President Trump says the U.S. is doing all it can to stop the spread of coronavirus. He said social distancing, medical intervention and shutting down foreign travel is helping to stop the virus on several fronts – and added that Americans are doing their patriotic duty to stop the spread of the illness.
As for “on the ground” assistance, the President noted over 17-thousand members have been activated across the country. He said his administration has told states to use guardsmen to help deliver medical supplies from warehouses to hospitals. The service members are also being used to get food to hard-hit communities and increase medical bed capacity.
Speaking of medical care, the question of devices – namely ventilators – arose. Trump said there’s a stockpile of almost 10-thousand, but that the administration has been keeping close hold on them. “We have to hold them back because the surge is coming, and it’s coming pretty strong,” he explained. “And we want to be able to immediately move it into place without going and taking it (from somewhere else).”
On a rather disturbing note, Dr. Anthony Fauci – the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases – has been forced to beef up his security. Why? An increasing number of death threats. The prime aggressors? According to sources, they’re described as pro-Trump “zealots.” Apparently, the people targeting him are upset that Fauci appears to disagree with Mr. Trump in a number of ways.
Where does the United States stand with COVID-19? At last check, there are more than 216-thousand cases across the United States – with just over five-thousand patients succumbing to the illness – though nearly nine-thousand have recovered (up two-thousand from the day before). Globally, the numbers stand at just over 937-thousand people infected by the virus – with just over 47-thousand dead. On the plus side, more than 194-thousand have recovered (an increase of 28-thousand from yesterday).
Source: White House