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Trump Versus Coronavirus

The president’s plan to stop COVID-19.

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President Donald Trump addressed the nation Wednesday, March 11, to tell Americans what he is doing to stop the Coronavirus. First up on the agenda is stopping travel from Europe to the United States. Beginning Friday, March 13, transit from that continent will be banned for 30 days.
Trump said the “sweeping” travel limits placed on China at the start of the outbreak helped stop the virus spreading, and that now it is time to do the same for Europe.
The president also talked about government actions already taken to help Americans fight the disease, such as giving $8.3 billion to help fight against the virus and fund vaccine research. Currently, the White House is working on ways to make sure the American people do not lose money if they are impacted by COVID-19. President Trump said he will be working to give money to workers who are ill, quarantined, or caring for others who have the virus. For businesses, the president has asked the Small Business Administration to help those struggling because of sick employees, or if they have fewer customers than normal.
For “the mass majority of Americans, the risk is very, very low,” Trump announced. However, precautions should still be taken, and the president urged people to use common sense: “Smart action today will prevent the spread of the virus tomorrow.”
The Trump administration has already talked to leaders around the country to help them stop the spread of the virus. Governor Jay Inslee of Washington State has already banned all social gatherings of 250 or more people. Schools across the state are closed, while hospitals and nursing homes are not allowing visitors.
The president ended the speech by trying to cheer up Americans. He said the U.S. economy is still the strongest in the world and that the United States has the best doctors and technology.

Kelli Ballard

National Correspondent at and Kelli Ballard is an author, editor, and publisher. Her writing interests span many genres including a former crime/government reporter, fiction novelist, and playwright. Originally a Central California girl, Kelli now resides in the Seattle area.

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