FoxNews.com reports that
President Trump said Friday that choosing when to move to reopen the U.S. economy amid the coronavirus pandemic would be “the biggest decision I’ve ever had to make.”
“I want to get it open as soon as possible,” Trump told reporters at Friday’s briefing with members of the White House task force. “This country was meant to be open and vibrant and great.”
The president added that he would formally convene an “Opening our Country” task force April 14 that will be comprised of doctors and business leaders. According to Trump, the second, smaller task force would “include names that you have a lot of respect for.”
In an effort to prevent the spread of coronavirus, the governors of 42 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico have issued so-called “stay-at-home” orders advising residents to remain indoors except to perform essential work, duties or chores.
Those orders, as well as federal social distancing guidelines and restrictions on public gatherings, have ground large portions of the U.S. economy to a halt. According to the Labor Department, more than 16.8 million people have filed for unemployment insurance since the middle of March, when the federal coronavirus guidelines went into effect.
As of Friday afternoon, Johns Hopkins University said that there were more than 486,000 confirmed coronavirus cases in the U.S. and more than 18,000 deaths caused by the virus. More than 40 percent of U.S. deaths have happened in New York state, which reported 777 new deaths on Friday.
Trump made a point Friday of saying that he would continue to listen to health experts like Drs. Anthony Fauci and Deborah Birx while considering when to relax the federal guidance. Health experts have warned that if the country rolls back restrictions too quickly, case levels could once again begin to soar, especially without widespread testing to determine who might be a carrier of the virus.
“I listen to them about everything,” the president said, adding: “We’re not doing anything until we know that this country is going be healthy. We don’t want to go back and start doing it over again.”
While the new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. And research has shown that people can be highly infectious even if they are not displaying symptoms.
Fauci, the nation’s top infectious-diseases expert, told CNN earlier Friday that there will be coronavirus cases whenever the restrictions are relaxed.
“When we decide, at a proper time, when we’re going to be relaxing some of the restrictions, there’s no doubt you’re going to see cases,” he said. “The question is how you respond to them.”
The Chinese Coronavirus “Invasion” has indeed been a crisis.
A crisis intensified by faulty modeling and those who embrace a political ideology which values a Nanny State-style Federal Government over individual freedom.
And, these leaders, both covertly and overtly, use the power which their leadership role bring them to attempt to strength the power of the political party which they support at the expense of the president, the American economy, and last but not least, the American people.
Now, don’t get me wrong. every death brought about by the coronavirus is a serious matter regardless of what country they were living in.
However, America strength and continued existence as a nation relies on a strong, vibrant economy, such as the one we were experiencing before the coronavirus hit out shores.
It is essential that Americans be allowed to go back to work as soon as safely possible.
Our American Workforce, their inventiveness, work ethic, and passion are what drives the American Engine of Capitalism, an engine that was finally tuned up and allowed to run full out by a president who understands its power and its role in our country’s place in the world.
There is a reason why China, since the Obama Administration first allowed them to, has sought our brightest minds to come work for THEM.
American Ingenuity is the stuff of legends.
Our forefathers were thinkers AND doers.
We are a society which has always been on the move, whether it was from east to west, north to south, or to the moon and back.
While we are a nation of motivated individuals, we are also a people who can not thrive in isolation.
Dr. Fauci has claimed that Americans will not be shaking hands in greeting each other or sealing a business deal.
Americans are made of stronger stuff than that.
When the president and his new taskforce let us know the plans for getting America back to work, there will not only be a lot of handshaking going on, I will bet you that there will be actual hugging going on as well.
And, that will be from the wives and mothers ready for their husband and their children to be out of the house for a while, instead of under foot driving them crazy.
By the way, if you notice those who are calling for Americans to stay under quarantine the longest, they are usually the same ones who wanted America to fail since Trump got elected President.
I’m just sayin’.
Until He Comes,