“The hardship will end, it will end soon. Normal life will return,” Trump said Monday.
Bristling at the economic losses, Trump has started suggesting that Americans would be able to return to normal life soon. After “15 days” of the social distancing the administration began mid-month, Trump said, officials will decide how to reopen the country.
“It’s a much shorter period of time than I’ve been hearing the news report,” he added later.
But other authorities, including governors in the hardest-hit states and medical professionals, largely do not see a speedy return to normalcy. The nation’s top infectious diseases expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, said Friday that Americans will most likely have to continue staying at home and practicing social distancing for “at least several weeks.”
“I cannot see that all of a sudden, next week or two weeks from now, it’s going to be over. I don’t think there’s a chance of that,” Fauci said.
Surgeon General Jerome Adams warned Monday on “TODAY” that the coming week will show the crisis worsening.