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Trump: "This will be very painful two weeks."

Trump: "This will be very painful two weeks."

"I want all Americans to be prepared for the difficult days ahead," Donald Trump said at his press conference Tuesday afternoon.

"This will be very painful for two weeks."

How Painful When the President asked how many Americans are expected to die from the virus due to current mitigation efforts, he said it would be better if his medical experts responded.

The number of deaths, according to current projections, ranges from 100,000 to 200,000. On April 15, for example, 2,221 Americans are expected to die.

"No one denies that we are going through a very difficult time," said Dr. Anthony Fossey, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. "This is what it is".

The president tried to frame this news as best he could, noting that the expectations of American losses if the government did nothing for millions.

He said, "Many people used to say that she considered the flu, but it is not the flu." "She is evil."

Of course, just a week ago, the President himself was making exactly such comparisons, stating that the number of premature deaths was far less than those caused by the flu or even car accidents.

"We lose thousands of people every year due to the flu," he said at the time. "We never close the country."

Now, however, the gravity of the situation hit home.

He talked about visiting a friend who was hospitalized with the virus - "a little bigger, he's heavy, but he's a tough guy" - to find out that he's now in a coma.

"I have spoken to some of my friends and they cannot believe what they see," he said.

Trump's shift in position has also extended to some of his recent political conflicts.

A few days after Michigan Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitman, who mocked her name and described her as incompetent on Twitter, attacked the president, he said he had a "wonderful conversation" with her, detailing the federal government's support for your state.

Last Friday, he had suggested that if state leaders did not "appreciate" him, he would not speak to them.

On Tuesday, he narrated conversations with the Democratic governors of California and Louisiana.

However, there was a veiled shot in New York and its Democratic Governor Andrew Como, however, as the President suggested that both his state and New Jersey, the two most affected in the United States, "left too late" with their epidemic. in response.

Trump also dismissed Cuomo's complaint the previous Tuesday that states were forced to bid among themselves and with the federal government on the ventilation market.

"They shouldn't do that," said the president. "If that happens, they should contact us. If they need it more, we know it."

"Some people frankly believe they need them, but they don't need them," he added.

The White House's new call was to continue current mitigation efforts for an additional 30 days; that even if things went from bad to worse in the coming weeks, the efforts would pay off.

However, the grinding process will be long and slow.

"There is no magic bullet," said Dr. Deborah Perks, an expert on the American team.

"There is no vaccine or magic treatment. Just a behavior," she said.

Source /bbc