FoxNews.com reports that
President Trump told Americans on Sunday that “there’s no need to hoard” supplies, amid concerns of potential food or supply shortages as more states and cities announced restrictions to contain the coronavirus.
The president said during a White House briefing after speaking with heads of food suppliers: “You don’t have to buy so much, take it easy, just relax.”
Trump added: “We’re doing great, it all will pass.”
Trump assured Americans that grocers would remain open and that the supply chain remained healthy. Vice President Mike Pence urged Americans to buy only the groceries they needed for the week ahead.
The Federal Reserve took emergency action Sunday to help the economy withstand the coronavirus by slashing its benchmark interest rate to near zero and saying it would buy $700 billion in Treasury and mortgage bonds. The Fed’s surprise announcement signaled its concern that the viral outbreak will depress economic growth in the coming months and that it is prepared to do whatever it can counter the risks.
The president saluted the move.
“It’s a big step, I am very happy they did it,” said Trump during the press conference. “It brings us in line with other countries,” he said, referring the Fed cutting rates to near zero in a historic move in response to the COVID-19 crisis.
“There are a lot of people on Wall Street that are very happy,” Trump noted, adding that he would ease up on his criticism of the Fed and Chairman Jerome Powell.
The virus has an incubation period of anywhere from two days to 14 days before symptoms emerge. The death toll in the United States is more than 50.
The number of coronavirus cases in the United States is now more than 3,100 across 49 states on Sunday, The New York Times reported.
For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia. The worldwide outbreak has sickened more than 156,000 people and left more than 5,800 dead.
The vast majority of people recover. According to the World Health Organization, people with mild illness recover in about two weeks, while those with more severe illness may take three weeks to six weeks to recover.
The surge of coronavirus cases throughout the United States and around the globe has brought the world to a practical standstill.
Life in the United States has dramatically changed in just a week.
From work to entertainment to even worship, several aspects of American life have been reordered as health officials encourage the public to carry out “social distancing” to prevent the spread of the infection.
Trump has suggested that restrictions on travel within the U.S. to areas hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic could be next.
On Sunday afternoon, New York City announced that its public school system, the largest of its kind in the nation, would close for the time being.
Travelers returning to the U.S. after the Trump administration imposed a wide-ranging ban on people entering from Europe faced waiting times lasting hours for medical screenings. Images on social media showed packed arrival halls and winding lines.
As I sit down to write on this Sunday night, the governors of Illinois and Ohio and considering closing down restaurants, leaving them open for take-home traffic only.
Walmarts across several states are closing from 11 p.m. – 6 a.m. in order to be able to restock their shelves.
In my hometown of Memphis, the mayor has closed the public libraries and the Senior Centers.
Our county school system in Northwest Mississippi, in which my wife works as a Special Education Teaching Assistant, has decided to remain closed this week after having last week off for Spring Break. The good news is that all of the hourly employees will be paid.
And, yesterday, churches across the country opted to go live on line from empty sanctuaries rather than risk exposing their members to the virus.
As I was sitting in my recliner yesterday morning, before my wife got up, I noticed that eerie sort of glow outside, kind of yellowish, as a result of a gloomy overcast day.
The ambience it created and my own thoughts about the crisis which we as country are experiencing, made me feel as if I was in the middle of a bad Outer Limits episode.
This entire situation could not have turned out better for the internal and external enemies of our Sovereign Nation and the freedom of the individual which it represents.
The shutting down of Houses of Worship and the restrictions being placed on the everyday freedoms which we normally enjoy as American Citizens are like something out of a totalitarian nightmare.
Now, I fully support what the President and the learned members of the Coronavirus Taskforce are doing in order to minimize the effect that this modern day plague will have on our country.
However, after watching the ongoing toilet paper hoarding insanity at my local Walmart, and all of the chaos and disruption which we are witnessing throughout America, I am beginning to believe that what we might be dealing with is the accidental (I hope) release of a Chinese bioweapon.
You have got to know that the Chinese are seriously ticked off that President Trump refuses to allow them to run over us economically as they have in the past.
That’s what may be happening externally.
Internally, we have already witnessed Nancy Pelosi attempt to stick Abortion Funding in the Coronavirus Stimulus Bill.
How easy would it be during this crisis for Democratic Politicians on the local, state, and national level to intentionally tank the economy in order to damage President Trump so that one of the two losers they have as potential Presidential Candidates, Biden and Sanders, might have a better chance to win in November?
If you do not believe that the Democrats would intentionally harm our country for the sake of political expediency, you have not been paying attention for the last three years.
Now, I may be just spitballin’ about the situation which our Sovereign Nation finds itself in.
However, I do know one thing for certain with all of my heart:
GOD’S GOT THIS!!!
Until He Comes,