President Encourages Mask Use in Coronavirus Briefing

He reiterated the well-known guidelines issued by the CDC and others.

“Be safe and be smart,” was President Trump’s message as he returned to providing coronavirus briefings. He sounded a rare warning, saying the pandemic is going to get worse before it gets better.

“Some areas of our country are doing very well,” he told reporters. “Others are doing less well. It will probably, unfortunately, get worse before it gets better—something I don’t like saying about things but that’s the way it is.

“My administration has been aggressively responding to case growth in the Sun Belt and we continue to do so, working very close with all governors but right now in particular those governors. We are coordinating closely with hospitals and governors in the last three weeks.”

The president added, “We’ve learned a lot about this disease. The doctors have learned a lot.” And he said the Administration has fixed many of the problems of empty shelves where there should have been supplies in reserve.

The revival of the press briefing – with just President Trump speaking and neither of the Task Force doctors present – comes as lawmakers and White House officials were opening negotiations on a trillion-dollar-or-more “phase four” rescue package.

“We are asking Americans to use masks, socially distance, and employ vigorous hygiene,” the president said Tuesday. “Wash your hands every chance you get while sheltering high-risk populations. We are imploring young Americans to avoid packed bars and other crowded indoor gatherings. Be safe and be smart.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For President Trump and members of the White House Coronavirus Task Force as they continue looking for ways to mitigate and quell the coronavirus.
  • For strength for front line workers helping those who are infected.
  • For healing for those who are sick and for families who have lost loved ones.

Sources: Newsmax, CBS News


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