Well it’s about time!
from Just the News:
Trump releases plan to reopen economy after pandemic, ‘based on hard, verifiable data’
Trump said Thursday that some states will be eligible to start re-opening ‘literally tomorrow.’
President Trump on Thursday outlined what he called a “phased and deliberative approach” to reopening the economy after the coronavirus shutdown, giving wide leeway to governors to reopen on their own timelines.
Trump and health experts on his White House Coronavirus Task Force set forth a three-phase plan that integrates guidelines around coronavirus testing and tracing, hospital capacity, state preparedness, maintaining social distancing, encouraging teleworking when possible (especially when feeling sick) and protecting the vulnerable – including the elderly.
“Based on the latest data, our team of experts now agrees that we can begin the next front in our war, which we are calling ‘Opening Up America Again,” Trump said during a daily task force briefing. “We’re opening up our country, and we have to do that. America wants to be open and Americans want to be open. As I have said for some time now, a national shutdown is not a sustainable, long-term solution.”
Trump said some phase-one activities could begin as soon as Friday.
Policymakers put in place widespread “shelter-in-place” and “social distancing” orders in mid-March as the coronavirus ravaged the world. Now nearly 30% of U.S. counties report no new coronavirus cases in the past seven days, Trump said.
He also said no coronavirus patient who needed a ventilator was ever denied one, despite such dire predictions and reports. He said that the United States had a lower coronavirus mortality rate “than almost all other countries.”
“Now that we have passed the peak in new cases, we’re starting our life again,” Trump said. This strategy is based on hard, verifiable data.”