President Donald Trump has called on Americans to “stop the war on the hearts” and “stop fighting the war of hearts” during a news conference on Friday, declaring the current battle against the coronavirus “a war against the American people.”
Trump was joined by his chief health and human services adviser Dr. Tom Price, who has taken a hard line on the epidemic.
Trump’s comments came amid increasing public concern over the disease, which has killed more than 8,000 people since it began circulating in March.
He also defended his handling of the coronivirus, which he said had been “overwhelmingly positive.”
Price also told the president the virus is no longer a “state of emergency.”
“There is no need to be worried about the pandemic,” Price said.
“I can tell you the coronovirus is a very, very, highly contagious, serious, deadly disease.
We’re not out of the woods yet.”
Trump also defended the decision to ban travelers from six Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States, saying it is the right thing to do and that the country should not be “at war with the people of this country.”
Trump has made the travel ban a centerpiece of his presidency, arguing that it would “protect our people from the threat of the world’s greatest threat.”
“We have a lot of people that have been trying to come into this country for years and years and are coming in.
It’s been a nightmare,” he said in February.
“We can’t continue to have people come into our country, we have to do something about it.”
Price said in the interview that Trump’s focus on health care was “misguided.”
“The focus of our government on health is very important.
But it’s not the focus of what we’re doing,” Price told The Hill.
Price added that the administration would also work to expand access to prescription drugs and vaccines to more people. “
That’s why we have so many, many policies, like we’re having now in this new president, to make sure that we have access to care, health care for all.”
Price added that the administration would also work to expand access to prescription drugs and vaccines to more people.
The president’s remarks came hours after Trump signed an executive order directing the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to develop a plan to improve health care delivery to all Americans, including the most vulnerable populations.
He cited a report from the Congressional Budget Office, which found the United Kingdom’s government-run health care system had spent $4 trillion since 2008 on health and social care.
The United States spends about $30 trillion on health, including on prescription drugs, vaccines and equipment for doctors.
The CBO report said the United Nations had estimated that the U and its allies spent $40 trillion on the pandemics.
“It’s clear that the American public needs better health care,” Price added.
They deserve better health and safety.”