.

The administration on March 16 declared "15 Days to Slow the Spread", a period which expires early next week.

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