Donald Trump has repeatedly insisted that he is ‘ doing a GREAT job of managing Coronavirus ‘ despite the number of cases rising to 57 in the United States and warnings that it will be transmitted from a top CDC physician.
The president also mentioned in a tweet posted on Tuesday night that, ‘ the very early closing of our borders ‘ that was ‘ opposed by the Dems ‘ but ‘ was the right move.’
It tends to come as the South Korean-based US military reported its first case among its soldiers. A statement said the 23-year-old soldier was at his off-base residence in self-quarantine.
However, in San Francisco, where no reported cases have occurred,an emergency state have been declared’ as a vital step to prevent citizens from long term damage. ‘
Currently there are 57 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the U.S. but CDC officials say the numbers are likely to increase as the virus spreads from person to person. Since it was first identified in Wuhan, China in late December, cases of coronavirus have skyrocketed to more than 80,000 worldwide, with more than 2,600 deaths as of Tuesday.
The CDC said Americans might need to start preparing for ‘ tele-schooling ‘ if the virus continues to spread across the US.
Trump had previously kept insisting that the U.S. is in ‘ very good shape ‘ with respect to coronavirus, as Monday’s White House sent lawmakers an urgent $2.5 billion plan to deal with the lethal global epidemic.
Regardless of the fact that cases have almost tripled in ten days, President Trump posted on twitter with absolute confidence that the’ Coronavirus in the United States is very much under control.’
Through the social networking site, he also convinced Americans that the stock market is’ finally looking very good to me,’ despite the 1,000-point plummet from the Dow, for which coronavirus fears have been widely criticized.
The White House budget office said the funds are there for vaccines, care supplies, and protective gear. Yet Democrats quickly dismissed the proposal as inadequate with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi calling it ‘ absolutely inadequate ‘ for just the scope of the crisis.
The spread of the virus has sparked fear on financial markets around the world. In the United States, stock indexes accumulated on a second consecutive day of losses, falling over 3 percent. Investor concerns the outbreak slowing the global economy has driven enhanced demand for low-risk U.S. government bonds.
Rachel Semmel, representative for the White House budget office, said: ‘ Today, the Administration is sending a $2.5 billion substitute funding plan to Congress to promote the production of vaccines, facilitate preparedness and recovery programs, and provide much needed medical supplies.