March 31, 2020
US COVID-19 cases reach almost 164,253 , rises a record 18,000 overnight, as known death toll reach 3,000
The continuing increase of COVID-19 positive cases and death tolls in the United States made US President Donald Trump accept the certainty that the country needs to face.
Currently, the world is experiencing a shaking economy and situation not because of failing businesses or stock markets. The main issue now is about the pandemic virus known as the Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19).
Like in the United States alone, it has over 164,000 reported cases and the death tolls reached over 3000 already, according to the CBS News report online.
The most affected state is New York and the city is struggling seriously.
Both Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Trump already made phone talks about cooperating closer to fight the virus. Both world leaders also discuss matters about the oil price drops on Monday, according to Kremlin as published by the AFP.
In an effort for the United States to battle the impact of this pandemic virus worldwide, he made a decision to allow the Americans to undergo a strict implementation of social distancing. The American leader already extended social distancing until the end of April (2020) and imposed certain guidelines, which the people of America needs to follow.
Few weeks ago, Trump is not feeling any pressure about COVID-19. Unfortunately, the continuing spread of the virus across the globe and in America made him think that it can even kill millions of his people.
He likewise believed that it might not be possible for the US economy to restart soon because the battle against such deadly virus is serious.
The US leader said last Sunday that, “Nothing would be worse than declaring victory before the victory is won,” as published online through CNN.
Trump met the media last Sunday during a news briefing and he gave his explanation about various statements, which he believes are false. Furthermore, he called the attention of corporate executives to commend his leadership as well as attacking the media personally for asking difficult questions, as detailed on the CNN news.
According to the news information shared online, the US President is eager to begin the reopening of the economy in the coming days. Yet because of the continuing numbers of COVID-19 cases hitting America, he canceled his plans and many believed that he had listened to what the public health officials explained to him.
These health officials include Dr. Deborah Birx and Dr. Anthony Fauci.
“We showed him the data. He looked at the data and he got it right away,” said Dr. Fauci during an interview with John Berman of CNN. “It was a pretty clear picture. Dr. Debbie Birx and I went in together in the Oval Office and leaned over the desk and said, ‘Here are the data. Take a look.’ He looked at them, he understood them and he just shook his head and said, ‘I guess we got to to do it,'” he added.
As of March 30, 2020, the United States of America has a population of nearly 330,509,997 as detailed by the information shared by the United Nations (UN).
With the widespread of COVID-19, Americans need to be more aware of the situation.