Vice President Mike Pence is leading the President’s coronavirus task force.
How Mike Pence handles this task could very well decide if Donald Trump wins re-election.
And Mike Pence just made this coronavirus prediction that will leave you speechless.
In his position as head of the coronavirus task force, Pence coordinates recommendations from federal agencies and health experts into coherent policy options for President Trump to choose from.
Americans have been asking officials like Pence one question: When will the economy reopen?
In an interview on Geraldo Rivera’s Fox News radio show, Pence gave a hint as to when the entire country would see economic activity resume.
Rivera asked Pence when he would be able to go fishing on his boat.
Pence predicted that the coronavirus pandemic would be behind America by Memorial Day.
“If you look at the trends today, I think by Memorial Day Weekend we will largely have this coronavirus epidemic behind us,” Pence told Rivera. “State and local officials will begin to reopen activities, you’re going to see states ahead here begin to do that.”
Government lockdowns have limited outdoor activity despite there being no scientific evidence that being outdoors helps transmit the virus.
If anything, research indicates that people are at low risk of catching the virus in outdoor settings.
One study of outbreaks in China found that the virus transmitted outdoors in just one, and that involved just two cases.
Governments instituting lockdowns forced citizens indoors with their family members.
The virus transmits easiest in confined indoor spaces.
These lockdowns only served to put Americans at risk by locking them in to dangerous situations and preventing them from going outside where they would be safer from the virus.
Protests are beginning to bubble up across the country demanding governors end the economic carnage by lifting the Gestapo-style lockdown orders.
Few are asking for everything to return to what life was like in February.
Protesters understand the need for a phased reopening if only to build public confidence after months of media fear mongering.
The coronavirus is surely a serious infection.
It is a nasty virus and can lead to bad outcomes in at-risk populations – which consist of older Americans and those with pre-existing medical conditions.
But a vaccine is likely months away.
Americans cannot live under lockdown until a vaccine is available.
The economy simply cannot survive a shutdown through the summer months.
States need to start reopening in May so Americans can go back to work and allow businesses that shuttered a fighting chance to survive.
Vice President Mike Pence’s prediction that the pandemic would be behind America by May – the Department of Homeland Security presented research that UV rays in summer time can help minimize viral transmission – was the news many Americans were looking forward to.
For the first time, Americans felt there was an end point to the government-induced shutdowns.
Great American Daily will keep you up to date on any new developments in this ongoing story.