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Trump Releases Guideline to Open America’s Economy

Trump Releases Guideline to Open America’s Economy

Trump told governors he wants to reopen the economy on May 1, but they can call their own shots.

President Donald Trump released the guidelines to gradually reopen the American economy.

Trump previously said that opening up American again rested on his shoulders. However, he conceded and told governors today that they’re “going to call your own shots,” but thee federal government will “standing right alongside of you and we’re going to get our country open.”

Trump wants states to reopen on May 1, but really only those who do not have many coronavirus cases but also how many people have symptoms and hospital availability:

The guidelines don’t suggest specific reopening dates. Instead, they encourage states to base their decisions on data. The White House’s plan says states should move to the first phase of reopening after exhibiting a downward trend of documented cases or positive tests over a two-week period. States could move onto the other stages after showing that cases aren’t surging.

Under the first phase, movie theaters, restaurants, sports venues, places of worship, gyms and other venues could open with strict social-distancing guidelines in place, though bars would stay closed. Schools and day-care centers that are closed would remain shuttered. The plan recommends that vulnerable individuals remain at home during the first phase, and prohibits visits to nursing homes and hospitals. Some people could return to work in phases, though telework is still encouraged under the plan.

In the second phase, nonessential travel could resume and bars could open with some restrictions. Schools and youth activities could reopen. Vulnerable individuals would still be told to stay home and visits to nursing homes and hospitals would still be barred. Telework would continue to be encouraged.

For phase three, there would be no restrictions on workplaces and vulnerable people could resume social interactions, but should seek to follow social distancing. Visits to hospitals and nursing homes could resume, and bars could increase their standing-room capacity.


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Gavin Useless will drag his feet because he can.

notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital | April 16, 2020 at 6:18 pm

This is great!

President Trump is making all those communist Direction taking Democratic governors and, communist Direction taking never trumper’s own their own crap they have pulled.

The left tried to give PDJT a ‘Heads we win, tails you lose’ proposition with covid19. But it’s like PDJT asked “What if I land the coin on it’s edge?” That’s what we’re seeing here, PDJT landing a coin on it’s edge, winning yet again.

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to CKYoung. | April 16, 2020 at 7:22 pm

    Yes! It’s sweet!

    txvet2 in reply to CKYoung. | April 16, 2020 at 8:50 pm

    Or, alternatively, it’s Trump realizing he had his head inserted deep in his rectal orifice and is now trying to manage a more or less graceful extraction.

    RNJD in reply to CKYoung. | April 16, 2020 at 9:23 pm

    Actually, it’s more like Bill Barr or another Justice Department lawyer explained the realities of the Constitution to him and he finally realized that it wasn’t his call to make.

      Mac45 in reply to RNJD. | April 17, 2020 at 1:30 am

      Actually, every single business in the country which uses any product from outside the state in which the business operates or which ships product or provides services outside a single state falls under interstate commerce. The federal government can regulate these businesses and state officials can not interfere with interstate commerce. So, theoretically, Trump could declare that state and local orders closing such businesses are null and void, as interference with interstate commerce. And, he could use federal law enforcement agents to keep local governments from enforcing their orders.

        Milhouse in reply to Mac45. | April 17, 2020 at 3:34 am

        Wrong. Not even under the broadest interpretation of Wickard v Filburn does a business come under exclusive federal control simply because it uses products from another state.

          Mac45 in reply to Milhouse. | April 17, 2020 at 12:00 pm

          This correct, only because you used the term “exclusive”.

          However, the Interstate Commerce clause has been successfully used to fold businesses which reside in a single state into interstate commerce based solely upon the fact that they have out-of-state-customers or suppliers. This was first done in the area of federal civil rights enforcement and was upheld by the courts. Therefor, the federal government can make a cogent argument that closing such a business, by a state or local government, without a clear danger to public health, safety or failure to pay reasonable taxes or licensing fees, is a restraint of interstate trade.

    RNJD in reply to CKYoung. | April 16, 2020 at 11:05 pm

    Trump on Monday: “For the purpose of creating conflict and confusion, some in the Fake News Media are saying that it is the Governors decision to open up states, not that of the President of the United States & the Federal Government…this is incorrect, it is the decision of the President.”

    Trump to the governors today: “you’re going to call your own shots”.

    Somebody explained it to him.

I am a 66 year old experienced 40 year paramedic. I want to be out there to help the kids learn how to do the job right. I can’t do that right now, but I think I can still be valuable to the next guys coming up. It isn’t very difficult to weigh the downside v the upside. My family is important and if I get it, I can pass it to them, or I can show the kids how to stay safe. open the economy, let us work. I know the risks, even if I am smart about them, the risk is there. I am old, but I can still make a difference if the government lets us decide.

I am a 66 year old experienced 40 year paramedic. I want to be out there to help the kids learn how to do the job right. I can’t do that right now, but I think I can still be valuable to the next guys coming up. It isn’t very difficult to weigh the downside v the upside. My family is important and if I get it, I can pass it to them, or I can show the kids how to stay safe. open the economy, let us work. I know the risks, even if I am smart about them, the risk is there. I am old, but I can still make a difference if the government lets us decide.

Trump and the Federal Government still controls who enters the United States. Per the State Department website, we are still in a Level 4 – do not travel status.

The quick tests should be required for all international travelers, Americans included. If you are positive at your departure location, then you stay there. Positive test when you arrive, you don’t leave the airport.

I’m for a health information page in your passport listing vaccines and specific disease status.

    TX-rifraph in reply to Liz. | April 16, 2020 at 7:57 pm

    Who sets the specifications and criteria for the tests? Who determines who enters? For some reason, trusting the deep state seems worse than taking a chance on a virus.

    Morning Sunshine in reply to Liz. | April 16, 2020 at 8:14 pm

    I recollect that was the system during the Ellis Island days. Ship captains were responsible for the cost of passage BACK to Europe if the immigrants failed the health tests, so they were diligent in making sure their passengers were healthy.

buckeyeminuteman | April 16, 2020 at 7:53 pm

Make America Great Again!

With almost 500,000 infections and 18,000 deaths that are attributed/assigned to Wuhan/Covid19/Li Wenliang flu* in the USA as of 4-10-2020, what are the demographics of the dead? Age, sex, pre-existing conditions, race, eye color, whatever granularity that the medical data can provide. This would be very good to know, and may have a bearing on how we handle the disease, Germany, South Korea, Japan, the UK, Spain, Sweden, Italy etc. must have much the same data to answer that question in their countries. If the 15-55 year old group is very unlikely to die, even tho they might get sick for a few days, then they can get back to work, and we focus and redouble our efforts to protect the at risk of dying groups. Time to learn from this pandemic and work the problem.

*We should honor Dr. Li Wenliang’s memory and courage for trying to warn the world about this new flu.

    tphillip in reply to TheChemist. | April 16, 2020 at 8:24 pm

    > what are the demographics of the dead?

    We know this. Do you not keep up? The best number say that over 90% of the dead are over 70, and/or have a serious preexisting illness (Heart disease, diabetes, etc).

    But thanks to the CDC and New York not only are the numbers skewed (Since 2020-03-24) but inflated. So if you’re going to look at the data you better be prepared to do some sleuthing to weed out those who died *with* the Wuhan Coronavirus as opposed to those who died *because* of the Wuhan Coronavirus.

    And thanks to New York, testing is optional before declaring cause of death.

      TheChemist in reply to tphillip. | April 16, 2020 at 8:58 pm

      Your comment about > age 70 and pre existing conditions folk having a bulls eye on their back wrt Wuhan is what we have heard from the start. If still true, (probably) then policy should change. Good data is important; A comparison of regions might indicate if some areas are cooking the books.

    WestRock in reply to TheChemist. | April 17, 2020 at 6:55 am

    That is establishing the answer and making the stats confirm it. What about IQ? What about poverty rate? What about race? What about employment data? Drug use? Criminal record? Home ownership? Urban vs suburban vs rural? Average per-capita income?

    The behavior of 60+ whites in homes they own is completely different than, say, urban 16-35 year olds (a random example) with high school education at best making minimum wage (if employed) from broken homes. This may be the key and possibly the unspoken truth that very few willl stick their necks out to verbalize.

    You can’t simply go with “Age, sex, pre-existing conditions, race, eye color…” There are a whole host of socioeconomic, behavioral (mental health), and cultural components to this.

This is complete crap. Trump is still letting the discredited doctors and their fraudulent computer models drive the train. Stuff and nonsense. How about use common sense, wash your hands often and go on about your business. If you start feeling sick, see a doctor and get tested.

I’ve had just about enough of being told what to do by people who don’t know jacksh*t.

    Andy in reply to Dave. | April 16, 2020 at 8:39 pm

    this puts the burden on the governors if they want to bankrupt their states or not.

    if the media wants to hype massive deaths in Wa or Ca… Newsome and Inslee have to own it.

      Barry Soetoro in reply to Andy. | April 17, 2020 at 3:47 am

      But, governors who err by reopening too quickly (creating a second wave of infections that could swamp hospital capacity) or too slowly (cratering the state’s economy) will demand to be backed up by the president with our tax dollars. The governors want authority without responsibility.

Good and block additional PPP. When state UI funds dry up, they’ll be motivated to knock this martial law shit off.

BierceAmbrose | April 17, 2020 at 1:05 am

Whoever helps people get back to their lives will be the political winners here.

People with lives know: all the shut down is to stay alive to have more later. People with no lives don’t get that there’s doing stuff to be had; that that’s the point.

BierceAmbrose | April 17, 2020 at 1:08 am

I have never understood small business statists. They aren’t big enough to get crony support: their few votes n small contributions aren’t worth the transaction cost. Some build businesses doing govt-mandated services, or feeding at the contract trough, but they’re opportunists, n expendable to their patrons. I know some who take govt contracts while voting against policies n politicians who make the programs they feed on.

BierceAmbrose | April 17, 2020 at 1:19 am

Meanshile, Proconsul Cuomo-the-Younger intends to continue the lockdown on rural, diffuse, not-a-hot-zone upstate, becuase NYC doesn’t have their problem under control yet.

Hey, killing businesses among those ingrates and driving more of the wrong kind of people out of state is just a bonus. If you can’t do it with tooled up army confiscating respirators, find another way. Never let a badly handled pathogen go to waste.

    Disco Stu_ in reply to BierceAmbrose. | April 17, 2020 at 8:07 am

    It’s no longer clear that The Guv is even aware that anyone in “his” state actually exist out here, more than 50 miles from Times Square (plus Albany, of course). Where there appear to be much safer places, virus-wise.

    Maybe one of those intrepid “news reporters” could ask him about that at his next TV appearance/presentation.

    I haven’t seen a whole lot of push-back from upstate politicians, either.


    I lived in downstate Illinois for 20+ years. Great place. Only problem was Chicago. Most of us wanted the state to split with everything north of I-80 and east of I-39 forming it’s own state and leaving the rest of us the heck alone. Same with NY. The northern part of that state is glorious with decent people living there.

      notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to RNJD. | April 17, 2020 at 3:03 pm

      There is nothing unconstitutional about breaking States up into smaller new States.

      Why haven’t citizens pushed the West Virginia example more?

      Lincoln allowed West Virginia to succeed from Virginia during the Civil War.

      We have many timely examples of why we should split up states such as California Oregon Washington Illinois New York Etc.