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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2963

Trump warns of rough week ahead: 'There will be death'

Washington DC., 05 April, (Asiantribune.com):

"This will probably be the toughest week -- between this week and next week," Trump said Saturday at the beginning of his coronavirus task force briefing at the White House.

"There will be a lot of death, unfortunately. But a lot less death than if this wasn't done," Trump said of the nationwide precautions underway. "But there will be death."

The sober briefing comes as the virus is spreading rapidly and more testing is revealing a steep uphill rate of infection.

On March 27, the United States hit the 100,000 case benchmark. On April 1, the number of Americans infected doubled to more than 200,000 cases. Just three days later, on Saturday, positive COVID-19 cases topped 300,000.

To respond, Trump said he's deploying 1,000 medical military personnel to New York, the epicenter of the United States outbreak. Reinforcing his hope for the use of the malaria drug, hydroxychloroquine, in treatment against COVID-19, Trump said the United States is stockpiling 29 million does of the drug.

"We will move heaven and earth to safeguard our great American citizens," Trump said. "We will continue to use every power, every authority, every single resource we've got to keep our people healthy, safe, secure and to get this thing over with.

"We want to finish this war. We have to get back to work."

Trump thanked Americans for making tremendous sacrifices by staying home to stop the spread, but he again rejected calls for a nationwide lockdown and declined to criticize several governors who have not issued stay-at-home orders yet.

Signaling that an end is near, Trump expressed optimism that the United States will be back open for business by the end of the summer and safe for thousands of people to gather to celebrate his re-election nomination.

The Republican National Convention scheduled for August 24-27 will go on, Trump said.

"We have no contingency plan," Trump said.

Courtesy:Foxnews. Com.

- Asian Tribune

Trump warns of rough week ahead: 'There will be death'
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