A clear majority of medical experts and Americans overall believe a resurgence of the coronavirus pandemic could be coming in the near future.
Though President Donald Trump recently acknowledged that “distinct possibility,” he quickly rejected any idea that the response to such a scenario would include widespread shutdowns.
“We’re not going to close the country,” he said. “We’re going to put out the fires.”
Moments later, he reiterated his proclamation.
“Whether it’s an ember or a flame, we’re going to put it out,” Trump claimed. “But we’re not closing our country.”