The situation of epidemic prevention and control in the United States is becoming more and more serious. According to statistics, novel coronavirus pneumonia confirmed 6331 cases in the United States at 7 pm Eastern time on March 17th, 105 cases died and 48 cases were cured.
Affected by this, the U.S. stock market is in a frenzied turmoil, triggering three circuit breakers in a week to create history, and the uneasiness has hit the U.S. economy.
On the morning of the 17th local time, according to CNN, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven mnuchin warned Republican senators that without government intervention, the spread of the new coronavirus could push the U.S. unemployment rate up to 20%. He was worried that the U.S. economy after the outbreak might be worse than that during the 2008 financial crisis.
At the same time, the U.S. government announced on the same day that it would launch an economic stimulus plan worth about $1 trillion, and expressed its intention to directly distribute $1000 subsidies to each American.
On the same day novel coronavirus pneumonia outbreak in the US, which was 100 pages, was reported by US media. It warned that epidemic and material shortages will last for 18 months.
The report further points out that some state and local governments and key infrastructure and communication channels in the United States will be under pressure and reliability may be reduced. And these pressures may increase the difficulty of obtaining information directly from these areas, and bring challenges to coordination.
In the critical moment, trump government moves frequently, but people are not satisfied with its performance. Recently, a petition website became popular again. According to the statistics of us netizens, about 10000 people signed a petition online on the 17th asking NASA to send trump into space and stay there. At present, the total number of petitions is 110000. It is reported that this petition was initiated when trump was elected president of the United States in 2016.
However, trump was quite positive about his performance compared with the dissatisfaction of the people. Trump said in an interview on the 17th that he scored 10 points for his performance in dealing with the pneumonia epidemic.