The Administration of US President Donald Trump does not plan to implement the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for the reopening of the North American country.
Specifically, the CDC’s 17-page guide provides more detailed suggestions for reviving the country in the context of the coronavirus pandemic than those offered by the Trump Administration last month, including specific sections for schools and churches.
However, as confirmed by a member of the CDC to CNN television, the US Executive will not use them. “We are used to dealing with a White House that asks for things and then chaos ensues,” said the CDC member in question.
“The 17-page report represents a request by the White House (coronavirus) task force to make these recommendations. That is our role. To develop this guide,” he added.
For its part, the White House working group believes that the guidelines presented by Trump in mid-April already clarify that each state “should be reopened in a safe and responsible manner based on data” and individually.
The US president presented a three-phase plan to reopen the United States that allowed governors to make individualized decisions, based solely on the situations and consequences derived from the Covid-19 pandemic of their states.
The plan includes when to reopen restaurants, bars, gyms, and public spaces and provides guidance to employers, as well as the gradual introduction of nonessential travel. In addition, it summons workers to practice physical distancing or control the temperature.
Trump has maintained since the beginning of the Covid-19 crisis his inclination not to stop the productive activity of the United States and, later, to reopen the country as soon as possible, in confrontation with what experts and governors have advocated.