Trump vs. the coronavirus taskforce

In contrast to President Trump’s assurances, public health experts have had some sobering words about how the U.S. will be affected by the coronavirus outbreak.

Trump contradicts Coronavirus Taskforce

What is the Coronavirus Taskforce?

The coronavirus taskforce was formed in January by President Donald Trump to advise the public and office on courses of action. These members include Vice President Mike Pence as the point person to the president, coronavirus response coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx, Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar II, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Dr. Robert Redfield, Head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, Immigration official Kenneth Cuccinelli II, Vice Admiral of the U.S. Public Health Service Dr. Jerome Adams, and Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Seema Verma.

“We have always said, from the first moment that we have spoken about this, that we would see more cases. We are seeing more cases. We will see more cases,” Alex Azar announced at a White House press conference, directly conflicting with President Trump’s assertion that the warmer spring weather will cause the disease to “die out.” As of March 4, there have been 160 cases in the United States in 17 states with 11 deaths.

How to prevent the virus

Since the coronavirus taskforce predicts 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. Also, the mass stockpiling of these devices are preventing medical workers from having the proper supplies. 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.


03/05/2020 1:02 PM


  • Gerri S.
    03/21/2020 04:25

    A common flu? Are you really that stupid. ? Read the news and stop listening to comrade trump!

  • Michael D.
    03/11/2020 15:42

    Experts at fear mongering.

  • Maddalena V.
    03/11/2020 02:00

    This is a common flu (not cold) for most people, yes. But most of us have elders that we have to care for and kids. So if we have the Corona virus and we took care of our elderly, kids they are exposed....? Don't tell me this is nothing! It's a danger to my mother and my grandson (with underlined conditions (asthma). I want to know where it's at!!!

  • Karen O.
    03/10/2020 15:32

    You people need to stop lying to everyone about the dangers of this virus it is no more dangerous than the flu with you people trying to make more out of this than it is you are causing panic among the people you people are causing more damage to our country than the virus is and you people should be held accountable for causing massive panic in our country

  • Jimmie B.
    03/08/2020 18:21

    Trump should be the FIRST ONE TO HAVE THE NEW CORONAVIRUS SHOT? Might take 2?

  • Allen N.
    03/08/2020 06:11

    What kinda drug trump taking. Must be early signs of Alzheimer’s.

  • Jose S.
    03/06/2020 16:11

    Dr Moronavirus has spoken he now's more than anybody about viruses

  • Elmer C.
    03/05/2020 23:58

    It's just a point of view. But it's normal for a president to give positivity and hope for his country men, hope and avoid panicking, and regarding the other side against the claim of trump. Did it help their country men?

  • Barb C.
    03/05/2020 13:59

    Ignore the idiot in the White House! He knows nothing and will endanger your health with misinformation. Listen to the experts and follow their advice.

  • Keith B.
    03/05/2020 13:55

    When will they figure out trump is a liar and no good for any country

  • Louise L.
    03/05/2020 13:49


  • Karen E.
    03/05/2020 13:39

    Which end was he talking out of!!

  • Jeremy M.
    03/05/2020 13:14

    LMAO ! Fake news just like CNN AND OTHERS .!

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