President Donald Trump who was never really in support of closing the economy and so prematurely ended state lockdown, has said he will not lockdown the country if there is a second wave of the coronavirus.
“We are going to put out the fires. We’re not going to close the country.
“There may be ’embers’ of the pandemic that persist in the US past the summer, but they will be stamped out,” Trump has reportedly said.
The US’ Centre for Disease Control (CDC) has warned recently, of the possibility of a second wave of the coronavirus.
Earlier this week, on the heels of the CDC announcement, Chief Medical Officer of Jamaica, Dr Jacquiline Bisasor-McKenzie echoed the concern to Jamaicans.
China is said to be experiencing a second wave of the coronavirus, which its own scientists in Wuhan had warned, after the virus was found in at least 10% of patients who had recovered.
The US President is believed to have paid a heavy price in his own heartland, from Iowa to Texas, after his premature end to state closure caused a surge in COVID-19 cases there.
And a just-released survey in the US has shown that if social distancing was implemented just two weeks earlier, 84% of deaths and 82% of cases could have been avoided.