"We're asking everybody that when you are not able to socially distance, wear a mask, get a mask".
According to a study by Johns Hopkins University, the US mortality rate is one of the highest in the world, especially when adjusted per 100,000 people.
With a re-election race underway and the country hit hard by the coronavirus, the White House is reportedly considering an executive order that could lower drug prices by linking them to the prices paid by consumers outside the United States. Whether you like the mask or not, they have an impact.
"It will have teeth and I think it will be accompanied by a major healthcare speech by the president", said Conway. "They will have an effect and we need everything we can get", Trump said.
The campaign said Trump talked remotely with a teacher from Frisco, Texas.
Trump and virus politics.
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Mr Trump announced on Monday that he would be restarting the coronavirus briefings which early in the outbreak were being held daily, sometimes lasting up to two hours.
The strategy shifts come amid tension within his senior staff about the best way to discuss the virus with the American public and frustration among doctors on the task force that their advice is not being heeded.
He also said health experts "know who the vulnerable are", adding the median age of those who succumb to the respiratory illness is 78 with roughly half of all deaths from COVID-19 being individuals in long-term care homes.
Trump, who had resisted wearing face coverings in public, also encouraged Americans to wear masks to help stop the spread of the virus.
"We are imploring young Americans to avoid packed bars and other crowded indoor gatherings", he stated. "Be safe, and be smart", Trump said. "I'm not going to read out exactly how many times he's tested a day, but sometimes it is more than one time a day".