(ThePatriotSource.com) – President Donald Trump’s administration continues tirelessly working to control the spread of the coronavirus in the United States and preparing the American people for the possibility of its uncontrollable spread. Despite a bad day on the stock markets, the president and his team of experts continue working to minimize the impact of the highly infectious coronavirus.
Dr. Anthony Fauci from the coronavirus task force said on Sunday that around four million virus test kits will be made available next week.
During a Meet the Press interview on NBC, Dr. Fauci described how the administration is learning as it goes and constantly improving.
“Early on, there were some missteps with regard to the test and some technical aspects to it,” he said. “But right now, I believe, 1.1 million tests have already been sent out. By Monday, there’ll be an additional 400,000. And by the end of next week, probably around 4 million.”
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Fauci, who is also the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases director, explained how officials were developing a “better sense” of the problem, but that no matter how prepared they are it might not be possible to stop the “community spread.”
Those within the most vulnerable populations, including elderly people or those with underlying conditions, were then advised to take extra caution. “You need to think twice about getting on a plane, on a long trip,” Fauci warned. “And not only think twice. Just don’t get on a cruise ship.”
There have been several instances of cruise ships spreading the disease very quickly, given they are completely contained.
Not only will the Trump administration be pushing for the quickest release possible of the coronavirus tests, he recently signed into law an $8.3 billion spending bill that offers a huge amount of resources to researchers and medical professionals trying to contain the virus.