U.S. President Donald Trump, eager to push ahead with efforts to unseal the economy, said Tuesday that Americans should start returning to normal life as soon as possible, even if more Americans are infected with the new coronavirus and even die. During a visit to Phoenix, Trump said he was preparing the United States for the "second phase" of the new crown epidemic. This will include the disbanding of the Task Force on Outbreak Response involving public health experts such as Fauci (Fauci) and Deborah Birx. The team has so far led the U.S. government response to the epidemic.
Trump acknowledges that restarting economic activity could lead to more Americans infected with the virus.
"Will anyone be affected? Yes. Is anyone seriously affected? Yes. Trump said. But we must reopen economic activity as soon as possible.
During his visit to Honeywell's factory in Phoenix where medical masks are produced, Trump issued the strongest unsealing call so far, indicating that the epidemic's economic damage to the United States has reached a point where it can no longer be tolerated. He encouraged americans to think of themselves as "warriors" when they came out of their homes, echoing deep fears that unsealing might be too fast.
Trump has become increasingly frustrated by the epidemic-induced recession, which has left more than 30 million Americans unemployed and threatened their prospects for re-election. The United States is the world's largest new crown epidemic center, so far, about 1.2 million people infected, more than 70,000 people died.
"I have to make the biggest decision ," Trump told ABC in an interview late Tuesday.
Trump is adamant about unsealing the economy, and even before the vaccine comes out, more people will be infected or even killed.
"More people will die ," Trump said. "I think we're doing a good job on vaccines, but with or without vaccines, the epidemic will pass and we' ll be back to normal ."
There is no doubt that this is a difficult process. said Trump. "I think the U.S. economy (next year) will recover strongly ," he added.