While Trump tried to bull shit about a vaccine being available in few months ….
The truth is within a year or more…
The number of cases in China have leveled…
The number of cases in America and around the world are increasing…
The media is looking at a Trump admin that is playing catch up with America in dealing with the virus that has been in this country for longer then the government or public knew….
Nationwide, the number of cases topped 100, and U.S. officials used increasingly dire language, even as they sought to push back against waves of panic and misinformation online.
“We know there will be more cases,” Vice President Pence said at a White House news conference. “Now we’re focused on mitigation of the spread as well as treatment of people that are affected.”
Trump administration officials stressed Monday that the risk posed to the public by the coronavirus remains low but cautioned the outbreak could change course as the disease spreads through person-to-person contact.
Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Texas, Utah, Wisconsin and Washington state either have cases confirmed by health officials or have been treating patients with coronavirus-like symptoms.
Late Monday, Georgia health officials said two people, a couple living in Atlanta, tested positive for coronavirus after one of them returned from a trip to Italy.
Meanwhile, U.S. lawmakers negotiated through the weekend on an emergency spending bill and were closing in Monday on a $7.5 billion coronavirus package, said two people familiar with the negotiations who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss the proceedings.
The figure being negotiated on Capitol Hill dwarfs the $1.25 billion request the White House sent Congress last week. The legislation is likely to be unveiled on Tuesday and pass the House later this week before moving on to the Senate.
At a meeting with leaders of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies, President Trump hinted he may enact new travel restrictions on unnamed nations with large outbreaks and touted his administration’s steps to fight the virus.
The president listened and occasionally interjected to press pharmaceutical executives on how quickly a vaccine and treatments could be developed. Therapeutic human trials could begin as early as April, but a vaccine would take roughly 12 to 18 months to develop, said Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases….