Coronavirus: Trump warns USA death toll could hit 100,000

Elias Hubbard
May 5, 2020

President Trump also said he wanted students to return to schools and colleges in the autumn, even as he acknowledged the possibility of a resurgence of the disease.

But rather, compare yourself to other presidents who have led us through crises and done things as you can learn from. "I've had three calls in the last four days from people who took it, and they're giving it credit for saving their lives".

Asked whether it was the right decision to impose a broad nation-wide shutdown, Trump said: "We did the right thing".

Ambassador Mulhall responded on Twitter, saying there are more than 750 United States companies with investments in Ireland from where they export to the European Union and beyond, adding supply chains have remained functioning during the pandemic. Nobody has to tell me to do it. Other countries are using it and they're bragging about it. "That is ultimately to the significant benefit of the USA economy", Ambassador Mulhall tweeted.

On April 20, the U.S. president said that he wanted to send a team of experts to China to investigate how the coronavirus spread from there to other countries.

Half of the planet has been under orders to shelter in place, and much of the world remained cautious even as countries from India to Nigeria sought to ease restrictions so that businesses can remain afloat and workers earn a wage after the pandemic-induced economic crash.

However, modelling released today from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), an independent research centre at the University of Washington, predicts almost 135,000 people will die of COVID-19 in the U.S. by August 4.

In the Fox News "virtual town hall, interview at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, President Trump also said he "may be wrong" but he 'firmly believes" there will be a COVID-19 vaccine by the end of the year. "Some states I think frankly aren't going fast enough". "I don't think that's true in this administration". "We have to get a vaccine", he said, adding that he "firmly believes" it will be done by the end of 2020.

As his approval ratings declined, Trump has ramped up his rhetoric about reopening the economy and looked to shift blame for the pandemic to China, where the outbreak originated.

"Some people" say the virus could come back, he said, but still, "it will pass". "It could have been stopped on the spot".

"The bulk power system which provides basically the lifeblood of our now at risk because certain components of that are from overseas and foreign adversaries that can hurt us with both hardware problems and software problems", Navarro said.

It comes after his Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said China had begun stockpiling medical supplies in early-January while concealing the severity of the virus.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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