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Our Thoughts on How President Trump Handled the COVID-19 Pandemic

There are a number of economists that are of the opinion that the coming election may not be favorable to President Donald Trump based on how he handled the COVID-19 pandemic. Here’s why.

Unemployment is High

Currently, over 33 million Americans have filed for unemployment and this seems to be affecting how the country is functioning. Everyone seems to be running to be hills while they try to stop the spread of COVID-19.

It is expected that a global recession will follow.

If we said that Donald Trump handled this COVID-19 well, we would be lying. He started by believing that this was a hoax, and it won’t affect Americans.

In the end, Americans are now ranked as the highest infected humans in the world, beating Chinese, and Italians. It is a shame because when it started out, no measures were placed to curb the spread.

Recently, the rate at which this virus had wrecked the economy could easily be seen in the country, as more than 33 million Americans filed for unemployment insurance since COVID-19 hit. This is something that is unprecedented. It is more than five times the amount that was filed in 1982, and it is scary.

It is expected that this number will grow before the issue blows over.

The Political Climate

Now, the political landscape has been altered, as the elections are coming. This may affect how the upcoming 2020 presidential elections turn out. A lot of politicians may have to lose their seats as a result of how the economy is changing.

As we are facing an impending recession in America and the world in general, it is believed that some questions may come up. At the end of the day, are we going to blame Trump for the impending recession? Will he be blamed for a lot of Americans losing their jobs?

Will voters believe that he is truly a wartime president that can rule them properly during this time or not? Will Joe Biden be able to work on those uncertainties and weaknesses? Will he be able to sway the thoughts of the voters to him instead of the current president?

A lot of people have different thoughts concerning this, and it seems that these thoughts may not be favoring Trump. This is not far from the fact that people feel that it was the fault of Trump. He was not proactive in making measures initially, but this seems to be changing.

He is interested in signing a Congress’s $2.2 trillion aid package to ensure that the economy doesn’t collapse. This was created by Steven Mnuchin, his treasury secretary, but Trump takes the glory. So what do you think will happen when Election Day rolls around?

Why Donald Trump Don’t Trust China and Why He Should Reconsider His Stance

During the week, the president made statements which showed reasons why Donald Trump don’t trust China. These reasons include the fact that Coronavirus started affecting victims from China, and Donald Trump does not want the virus to attack the citizens of the U.S., even though the Coronavirus has now been reported in Seattle.

But What is Coronavirus?

Coronavirus can be transmitted from animals to human victims, thus making it a zoonotic illness. After investigations were made, it was found out that Coronavirus the type known as SARS-CoV was transmitted from cats, while the MERS-CoV got transmitted to humans from camels. 

There are other various types of Coronavirus, which are transmitted from animal to animal that have not yet infected humans. But this at the moment, it mostly occurs in China. That’s why Donald Trump don’t trust China.

More Reasons for His Fears

Which president would like to have the citizens of his nation suffering from respiratory symptoms, having fever, coughing, and problems breathing? Those are common signs of someone being infected with the illness.

In cases that are severe, those with Coronavirus could have their kidney failing, pneumonia, and even die in harsh cases.

Also, as a result of how Donald Trump don’t trust China, all passengers traveling to the U.S. from China have to be screened.

More restrictions have been placed, making about 16 cities isolated to contain the Coronavirus. With this isolation, more than 57 million people are affected. And because of how fast the virus spreads, that is why they are isolated until proper medicine is available to treat and destroy the virus before it affects victims all over the world. 

People who went on tours or visits to China have been asked to watch their health for about two weeks before visiting the U.S. or going back to their home countries, as a result of the trust issues between Trump and China. Also, those who might think they have the illness should not go to any hospitals. Instead, they should try to cover their bodies and call health care professionals to help them with their situations at home. These are necessary measures to prevent the spread of the disease. 

How to Prevent the Coronavirus

To prevent the rate of infection of the Coronavirus between people and from animals to human victims, one should regularly wash their hands and cover their mouths when sneezing and coughing. When cooking meat, cook everything thoroughly. People around with respiratory symptoms should be avoided and isolated until treated.