WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump highlighted his case on Tuesday to reopen the U.S. economy in mid-April despite an increase in coronavirus cases, lowering the pandemic like him. did in the early stage by comparing it to the flu season.
Trump and his coronavirus group on March 16 issued recommendations to people across the country to cut social and professional interactions for 15 days to reduce the spread of the virus.
But the president, a Republican party seeking re-election in November, has started to secure the economic consequences.
In a town hall directly broadcast on the Fox News Channel and later in a meeting with reporters at the White House, he said he wanted businesses to open once more at Easter, to be held on April 12.
I would love to have the country open and rarely go to Easter, he said on Fox.
The president said the country did not take drastic measures against car accidents and flu deaths similar to the measures it is taking for coronavirus. He said Americans can continue to practice far social measures, which health experts say are important to preventing infection, while also returning to work.
We lose thousands and thousands of people every year from the flu. We do not support the country, '' Trump said. You can destroy a nation this way by shutting it down.
Health experts have warned that the best way to prevent the spread of the virus is for people to stay …
. (tagsToTransTable) US (t) HEALTH (t) CORONAVIRUS (t) USA (t) TRUMP (t) Lawmaking (t) Social / social issues (t) Government finance (t) Health taxes / t (t) Taxes (t) Government / Political taxes (t) Infectious diseases (t) General news (t) National government debt (t) US House of Representatives (t) Major news (t) ) Public health news (t) U.S. government news (t) Paid workers (t) Health care (TRBC) (t) Diseases (t) Economic news (Third party) ( t) United States Senate (t) United States epidemiology (t)