Herman Cain, a 2012 Republican presidential candidate, hospitalised with coronavirus

Clay Curtis
July 3, 2020

He also said yesterday that he would wear a mask under certain conditions.

On the latest spike in figures, leading United States infectious disease expert Dr Anthony Fauci warned that country risks a greater outbreak of coronavirus after it failed to lockdown as effectively as countries like the UK.

The president did not wear a mask when he visited a medical swab manufacturing plant in ME on June 5 to tout increased production of testing supplies. CDC changes guidelines; Trump remains defiantHowever, as the number of cases continued to rise in the country and across the globe, and evidence emerged that many patients are asymptomatic, the CDC changed its guidelines at the beginning of April. "And we are staring down the barrel of what Texas, Arizona and many other hard-hit states are grappling with". Meanwhile, 65 percent of Americans believe the pandemic is getting worse, not better, according to a Gallup poll.

Trump's resistance against mask-wearing has been well-documented.

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"He has not done the hard work to put in place the protections to ensure that our economy can reopen strongly, and that's part of what we're starting to see and that's why we're seeing people feeling a tremendous amount of fear". "If people feel good about it they should do it", he said. Yes, sure, at some point.

Coronavirus: Trump says he thinks COVID-19 will "sort of just disappear. I mean, people have seen me wearing one", he said Wednesday when asked if he'd wear a mask. And I think we're going to be very good with the coronavirus.

In recent days, many Republicans and members of the White House coronavirus task force have been more outspoken in advocating for Americans to wear face masks in public settings as infections have surged in huge swaths of the South and West.

Responding to the jobs figures on Thursday, the Senate minority leader, Chuck Schumer, a Democrat, said: "Today's jobs report may just be a slight peak in a much larger valley, and unless President Trump demonstrates real leadership in fighting the health crisis ... the pain America is experiencing will only worsen".

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