“I give it two weeks. I guess by Monday or Tuesday, it’s about two weeks. We will assess at that time and give it more time if we need a little more time. We have to open this country up.”-DJT
President Donald Trump says he wants the nation “opened up and just raring to go by Easter” — a date just more than two weeks away that few health experts believe will be sufficient in containing the spread of coronavirus.
Very few health experts agree with this timeline.
Health experts have made clear that unless Americans continue to dramatically limit social interaction — staying home from work and isolating themselves — the number of infections will overwhelm the health care system, as it has in parts of Italy, leading to many more deaths. While the worst outbreaks are concentrated in certain parts of the country, such as New York, experts warn that the highly infectious disease is certain to spread.Fox 5 San Diego:
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Morgan Stanley is warning that there are real risks to that strategy.
“If the White House were to relax the social distancing measures ‘soon,’ well ahead of the necessary timeline to have a significant impact on our view, it would raise the risk of increasing the peak or delaying the time to peak,” Morgan Stanley analysts wrote in a report Tuesday.
In other words, rather than flattening the curve, the government would be making it worse.
The world has gone completely mad when I agree with Spawn of Satan:
As usual, Trump found someone blame for this huge mess and surprisingly, it wasn’t President Obama. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo blasted the Trump administration for dithering and not getting supplies to the ‘front line.’
Earlier Tuesday, Cuomo said New York will see the peak of coronavirus cases sooner and higher than expected, with as many as 140,00 hospital beds and 30,000 ventilators needed within 2-3 weeks. Cuomo urged Trump to use the Defense Production Act to order companies to produce ventilators.
“FEMA says, ‘we’re sending 400 ventilators.’ Really? What am I going to do with 400 ventilators when I need 30,000?” Cuomo said. “You pick the 26,000 people who are going to die because you only sent 400 ventilators.”
Trump was quoting a Gateway Pundit blog post that falsely accuses Cuomo of turning down the purchase of ventilators in 2016, and which is based on an opinion column penned by the co-inventor of the original “death panel” lie, Betsy McCaughey.Mediaite: