Americans divided on coronavirus

The coronavirus outbreak seems to have become a partisan issue — here's how.

Coronavirus conflict in the United States

A partisan issue

Democrats are twice as likely as Republicans to see the virus as an imminent threat to the U.S., according to recent polling. Democrats are also more likely to take responsive steps, like limiting travel and washing their hands. Downplay could be due to the fact that major cities effected like New York City and Los Angeles are blue states in comparison to the rural areas that are less affected and governed by Republicans. President Trump has transitioned from downplaying the issue to now declaring travel bans pertaining to Europe. He even announced that he may impose domestic travel restrictions on states with high amounts of the virus.

“A lot of it is and what I say is use common sense. Like washing hands and, you know, certain things. Keep a little bit of distance away. That’s why the sporting events are a little bit tough. Because you have people sitting in small seats right next to each other, so it’s a little bit tough. What happened with the NBA is pretty incredible, but you look over in Europe and you see their big soccer matches were canceled. It’s pretty amazing when you think of what happened and how fast this spread to the world… this is a very fast spreader,” President Trump shared with the media on March 12, 2020.

How to avoid spreading Coronavirus

Since reports have determined that a coronavirus vaccine will not be perfected for another year or year and a half, it is best to start looking into at-home prevention methods. Health professionals are asking citizens to stop buying medical masks as they are often worn improperly, and tend to be more effective for those with the virus rather than those trying to avoid getting sick. Other known prevention methods include rigorously and frequently washing hands, using hand sanitizer if soap is unavailable, disinfecting any and all surfaces, and preparing medicine and food supplies in case of infection.


03/11/2020 6:02 PM


  • Gina N.
    04/11/2020 13:14

    He's such an idiot.

  • Judith A.
    04/08/2020 20:13

    I feel there is mor at stake here than the virus. We need to unite and become the country we once was

  • Vivien K.
    04/07/2020 08:27

    It is irrelevant whether Americans are divided or not. The virus is a fact, and unless your leaders get serious and start implementing proper measures many tens of thousands innocent people will die.

  • Judith A.
    03/30/2020 19:23

    I would like to see him visit the many sick and dying patients, maybe he would the realize just how real the is

  • Steve W.
    03/29/2020 02:42

    Deport all of them spies

  • Dee M.
    03/28/2020 04:12


  • Steve R.
    03/28/2020 01:38

    Total clown and typical NPD behaviour. He stated that by last week there would be zero cases in the USA and the virus would die out in April. Plus go to work 8f you hsve it. He sacked the team set up decades ago that planned for tis type of virus. Then trillons of dollars to protect his business interests, and the other very wealthy while doing nothing for the workers. With the lack of testing being done, is inevitable that the death rate will soar

  • Mary R.
    03/27/2020 12:50

    Liar corrupt embarrassment incompetent dementia impeach for ever ha ha ha ha ha ha ha vote blue 🔵🔵🔵🔵🔵🔵🔵🔵

  • Ida M.
    03/26/2020 00:11

    Republicans will wake up when half of them starts dying 😉👍

  • George C.
    03/14/2020 11:23

    What a conceited self congratulating maniac. I hope he catches the virus and dies from it.

  • Ralph L.
    03/13/2020 01:48

    Keep America Great and wash your hands!

  • Vern R.
    03/12/2020 19:30


  • Corey T.
    03/12/2020 12:46

    You're a liar and liars can't help himself but to lie!!

  • Jean G.
    03/12/2020 11:47


  • Stephen D.
    03/12/2020 07:08


  • Robert G.
    03/12/2020 05:11

    KARMA is coming , MR "AGENT ORANGE "

  • Leonardo A.
    03/12/2020 03:32

    Typical trumpsters are dirty and nasty people don't wash your hands go to the Trump rally please

  • Irma K.
    03/12/2020 02:57

    This is a sick moron

  • Artemis B.
    03/12/2020 01:42

    The orange prick said this outbreak is a Democratic hoax. Well what happened stable genius ??? You change your tune according to your needs??? Show your taxes you lying prick and STFU.

  • Mark W.
    03/12/2020 01:27

    wash those tiny hands

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