(PatrioticPost.Com)- President Donald Trump surprised the country on Monday when he tweeted that his administration would reconsider current measures being taken to reduce the spread of the coronavirus. The president explained that the strategy would be reviewed after current guidelines expire, following the “15 Days to Slow the Spread” campaign.
Trump warned that the damage being done to the economy by the shutting down of businesses could not be allowed to become more damaging than the virus itself.
“AT THE END OF THE 15 DAY PERIOD, WE WILL MAKE A DECISION AS TO WHICH WAY WE WANT TO GO!,” the president said.
WE CANNOT LET THE CURE BE WORSE THAN THE PROBLEM ITSELF. AT THE END OF THE 15 DAY PERIOD, WE WILL MAKE A DECISION AS TO WHICH WAY WE WANT TO GO!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 23, 2020
The current strategy pushed by the White House says those who feel sick should stay home, children who feel sick should be kept at home, and those who live in the same house as someone who tests positive should stay at home. It also tells older people to stay at home and away from other people, as well as those with underlying health conditions. It mirrors the “social distancing” policy adopted by the United Kingdom, but which was abandoned on Monday when Prime Minister Boris Johnson instituted a national three-week lockdown.
Current policies also state that Americans should not eat in restaurants or bars, where those kinds of businesses have not already been forced to close.
In many states, governors have been forced to take drastic action and forcibly shut down businesses. In California, residents have been forced to stay at home by the state government.
The government’s national guidelines expire on Tuesday, March 31. At this point, medical professionals are expected to evaluate how much the spread of the disease has been slowed, and whether the medical system is up to the task of treating a larger influx of people suffering from the disease.
Bloomberg News published a report on Monday claiming the president would like to see people go back to work as soon as possible.
“The president started talking about how to get people back to work around Thursday, two of the people said, only three days after he helped roll out a 15-day plan from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to stem the rise of cases by encouraging most people to stay home.”
What do you think – is it a good idea to let people go back to work?
Fingers crossed that, with more extensive testing, Americans who find they have already become immune to the disease can go back to work and keep the economy moving!