Somebody FINALLY gets the guy to take things seriously….
I’m watching the CEO’s of large retail companies and medical companies say their few words on camera…
Trump makes sure that each one says nice things about the CDC and the FDA…
Trump being who he is….
Gets the guys to thank HIM for his action (IN-Action)…
This seems more about politics of patting him on the back then helping Americans’s out…
President Trump on Friday declared a national emergency over the coronavirus, freeing up additional resources and funding as federal, state and local governments attempt to combat the rapidly spreading disease.
The move allows the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to tap into billions of dollars and mobilize personnel more quickly to help state and local agencies and leaders respond.
“I am officially declaring a national emergency — two very big words,” Trump said in remarks in the Rose Garden, adding that the move would release up to $50 billion dollars in federal aid.
Trump also announced additional efforts to address the virus, including urging states to set up emergency operation centers and hospitals to active emergency preparedness plans, as well as a partnership with private companies to increase testing capabilities. He also said that the administration was working to set up drive-thru test sites.
The administration has faced intense criticism over the slow rollout and availability of tests.
“The goal is for individuals to be able to drive up and be swabbed without having to leave your car,” Trump said. The president met earlier in the day with lab and pharmacy executives to discuss the initiative.
He said he would give Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar “broad new authority” allowing him to waive various laws and regulations related to hospital operations.
Trump was flanked by Azar, Vice President Mike Pence, and Dr. Deborah Birx, the State Department health expert who is helping to coordinate the federal response.
“Our overriding goal is to stop the spread of the virus,” Trump said. “This will pass … and we’ll be even stronger for it.”
Trump has just said that he’s NOT happy with the Democrats on a virus bill….
Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Friday vowed to press ahead with an emergency package to address the coronavirus epidemic, with or without a formal agreement between Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and congressionalRepublicans.
The House is expected to vote within hours on a multi-billion dollar package drafted by Democrats, which would guarantee access to food, affordable testing and paid time off for people whose lives are disrupted by the virus. But it’s unclear how many Republicans, if any, will back the bill.
“Senate Democratic Leader Schumer and I, last weekend, called for further action to put families first. Today, we are passing a bill that does just that,” Pelosi said just at press conference on the “Speaker’s Balcony” outside her office. She made no mention of the conversations with Mnuchin, and ignored a question about whether she has reached a deal with the White House. Pelosi and Mnuchin have held at least nine phone calls on Friday as the strove to reach an agreement…..
The people on camera ARE Trump’s people….
Seven figure earners…
How canceled events and self-quarantines save lives…
Flattening the curve means that all the social distancing measures now being deployed in places like Italy and South Korea, and on a smaller scale in places like Seattle and Santa Clara County, California, aren’t so much about preventing illness but rather slowing down the rate at which people get sick….
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