This week the United States became the epicenter of the still mounting coronavirus pandemic. As the nation’s numbers continue to rise, Donald Trump is still downplaying the health crisis.
On Thursday Trump underscored the coronavirus fight. He bragged about the great success the government has had mobilizing front-line healthcare workers but failed to mention the gruesome scenes these healthcare workers are facing daily.
Instead of strategizing or ensuring the nation that steps were being taken to combat the virus Trump lashed out at the media and Democratic governors.
He went on to contradict the advice of Dr. Anthony Fauci, who told CNN earlier this week that only the virus can set a timeline for when the country will be reopened.
Trump has repeatedly stated that he plans to re-open the country for business by Easter.
Despite Trump’s reassurances that his administration has issued the virus is advancing at an alarming rate. The situation is growing worse and any type of normal life could be months away.
On Thursday, the United States reported 19 deaths from COVID-19 the highest number thus far. Instead of addressing the issue Trump bizarrely stated that the mortality rate was far lower than he had expected.
Just one week ago the United States had 8,800 confirmed cases of the coronavirus and 149 deaths. This past Thursday, the United States had reached more than 82,000 infected and close to 1,200 deaths.