At a news conference yesterday (March 23, local time), President Trump made everyone dizzy — insisting that businesses be urged to resume operations as soon as possible, end the quarantine and closure associated with the new corona virus, and get the U.S. economy back to normal,media reported. “Our country is not for the rest of our country,” Trump said. The United States will soon reopen because our country should be open. “
This shows Trump’s complete disdain for the broad warning from health experts that the United States is too late for the outbreak to end.
Today’s figures — over 46,000 confirmed cases and nearly 600 deaths — actually reflect the situation in the United States about two weeks ago. This is due to a number of factors, including the symptoms of the deadly virus that do not appear for several days.
About two weeks ago, there was a lack of testing across the Country. People in many cities are still living their daily lives and may have been in contact with carriers of the virus during this period.
Since the impact of the new coronary pneumonia outbreak is not really reflected in the data in general, it gives the illusion that there is no need to rush to give up social alienation. In addition, in the next 10 days or so, people will not be able to see the effects of local isolation and various home measures.
Meanwhile, an Associated Press investigation found that the current situation in the United States is related to the White House’s initial attitude toward the new coronavirus. Dr. Ashish K. Jha, director of the Harvard Institute for Global Health, told the newspaper: “There have been many, many opportunities that would not have allowed us to fall into this place. They basically took this as a normal thing… That’s because the message from the White House is ‘it’s not a big deal, it’s not more serious than the flu.’ ‘As a result, this information basically does not create a sense of urgency within the FDA or the CDC to solve the problem. “