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2nd Covid Wave ‘A Very Distinct Possibility,’ But ‘We’re Not Going To Close The Country’

By  Tim Pearce

President Trump said the United States will not shut down again if a second wave of coronavirus cases hits the country.

Trump made the pledge while touring a Ford Motor Co. plant outside of Detroit on Thursday. The plant was converted from automobile manufacturing to ventilator production during the pandemic.

Trump spoke with reporters after touring the facility and fielded a question on what the strategy would be to combat a second wave of coronavirus infections in the fall or winter.

“People say it’s a very distinct possibility. It’s standard. And we’re going to put out the fires. We’re not going to close the country, we’re going to put out the fires,” Trump said, as reported by CNBC. “Whether it is an ember or a flame, we are going to put it out, but we’re not closing our country.”

Throughout the pandemic, the president has left the decision to shut down or not up to the governors of each state. Although he weighed in on some states’ policies, the administration refrained from giving any direct orders and instead chose to offer assistance as requested.

Now, as Trump urges states to reopen, the Department of Justice has begun to push states to adopt more aggressive reopening plans by threatening lawsuits for violating Americans’ civil liberties. The DOJ sent a letter to California Gov. Gavin Newsom earlier this week saying that the state’s shutdown and reopening plans unfairly targeted houses of worship.


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