President Trump Declared the federal government will be extending its social-distancing guidelines through April 30.
Written by Peter Boykin on March 29, 2020
President Trump Declared that
“the peak in death rate”
in the coronavirus pandemic
“is likely to hit in two weeks,”
and said the federal government will be extending its social-distancing guidelines through April 30.
“The modeling estimates that the peak in death rate is likely to hit in two weeks. I will say it again. The peak, the highest point of death rates, remember this, is likely to hit in two weeks… Therefore, we will be extending our guidelines to April 30, to slow the spread,”
the president said in the White House Rose Garden.
Saying his earlier hope that the country could reopen by Easter was
“just an aspiration,”
“We can expect that by June 1, we will be well on our way to recovery” “a lot of great things will be happening.”
When asked about worst-case scenarios, the president responded,
“You’re gonna have large numbers of suicides — tremendous suicides… drug addiction… you’re gonna see drugs being used like no one’s ever used them before.”
He also noted,
“Two of the country’s largest health insurers — Humana and Signa — have announced that they will waive copays, coinsurance, and deductibles for coronavirus treatments.”