1 Trump Task Force Gives Update On Coronavirus Fight
President Trump says the U.S. is doing all it can to stop the spread of coronavirus. He said social distancing, medical intervention and shutting down foreign travel is helping to stop the virus on several fronts – and added that Americans are doing their patriotic duty to stop the spread of the illness. As for “on the ground” assistance, the President noted over 17-thousand members have been activated across the country. He said his administration has told states to use guardsmen to help deliver medical supplies from warehouses to hospitals. The service members are also being used to get food to hard-hit communities and increase medical bed capacity. Speaking of medical care, the question of devices – namely ventilators – arose. Trump said there’s a stockpile of almost 10-thousand, but that the administration has been keeping close hold on them. “We have to hold them back because the surge is coming, and it’s coming pretty strong,” he explained. “And we want to be able to immediately move it into place without going and taking it (from somewhere else).”
2 China Has Concealed The Numbers Of Their Sick & Dead
According to some calculations, there are now more deaths in the U.S. because of the COVID-19 coronavirus than there are in China. “Officially,” the U.S. has moved past the country where the virus started as our death toll has increased to more than 51-hundred. The official tally for China stands at just over 33-hundred. Thing is? American intelligence experts say that China’s public reporting is “intentionally incomplete.” President Trump acknowledged that report during his daily Coronavirus Task Force Briefing yesterday. “Their numbers seem to be a little bit on the light side,” he noted. “And I’m being nice when I say that.” State Department immunologist Deborah Birx agrees – and says that even if you don’t believe intel reports, the vastly different tallies elsewhere. “I think probably we were missing a significant amount of the data,” she offered. “Now that what we see happened to Italy and see what happened to Spain.”
3 SA Mayor Calls For Moment Of Silence
San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg has asked for the city to join in on a moment of silence at 9:20 a.m. Thursday to remember those who have died from coronavirus. Mayor Nirenberg says the moment of silence will be held while San Fernando Cathedral rings its bells. The mayor said, "I invite this entire community to have a moment of silence for our neighbors who have been taken by this disease, also recognizing all the front line health workers, medical professionals and first responders who are working every day to keep us safe."