Donald Trump, the President of the United States, revealed a strategy to upsurge the assistance of federal government to states after facing the rising pressure to increase the national testing plan as key to restart the country’s economy. President confidently expresses that coronavirus testing is not going to any issue at all. The task force of the government announced the new guidelines for the pandemic, seven weeks after Trump said that coronavirus test could be feasible for everyone.
We are doing far more, and better, Testing than any other country in the world, and yet the media does nothing but complain. No matter how good a job is done, the same as with the Ventilators, they will never say we are doing a great job, they will only viciously gripe!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 28, 2020
The new testing plan of his administration comes in two documents, such as blueprint and overview. Now ahead, it is the responsibility of the states to develop their own strategies as well as quick-response programs, whereas the federal government will work as the supplier of the last option. Meanwhile, the legislators and governors emphasized the federal government for a stronger testing plan. They insisted that countrywide testing should done before the ending of stay-at-home orders that closed the maximum of the country.
On the other side, the labs are continuing to report difficulties with the present supply chain from the government. The new plan comes as the administration of Trump revises its communications strategy with – with the president expected to make shorter appearances at a press briefing of the task force as well as to focus on reviving the dying economy due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Trump remarks on small businesses support
Donald Trump touted the support of his administration to small businesses across the country through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), regardless of the program facing many technical issues and other problems Trump previously himself acknowledged. The president says today they are celebrating small businesses and U.S. workers. Together they can make it so, as his administration has plans to reopen the country.
The Paycheck Protection Program became a law one month ago, but it faced a lot of problems like big companies taking loans through a program intended for small businesses and its ending of funds within few days of launching. Instead of these types of issues, the president took the opportunity on Tuesday to enlighten the success of the program. Presidential adviser, Ivanka Trump, the president daughter, also joined him on stage during the briefings. Ivanka assisted Trump in calling up many employees and businesses who said they received a benefit from the program.
Steven Mnuchin, the United States Treasury Secretary express gratitude to Ivanka for putting this together also temporarily highlighted how the Treasury Department helped American households and small businesses amid COVID-19 – though several in both groups still waiting on their payments. Mnuchin adds, that is, more than $650 billion in the Paycheck Protection Program, $300 billion in disaster loans, and more than $20 million of donations.
The U.S. will shortly hit 5 million tests per day
Further, he announces that any loan more than $2 million will have a comprehensive review for forgiveness before they refunded. Questions from reporters shifted the talk from the efforts of Trump to help small businesses to the need of the country to implement virus testing amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The Harvard University study recommends that the United States will conduct at least five million tests per day by June.
On a question about to achieve five million tests per day milestone, the president says that they will hit the target soon. The figures indicate that the U.S. is getting close to the number. Trump denied any issues with the United States testing during the last seven weeks. He continued to boast on the testing capacity of the country in his comments. Trump deceptively claimed that they tested more than any other country; they tested above every country combined.
The main member of the coronavirus task force and the director of the National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Disease, Dr. Anthony Fauci, offered a more open look at the testing system of the country. Furthermore, he told CNN on Tuesday that according to their estimations, everybody who wants a test would able to get the test at the May end or June beginning.
According to Fauci, Adm. Brett Giroir, who is managing to test for the federal government, make a flow chart of all those different states of the country that still requires tests. He called himself the cynic and admitted imperfect testing capacity of the country but headed in the right direction.