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President Trump stated Wednesday that the United States had actually passed the peak of the coronavirus pandemic– which some states would reopen before his May 1 deadline.
” While we need to stay alert, it is clear that our strategy is working, and extremely strongly working. New cases are decreasing throughout the New york city metropolitan area. Cases in Detroit and city Denver areas are flat. Washington, DC, Baltimore, St. Louis is revealing progress. New cases in New Orleans are decreasing. The data recommends that nationwide we have actually passed the peak on new cases,” Trump stated during the day-to-day instruction of the Coronavirus Job Force in the Rose Garden.
” These advancements have put us in a strong position to complete guidelines for states opening the nation, which we will be revealing tomorrow. We will have a press conference tomorrow during the afternoon,” he stated.
” We will be revealing standards.
The president’s statement came as validated cases in the US increased to more than 605,000 and the death toll topped 27,000
” We’ll be opening up states, some sooner than others,” Trump added, saying that some states might resume before his stated objective of May 1, which numerous governors were “chomping [sic] at the bit” to reopen.
Requested proof that the peak had gotten here, Trump said the job force was “taking a look at graphs and models.”
Trump’s position has actually moved today.
He said Monday he had overall authority to decide when states would reopen, not specific governors.
On Tuesday, he contended that he had actually licensed guvs to make their own choices.
Dr. Deborah Birx, a task force member, sounded a more cautionary note during the instruction.
” I will remind the individuals once again this is a highly infectious infection.
” We see as a nation we are improving. Metro locations are enhancing, neighborhoods and counties are improving, but that likewise still needs everyone to social range,” she stated.
” In the end we have states that have very couple of cases and very few new cases. These are ones the president is describing. These are the groups we are working with extremely specifically. Each of these governors and these mayors will need to make decisions after generalized standards are put out so they can do what is best for their communities. They are the cutting edge.”