Trump Speaks At Coronavirus Task Force Briefing

President Trump has a message for Americans: we will get through the challenge of the coronavirus pandemic...and it’ll happen sooner than later. At a Task Force briefing, Trump thanked Americans for their sacrifice, arguing staying at home and following social distancing is "saving lives."

As part of that, Trump said the Asian American community needs to be protected, adding the spreading of the illness is "not their fault." Meanwhile, the President is also taking action to prevent hoarding of essential supplies and protect against price gouging by signing an executive order. Anyone who hoards or price gouges on critical items will face serious legal trouble.

Still Surgeon General Jerome Adams doesn’t want people to get complacent. Speaking on NBC’s “Today” show he warned: "This week, it's going to get bad." He added that’s because not enough people are heeding the warning to stay home. "Everyone needs to act as if they have the virus right now,” Adams offered. “So, test or no test, we need you to understand you could be spreading it to someone else. Or you could be getting it from someone else. Stay at home.”

Where does the United States stand with COVID-19? At last check, there are just over 36-thousand cases across the United States – with nearly 600 patients succumbing to the illness. Globally, the numbers stand at nearly 400-thousand people infected by the virus – with just over 16-thousand dead. On the plus side, more than 100-thousand have recovered.

Source: White House