The option to safely reopen while following prevention guidelines is “why is it so impossible for us to see the experts who testified today say all the right things, and then have the President weaken them daily,” the Democrat said from Connecticut to CNN’s Anderson Cooper. .
“It is almost as if we have two different federal governments, two parallel governments today,” added Murphy.
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, The National Institutes of Health and its parent agency, the Department of Health and Human Services, “say keep your distance, keep things closed until it’s safe to reopen , wear masks, “continued the senator. . “And then you have the President undermining daily.”
Dr. Anthony Fauci, a member of the coronavirus task force who is the country’s leading infectious disease expert, told lawmakers on Capitol Hill earlier that day that he would not be surprised if the United States sees new cases of coronavirus increase to 100,000 per day.
He and CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield stressed the importance of wearing masks. Fauci said “we recommend masks for everyone” and “masks are extremely important” and Redfield singled out younger Americans in particular to convey a message that they are not exempt from the need to wear a mask.
Murphy said Tuesday that Trump’s actions are “so unforgivable because we have a way for states to reopen, we have a game plan that we have shown that people in the Northeast can be effective here.”
“Ultimately, it will be the president’s political downfall, because Americans will not be distracted from the problems that dominate their lives as long as the infection rate is so high,” added Murphy.
There are more than 2.6 million reported cases of coronavirus across the country, according to Johns Hopkins University, and new cases in at least 36 states are trending up compared to the previous week.