Donald Trump Against Medical Advisors Shutdown of The US Because Of Coronavirus, Says It Will Affect The Economy
8The President said that he was not in favour of shutting down the New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ
The President said “There are areas within New York which will be open. To close the New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ and with all of the great work they are doing I mean they have gone largely to computers you look at the floor it is incredible what they can do but it is fully open.”
He also mentioned that the administration could do two things simultaneously. He said that it was not possible to shut down and think everything would be wonderful because it would have severe repercussions. “there will be tremendous death from that, death You know you are talking about death probably more deaths from that than anything that we are talking about with respect to the virus,”
9Pentagon leaders feel the pandemic in the US could go on for months
While there have been 50,125 confirmed cases of COVID19 in the US, experts say that the actual number of cases could be much higher. Pentagon leaders warned that the US epidemic could continue for months as per a report in the Guardian. “I think we need to plan for this to be a few months long at least and we’re taking all precautionary measures to do that,” said the Défense secretary, Mark Esper.
The chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, Gen Mark Milley, said that, judging from other countries’ experiences, it could go on into July. “If it does apply, you’re looking at probably late May, June, something in that range, could be as late as July.”
10Italy given false hope
Across the world, Italy was given false hope by a reduction of deaths in the ongoing crisis that has made the country the second most infected country after China. After a two-day decline in fatalities on Saturday and Sunday, the new number of deaths increased to 743 bringing the toll to 6820.
While China reported a decline in the spread of the virus and confirmed cases, saying it had brought the virus under control, residents and analysts make counterclaims saying that there are some hospitals in the country refusing to test for the virus. There have also been rumors of under-reporting.
As for the situation in the USA, how the Presidents initiatives will impact the virus and the country, only time will tell.