Trump indicates that the blockade could end after a period of 15 days; says the cure shouldn’t be worse than the problem
In capital letters, the President of the United States tweeted: WE CANNOT LET THE HEALING BE WORSE THAN THE PROBLEM. AT THE END OF THE 15-DAY PERIOD, WE WILL MAKE A DECISION AS TO WHAT WAY WE WANT TO GO! He retweeted his own tweet, suggesting that he is aligning himself with the argument that an indefinite or even prolonged blockade could harm the world economy for a long time, causing more harm than the virus.
WE CANNOT LET THE HEALING BE WORSE THAN THE PROBLEM. AT THE END OF THE 15-DAY PERIOD, WE WILL MAKE A DECISION TO… https://t.co/StEiK3KSZK
– Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 1584935420000
The tweet is seen as an indicator of what a phasing out of the restriction could be with a range of new protocols, unless there is a dramatic and exponential increase in infections. Although the experts indicate that the EE. USA Due this surge this week, some reports indicate that China, Italy and South Korea have obtained a measure of control over the pandemic with some tough steps, which they took before the US. USA – In the last two weeks.
Health officials suggest that the thermometer’s weapon could become even more ubiquitous than the metal detector’s safety wand, and social distancing, including the end of body contact gestures such as handshakes, could become the rule.
“I will mention it at the next working group meeting and see if there is some kind of logistical and bureaucratic reason why it cannot be done. The reason for doing so deserves at least serious consideration,” said Dr. Anthony Fauci, director The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases said in an interview with Science magazine about the institution of temperature controls. China and Italy have already instituted such controls in most public places, including supermarkets and stores.
While logistics seems daunting, experts say technology challenges are fairly easy to overcome; eventually, the same metal detectors at security checkpoints could also be designed to measure temperature. However, the danger is independent surveillance and stigmatization that is already emerging in many parts of the world.
In addition to an increase in xenophobia that has targeted people of East Asian descent, even US citizens who report Covid-19 cases are being viewed with fear and harassed.
An Indian-American mother of two boys in the Greater Washington area who reported that her two high school kids tested positive for Covid-19 and alerted her friends on social media later deleted her post after the school principal demanded to take it off, apparently because he’s causing panic at school. While many friends praised her courage in alerting the community, others peppered her with questions about how and where her children got it, how and where they got tested, symptoms, progress, etc. She declined to be named due to the amount of harassment. she is facing
Meanwhile, the last thought of the president of EE. USA On easing the blockade at the end of the 15-day isolation, which many of his supporters are demanding, came even when he admitted that he was “a little annoyed” with China for its belated exchange of information on coronaviruses.
“They should have told us about this,” he told reporters at a Sunday briefing at the White House, where reporters are now subject to temperature controls and have limited access to allow social distancing. “I’m a little upset with China. I will be honest with you, because as much as I like (Chinese) President Xi (Jinping) and as much as I respect and admire the country. ”
Meanwhile, US lawmakers are struggling to craft a stimulus package, and Democrats are blocking it because they say it favors corporations over workers. The situation is also complicated because many legislators isolate themselves. Democrat Senator Amy Klobuchar’s wife has been diagnosed with Covid-19 infection, along with two other congressmen and one senator, Kentucky Republican Rand Paul.
This is making it difficult to pass legislation. There are now calls from various sectors, including President Trump, to consider changing the rules to allow remote voting, another possible rule change in the future worldwide.