kingdragonfly: Note on average each of the 50 states in the US has 62 counties.
Trump continues to ignore advice, preferring to trust his gut.
On Thursday he teased a new plan to reopen swaths of the US by county-by-county as high risk, medium risk and low risk.
Sounds like some of the advice (and the massive increases in infection in NY, NJ and other states) is sinking in..
Live now (03/27- 4:30pm mountain)
After saying restrictive public health measures would finish in weeks, maybe by Easter, he's now saying they might stay in place longer.
He says he wants to "flatten the curve...I certainly want to get it (govt) open as soon as possible...but we also want it to open safe."
When questioned, he said he "hopes it won't be months" before health measures, like social distancing are reduced.
He seems to have given up the idea of opening up the country county by county, and said - for social distancing - there 'are ways' of stopping unnecessary travel between counties, and that the US will manufacture 100,000 ventilators in next month or so, and would share them with other 'friendly' countries.
All in all, a lot of backpedalling today. Good to see.