The President of the United States, Donald Trump, repeated this Thursday that ordering a halt to the economy and total population containment to counter the spread of the pandemic in the North American country would “no longer be the answer”.
The President believes the purpose of the closings and interventions is to smooth the curve and develop treatments and therapies to combat COVID-19. Therefore, it is certainly not a strategy to stop the economy to achieve a temporary reduction in the number of long-term viable cases for any country. “
“The scientific way forward is to protect the most vulnerable while allowing the less vulnerable to return carefully to work and school with appropriate precautions,” he added at a press conference on CNN television.
He therefore pointed out that it would be important in the future to protect older people and people with health complications. In this sense, the use of masks was even recommended when physical distance cannot be guaranteed, although they have not yet accepted this preventive measure for possible COVID-19 infections.