Donald Trump Against Medical Advisors Shutdown of The US Because Of Coronavirus, Says It Will Affect The Economy
4President Trump indicates that he may not follow the suggestions of his medical advisors
In the midst of the coronavirus mayhem, President Trump has indicated that he is not likely to follow the suggestions of his medical advisers to issue a complete shutdown of the country citing reasons that it would have a tremendous impact on the economy. Even countries like India who have more to lose have locked down the country for 21 days in what is the strictest and longest curfew in the country’s history.
5 “If it were up to doctors, they’d shut down the entire world”
President Trump speaking to reporters said “Don’t forget, the doctors, if it were up to them, they’d be saying let’s keep it shutdown. Let’s shut down the entire world because again you’re up to almost 150 countries. So, let’s shut down the entire world,” Trump told reporters at a White House news conference on Monday.
And when we shut it down, that would be wonderful, and let’s keep it shut for a couple of years. You know we can’t do that. You can’t do that with a country, especially the number one economy anywhere in the world by far. You can’t do that,” he added saying that he was thinking about easing the present guidelines.
6The cure shouldn’t be bigger than the problem
The President also indicated earlier that he was not going to let the cure be bigger than the problem itself. “We cannot let the cure be worse than the problem itself. At the end of the 15-day period, we will make a decision as to which way we want to go!” he tweeted.
Justifying his comments, the president said that a complete shutdown can cause a bigger problem than the virus itself which is why he said what he did about the cure being bigger than the problem. According to him, the last two weeks was quite good in terms of the virus. The country’s 2-week period is nearing its end next week and Trump indicated that he was planning a new set of guidelines.
7There is no need to shut down 100% of the country
He went on to explain that “I’m not saying it ends at that time. You know, we have another seven days or so. I’m not saying it ends at that time. But I am saying it’s been like this incredible learning process. That’s going to go into the future. That’s going to go even as we open up our country.” He was referring to the hard-hit states, New York, California, Washington and Illinois.
He mentioned that several people in such areas may be quarantined and while there are some places more affected than others, there was no need to shut down the entire country.