By Amechi Idumuebor (AGENDAWATCHDOG) – US President Donald Trump yesterday flatly ruled out another lockdown if America gets hit by a second wave of coronavirus infections in the winter.
Answering press questions during a tour of the Ford factory in Michigan, Trump said ‘we are not closing our country’ when asked whether another peak of the virus at the end of the year could force the US in to a second lockdown.
‘People say that’s [a second wave] a very distinct possibility, it’s standard,’ Trump said.
‘We are going to put out the fires. We’re not going to close the country.’
‘We can put out the fires. Whether it is an ember or a flame, we are going to put it out. But we are not closing our country,’ he added.
Trump’s comments came during a tour of the Ford factory in Ypsilanti, which is producing ventilator parts. He didn’t wear a face mask despite it being a state requirement.
The nature of the second wave likely to hit the US has been disputed by leading experts, with some predicting another peak in fall and winter – flu season – while others predict a series of acute eruptions of the virus in communities throughout the country which will be impossible to predict.