Trump’s “America First” Doctrine
The global death toll from the coronavirus surpassed 700,000, according to a Reuters tally. The United States, Brazil, India and Mexico lead the rise in fatalities. Almost 6,000 people are dying every 24 hours from COVID-19 on average. That equates to almost 250 people per hour. One person every 15 seconds.
However, Trump continues to claim that we are doing “very well” in its fight against the coronavirus. Evidence suggests otherwise. The United States is the epicenter in the ongoing global pandemic. The number of cases are over 5 million in the United States. The average daily deaths exceed 1,000. Trump’s “America First” Doctrine has us #1 in the world in how not to handle COVID-19.
Fourth of July gatherings, graduation parties, no-mask weddings, crowded bars — there are reasons the U.S. has racked up more than 160,000 coronavirus deaths, by far the most of any country, and is fast approaching an off-the-charts 5 million confirmed infections, easily the highest in the world.
Many Americans are too selfish and stubbornly refuse to wear masks or social distance. These “freedom fighters” call safety precautions an attack on their freedom and liberty. Public health experts say this problem has been compounded by confusing and inconsistent guidance from the Trump Administration.
Now, a majority of U.S. adults supports a mandatory two-week shelter-at-home order nationwide to slow the spread of coronavirus, a new poll finds. The NPR-Ipsos survey finds that 59 percent of respondents would back a national stay-at-home order, indicating that many Americans are willing to embrace drastic steps to help get the virus under control. Thirty-six percent would oppose such an order. This is the same number who support Trump in the polls.