The media isn’t quite ready to let go of the coronavirus crisis, and if they could have it their way, Americans would stay locked up in their houses indefinitely.
However, President Trump just took the entire nation by surprise with the stunning announcement that “we’re not going to close the country” if a second wave of coronavirus arises.
Trump made the remarks while touring the Ford manufacturing plant in Ypsilanti, Michigan on Thursday afternoon. When reporters asked if he was concerned about the possibility of a second wave of infections stemming from reopening, Trump put an end to the speculation.
“People say that’s a very distinct possibility. It’s standard. And we’re going to put out the fires. We’re not going to close the country. We’re going to put out the fires,” he said.
“Whether it’s an ember or a flame, we’re going to put it out. But we’re not closing our country.”
New data is beginning to show that the collateral damage of the lengthy lockdowns could turn out to be much greater than the virus itself. Along with unprecedented economic devastation, lockdowns jeopardize the mental and physical health of millions of Americans.
The novel coronavirus is no longer an unknown factor, and the Trump administration’s efforts to exponentially expand testing, treatment and containment capabilities put the US in a much different situation than two months ago.
Despite the frantic warnings of many liberal media outlets that states like Georgia, Florida, and Texas would face devastating death tolls after reopening in late April, the data shows that none of these states have experienced the dreaded spike in cases.
Those same mainstream media outlets have been remarkably silent about the fact that many European countries have also been in the process of reopening for weeks with no surge in cases.