Trump has said he would like people in parts of the country that have not experienced massive outbreaks to be able to go back to work, perhaps around April 12. According to some estimates, more than 130 million Americans across the country have been urged by governors and mayors to remain at home.
"Since the USA still doesn't have enough tests to meet demand, the most immediate action we can take right now is to prioritize who gets tested", a representative of the American Clinical Laboratory Association said about the situation in an email to NPR on Wednesday. The guidelines, issued by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), are voluntary, but many state and local leaders have issued mandatory restrictions in line with, or even tighter than, those issued by the CDC. "I think you'll see a very fast turnaround once we have a victory over the hidden enemy, as I say". Easter is just over two weeks away - April. 12.
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Scientists, including Dr Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious disease expert, have cautioned against artificial timetables. "But that's a major, primary goal that we have right now, is to get those data, because you have to make informed decisions, and your decisions are informed by the information you have".More news: BC announces $500-per-month rental supplement, temporary halt on evictions
The "malign misinformation" refers to recent allegations by Chinese diplomats that the Covid-19 virus did not originate in Wuhan, capital of Hubei province, but that it was brought to China by a team of United States athletes who had come to participate in the 2019 Military World Games that took place between 18 and 27 October in Wuhan.
The Chinese message also boasted about the success of Beijing's national response to the epidemic and its implications for the world: "China's endeavor in combating the epidemic has bought time for global preparedness", the Chinese foreign ministry suggested this week, while Chinese media have highlighted Beijing's efforts to assist dozens of countries by supplying medical equipment and personnel.
While the worst outbreaks are concentrated in certain parts of the country, most significantly in NY, experts warn that the highly infectious disease is certain to spread. The guidelines will aim "to help classify counties with respect to continued risks posed by the virus", the letter said.
Trump said the roll-out of additional testing will enable more nuanced recommendations that would allow some lesser-impacted parts of the country to regain a sense of normalcy sooner.More news: Coronavirus Fight Back: Dyson to Produce 15,000 Ventilators
Trump, appearing to allude to the forthcoming guidelines, promised that there would be new favourable "statistics" and "facts" coming from the federal government in the next two days.
"They made a statement that our soldiers brought it into China", Trump said.
Suderman reported from Richmond, Va.More news: Everybody Wanted to Dribble Like Curly Neal