Folks, we are in a standstill currently. Our nation needs to work in harmony to avoid spending too much time with each other in an effort to starve a voracious viral villain.
It’s called COVID-19, and it leaves a trail of dead in its wake. It’s possibly three times more contagious than the common flu, and the CDC is concerned that it may live on surfaces for up to seventeen days, based on evidence from a cruise ship that was once home to a hot spot.
Now, as Americans brace for impact of the worst that COVID-19 has to offer, the President has some seriously optimistic thoughts on how long our nation could be affected.
President Donald Trump said during a Fox News town hall on Tuesday that he wanted to get the economy reopened by Easter.
“I’d love to have it open by Easter,” Trump said, setting a date for reopening the country for the first time.
Easter is on April 12.
“I would love to have the country opened up and rearing to go by Easter,” he repeated.
“That would be a great American resurrection,” Fox News moderator Bill Hemer replied.
The president has promised to listen to his doctors and advisers on loosening restrictions set by the government to fight the coronavirus pandemic, but has said would ultimately make the final decision.
This would be an incredibly ambitious turnaround time, especially knowing that the worst is yet to come here in the United States as it pertains to the virus.
You can’t fault the man for such wishful thinking, but the answer of whether or not we’ll meet the Easter deadline will ultimately depend on what actions we took last week.