(ReliableNews.org) – On May 3, President Donald Trump sat down with Fox News for a virtual town hall at the Lincoln Memorial. The event came on the heels of the single deadliest day for the coronavirus in the US. During the discussion, the commander-in-chief made several predictions about the COVID-19 pandemic.
President Trump told moderators Martha MacCallum and Bret Baier he believes the US will have a coronavirus vaccine by the end of the year. Unfortunately, he also believes we will lose up to 90,000 Americans from the “horrible” situation.
#NEW: President Trump now says up to 90,000 Americans will likely die from the #Coronavirus.
That's a 25% increase from last month's 60,000 death estimate.
A White House Task Force top doctor also says the US could have a vaccine developed for #Covid_19 by January pic.twitter.com/mGwNwmN8YJ
— Jeannie McBride (@jeanniemcbride_) May 4, 2020
Although the number of predicted deaths is high, it could have been a lot worse. Had the Trump Administration not encouraged people to stay home, who knows how many people would have died. Even now, as states open their economies again, the president is urging governors to get back to business only if they meet the goals for his phase-one reopening plan.
If Americans continue to follow President Trump’s advice we’ll get through the pandemic. During the town hall, he made it a point to say the virus “is going to pass.” Hopefully, that day comes sooner, rather than later.
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