Trump raises alarm over reopening US at worst time of the epidemic
Mexico, Mar 25 (Prensa Latina) Donald Trump alarms doctors with his idea of reopening the United States despite the warning that it will be the world epicenter of the new coronavirus, reported the newspaper La Jornada today.
Its New York correspondent, David Brooks, points out that Trump argued that 'we are going to lose more people by putting the country into a massive recession or depression, all sorts of things will happen and we will have instability.'
He adds that the president's comments provoked skepticism and alarm among health experts. If the contagion progression remains at its current rate of doubling the number of confirmed cases every two days, the United States will soon surpass the one million mark.
To be just one week away from these restrictions and already talking about abandoning them is irresponsible and dangerous,' Tom Inglesby, director of the John Hopkins Center for Health Security, said in an interview with The Washington Post, according to Brooks.
He stressed that removing the restrictions now will allow the virus to spread 'quickly and horribly and may potentially kill millions over the next year with enormous social and economic impact.'
However, Trump continued to insist that his handling of the crisis has been exemplary, refusing to acknowledge the two-month delay in action, the lack of evidence and the lack of basic medical equipment to deal with the 'tsunami' that threatens the health system, and ignoring criticism of the mishandling of the epidemic.
Today, there are more than 50,000 cases in the United States, including the first immigrant, a 31-year-old Mexican, infected inside a detention center. In eight days he could be at 1.2 million if the rate of progression is met.
Almost 600 deaths have also been recorded, including the death of a minor in California, the first in the United States. Just one month ago, Trump insisted that he had 'everything under control.'
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