Trump, asked about coronavirus response, gives himself a 10 out of 10

Andrew Cummings
March 17, 2020

When asked by reporters when Americans can expect life to return to normal, Trump noted that "some say July or August", also saying that "we're going to have a big celebration together" when the crisis is over.

Even if you are young or otherwise healthy, it is critical that you work from home; avoid social gatherings of more than 10 people; avoid eating or drinking in public eateries and use drive-thru or delivery options instead; avoid discretionary travel, shopping trips and social visits; do not visit nursing homes or long-term care facilities unless to provide critical assistance; practice good hygiene by washing hands and avoid touching your face. Italy is seeing more cases than any other country outside of mainland China.

Globally, there have been more than 180,000 confirmed cases and over 7,100 deaths, according to a tally from Johns Hopkins University.

· Stay home if you are sick and advise others to do the same.

As part of the new guidelines - which the government is asking Americans abide by for the next 15 days - the Trump administration is asking people not to gather in groups larger than 10 people.

"When you're dealing with an emerging infectious disease's outbreak, you are already behind where you think you are", Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), said at the presser.

Meanwhile, Trump said the USA "may be" heading for a recession. These included lying about the seriousness of the outbreak, claiming that warm weather would kill the virus, insisting that anyone who wants a coronavirus test can get one and blaming former President Barack Obama's administration for his own faulty response.

"I'd rate it a '10.' I think we've done a great job".

"At this point not nationwide", Trump said in response to a question about whether or not the United States would institute a nationwide curfew.

He added, however: "We may look at certain areas, certain hot spots as they call them". "We'd much rather be ahead of the curve than behind it", Trump said.

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