The coronavirus outbreak is a bigger problem than just a medical crisis.
Dr. Fauci is risking his reputation to talk about another issue.
He has a huge warning on the Chinese coronavirus you wouldn’t expect to hear.
Donald Trump is talking about trying to reopen the economy and the media has gone wild.
CNN is claiming that Donald Trump wants to reopen the economy just because he’s jittery with cabin fever.
They don’t seem to understand that the President is trying to stop America from spiraling down into a full-scale economic depression.
Many Americans are having to face the fact that their jobs that were secure just a week ago are no longer secure.
Retail workers who are working for an hourly wage no longer are able to pay their bills if their stores are closed.
When the Democrats talk about shutting down the economy, they’re talking about taking away the livelihoods of people who need those jobs to survive.
“It’s not built to shut down,” Trump said in a Fox News town hall. “Our people are full of vim and vigor and energy. They don’t want to be locked in a house or an apartment or some space.”
“You’re basically turning off the country,” he added, “I wasn’t happy about it, and I also knew I had to do it.”
The media is trying to make it seem like Trump is disregarding his medical advice and just wants to keep the economy going no matter what the cost.
But nothing could be further from the truth.
Medical experts know that if the economy shuts down, the medical system won’t do well.
People will get desperate, vital medical supplies won’t be able to be obtained, and while short-term slowing the spread of the Chinese coronavirus gives the medical field time to prepare, it may not be the best long-term solution.
Dr. Fauci is a class act who won’t get involved in the media’s petty political games to unreasonably attack Trump.
He’s been at his job for decades under Republican and Democrat presidents and he agrees with Trump that the economy can’t just shut down indefinitely and should be done for the minimum length possible.
“I’m curious about some things that aren’t happening on a national scale,” the interviewer for Science asked. “One is, why are shelter in place orders happening state by state? Why are we doing this sequentially? Is that a mistake?”
“No, I don’t think we could say it’s a mistake or not a mistake,” Fauci responded. “There is a discussion and a delicate balance about what’s the overall impact of shutting everything down completely for an indefinite period of time. So there’s a compromise. If you knock down the economy completely and disrupt infrastructure, you may be causing health issues, unintended consequences, for people who need to be able to get to places and can’t. You do the best you can.”
“I’ve emphasized very emphatically at every press conference that everybody in the country, at a minimum, should be following the fundamental guidelines,” Fauci continued. “Elderly, stay out of society in self-isolation. Don’t go to work if you don’t have to. Yada, yada, yada. No bars, no restaurants, no nothing. Only essential services.”
Trump is doing the best he can. There is no government policy that can easily solve this problem.
Defeating the Chinese coronavirus will be hard both on the medical system and on the economy and Trump wants to make sure both are running as best as they can in unideal circumstances.
Even if circumstances are hard, America will get through this because America is strong.