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Trump: US-Wide Lockdown Would Ultimately Inflict More Harm Than It Would Prevent

President Donald Trump on Monday said he will not shut down the United States to curb the spread of the CCP virus, saying that doing so would cause more harm than good.

“Its important for all Americans to recognize that a permanent lockdown is not a viable path forward producing the result that you want or certainly not a viable path forward and would ultimately inflict more harm than it would prevent,” Trump said during a White House news briefing on the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus, a novel coronavirus that causes the COVID-19 disease.

Governors initially shut down states in an attempt to prevent COVID-19 patients from overwhelming hospitals and medical staff and also to allow scientists and doctors to ascertain the impact of the virus, including using treatments to fight it, the president said.

“Lockdowns do not prevent infection in the future. They just dont. It comes back many times, it comes back,” Trump said.

On Sunday, more than 47,000 new cases of the CCP virus was reported across the United States, according to researchers. The 47,511 new cases reported by The Wall Street Journal, which cited the universitys data, is the lowest number of cases since July 6, when about 44,900 were registered. A day before that, on Aug. 1, more than 58,000 cases of the virus were reported nationwide, and on July 31, about 67,000 cases were noted.

California reported about 9,032 new cases, and Florida reported 7,084 cases on Aug. 1, according to the researchers data.

Trump, meanwhile, called on Americans to remain “vigilant” against the virus, while noting that 18 states have reported lower cases. They include New Jersey, Connecticut, and New York, which were once considered the CCP virus hotspots earlier this year.

“We must focus on protecting those at highest risk while allowing younger and healthier Americans to resume work and school with careful precautions,” Trump said. “Ideally we want to open those schools. We want to open them.”

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