U.S. President Donald Trump said Sunday he "firmly believes" there'll be a vaccine for COVID-19 by the end of 2020 and pushed for reopening of the country and economy as "people want to go back to work".
Scientists around the world are now racing to develop such a vaccine but most experts expect it will only be ready for mass distribution sometime in 2021. "That's a terrible thing", Trump said Sunday evening at a virtual town hall meeting on Fox News. "We have to get our schools back".
"I'll tell you one thing".
He said there are now more than 750 Us companies with investments in Ireland and over 500 Irish companies that employ 100,000 Americans. "We have to get it back open safely but as quickly as possible", he said. "I'll look at them, I'll say, 'What is your problem?'" Trump pointed out how the Leftmedia called him xenophobic when he restricted travel from China only to turn and admit it was the right move.
He said, "you're gonna have all those seats" at restaurants like before.
"It came from China, it should have been stopped", he said.
Even in warmer parts of the country like Miami and Texas, "we see evidence that the risk remains", Rubin said.
Coronavirus deaths in the USA passed 67,000 on Sunday night, more deaths than the Vietnam War, and more than Trump predicted.
She urged Trump to "let go of those behaviors that are turning people away from you".
DONALD TRUMP has claimed that a COVID-19 vaccine will be ready by the end of the year.
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Fox News contributor Guy Benson shares his thoughts on President Trump's town hall on Fox News.
Others - including two put together by Columbia University in NY - say the 100,000 mark will be long past by June 1. "I'll say what I think".
The town hall, which included an appearance by Vice-President Mike Pence, included a rare mea culpa: The vice-president said he should have worn a face mask during a visit last week to Minnesota's Mayo Clinic.
"If I was kind to them, I would be walked off the stage", he said, adding that "the media is - they might as well be in the Democrat party".
Elsewhere in Washington, the Senate planned to reopen Monday, despite the area's continued status as a virus hot spot and with the region still under stay-at-home orders.
The most hard element to factor in is how people will behave over the coming months.
Of nine models cited on May 1 by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, at least three of them predicted that 100,000 fatalities would be recorded in four weeks' time.
The president, though, said that it was necessarily to reopen the country, as the cratering economy has led to mass layoffs.
While about half of US states moved towards reopening, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Saturday pushed back against what he called "premature demands", saying he knew people were struggling without jobs but that more understanding of the new coronavirus was needed.