With the death rate from the CCP Virus expected to reach a peak in two weeks in the United States, social-distancing rules are even more important to adhere to.
President Trump spoke at a news briefing at the White House on Sunday, March 29, and put a new deadline for restrictions to stay in place. “The modeling estimates that the peak in death rate is likely to hit in two weeks. I will say it again. The peak, the highest point of death rates, remember this, is likely to hit in two weeks. … Therefore, we will be extending our guidelines to April 30, to slow the spread,” the president said in the White House Rose Garden.
He indicated that his desire for the economy to be operating again was “just an aspiration,” and gave a more realistic view. “We can expect that by June 1, we will be well on our way to recovery” and that “a lot of great things will be happening.”
In reply to a reporter’s question, if the country were to shut down indefinitely, the president said, “You’re gonna have large numbers of suicides—tremendous [numbers of] suicides. … You will see drugs being used like nobody has ever used them before, and people are going to be dying all over the place.”
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, spoke at the briefing and conceded that it remained possible that 100,000 to 200,000 people could die in the United States.
“What we’re trying to do is not let that happen,” he said, calling the extension of social-distancing guidelines “a wise and prudent decision.” The number of deaths in the United States from the virus is more than 2,300 people.
The president addressed reporters on the issue of the demand for surgical masks in New York, which had reached an outlandish number. He suggested reporters, “oughtta look into it” because “something’s going on.”
“How do you go from 10 to 20 to 30,000, to 300,000 [masks]—even though this is different,” the president insisted. “Something is going on, and you ought to look into it as reporters. Where are the masks going? Are they going out the back door? How do you go from 10,000 to 300,000? And, we have that in a lot of different places. So, somebody should probably look into that. I just don’t see from a practical standpoint how that’s possible to go from that to that, and we have that happening in numerous places.”
After the briefing, reporters queried his remarks about the change in mask numbers, and the president suggested both Gov. Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio should be transparent on this issue, “People should check them because there’s something going on.” He asserted that it could be “something worse than hoarding,” reported Fox News.