With much of America slowly reopening this week, state and local authorities are being forced to issue stern new warnings about the importance of social distancing – seeing as this is still our only true weapon in the war against COVID-19.
Our only hope right now is to starve the virus by keeping our distance and buying our medical professionals some time in their quest for a more effective tool.
During a Monday press conference, President Donald Trump dropped some major news about the future of that fight.
President Donald Trump on Monday voiced optimism about the testing results of the coronavirus vaccine from Moderna.
“It’s incredible what they can do, and I’ve seen results and the results are staggeringly good,” Trump said.
The stock market jumped 890 points after news of the Moderna vaccine was released on Monday morning. The company announced that its preliminary test of the vaccine was successful and would move into phase two of testing.
The president appeared delighted by the news, speaking to reporters after meeting with Sen. Tim Scott and other advisors about economic Opportunity Zones in urban communities.
“You’re seeing it maybe today for the first time where not only are the markets up tremendously, but we’ve had tremendous, tremendously good and positive information on therapeutics, on cures and on vaccines,” he said.
Then, Trump gave the nation another hit of optimism.
“I think you’re going to have the ‘v,’” Trump said, referring to a spike in economic activity after the coronavirus-fueled economic plunge. “I think it’s going to be terrific.”
We should only be so lucky.