Trump again shifts estimated USA coronavirus death toll
- Author: Sonia Alvarado May 05, 2020,
May 05, 2020, 0:14
A woman who identified herself as Caroline Perkins asked the president at the Sunday night Fox News Channel town hall 'why do you not directly answer the questions asked by the press and instead speak of past success and generally ramble?'
When pressed on his shifting estimate, Trump conceded, "I used to say 65,000 and now I'm saying 80 or 90 and it goes up and it goes up rapidly".
President Trump said Sunday he wanted to take swift action against the coronavirus when others doubted its severity during a Fox News town hall with Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum that focused on reopening the U.S.
Trump sat inside the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC and fielded questions from two Fox hosts, as well as from people who submitted questions over Fox's social media platforms.
Vaccines often take several years to develop, and for some infectious diseases, including HIV and Ebola, they remain elusive.
President Donald Trump moved in Friday night to replace a senior Department of Health and Human Services official who angered him with a report last month highlighting shortages of supplies and delays in hospital tests. during the coronavirus pandemic.
But Dr Anthony Fauci said in late April that it's conceivable, if a vaccine is developed soon, it could be in wide distribution as soon as January.
And while he pushes the patriotic themes inside the country, Trump is also amping up criticism on China, where the virus originated, as a foreign opponent.
The president said of his backdrop: "We never had a more handsome set than this".
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Yovanovich was ousted a year ago because the president's advisers saw her as an obstacle when they tried to pressure the government in Kiev to incriminate Trump's Democratic rivals. "In other words, I'm not blaming her for it, but nobody thought this was going to happen", Trump said.
"The president has been very clear, keeping Americans at work, putting them back to work, protecting American business was our number one priority in an unprecedented way", said Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin.
Trump said fast approval is being pushed by the Food and Drug Administration.
The Senate planned to reopen Monday, despite the Washington area's continued status as a virus hot spot and with the region still under stay-at-home orders. The pandemic is forcing big changes at the tradition-bound Supreme Court: The justices will hear arguments, beginning Monday, by telephone for the first time since Alexander Graham Bell patented his invention in 1876. But I didn't do it because of what they said.
The leaders of California and MI are among governors under public pressure over lockdowns still in effect while states such as Florida, Georgia and OH are reopening. The other two were developed by US drugmakers Moderna and Inovio Pharmaceuticals, according to WHO.
Mr. Trump criticized Grimm in early April, calling the findings in her report "wrong".
Some people participating in other public protests across the USA have not kept their distance from one another and have rallied without masks, not heeding public health recommendations. Last wk ODNI said they can not yet assess if the outbreak "was the result of an accident at a laboratory in Wuhan" or began "through contact with infected animals".
Dr. Deborah Birx, coordinator of the White House coronavirus task force, called that behavior "devastatingly worrisome".
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