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Washington, Mar 29 (Canadian-Media): As the ending of White House campaign of "15 days to stop the spread" is nearing and with U.S. having topped 120,000 coronavirus cases, the most in the world and by late Monday, United States (U.S.) President Donald Trump is perplexed with a critical decision to extend, tighten or loosen the mitigation measures, media reports said.
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Trump's pondering over the idea of allowing more freedoms, hoping for an economic resurrection and not heeding to the strategy of dividing America into low, medium and high-risk areas for quarantine purposes he asked CDC to urge a strong travel advisory to hard-hit areas, and that a quarantine will not be necessary.
Focusing on the economic casualties, including 3.2 million unemployed, Trump's statement that he wants to open up the country, but in a responsible way alarmed the Infectious disease experts who want more time to measure if the mitigation efforts across the country are working and strongly urge strict adherence for a longer period.
Trump said the number of deaths does not justify shutting down the whole of the country for longer than a few weeks.
"In my opinion, the mortality rate, it's way, way down, and that takes a lot of fear out. You know, it's one thing to have it. It's another thing to die," he said.
"When I first got involved, I was being told numbers that were much, much higher than the number seems to be. That's one of the reasons I say, look, we're going to beat this and we're going to get back to work."