IN USA: 50 Companies Join Trump’s War on Coronavirus

SUKUMAR Roy

Ebangla Bureau

WITH 50 corporate houses teaming up with the Trump administration to tackle COVID-19, White House coronavirus task force member Dr. Deborah Birx said the slow coronavirus response from global governments came because China’s public data on the virus was inaccurate. Dr. Birx said the medical community was led to believe that China’s outbreak was smaller. Meanwhile, “Some 50 major American firms have joined the national war on the coronavirus, many volunteering to shift their focus and even assembly lines to deliver needed supplies to doctors, hospitals, first responders and others on the front lines,” Paul Bedard reports for the Washington Examiner. At the president’s direction, HUD suspended foreclosures and evictions for all 8.5 million single-family homeowners with mortgages and reserve mortgages insured under the Federal Housing Administration for 60 days,” Housing and Urban Development Secretary Dr. Ben Carson writes in the New York Post.Anders Hagstrom writes in The Daily Caller. CNN pundits “bashed President Donald Trump for saying on March 4 that the death rate of the novel coronavirus is likely much lower than data indicates, but the network published a report on Monday evening that backs up the president’s previous statement,” Shelby Talcott reports for The Daily Caller. “Most said that they answered President Trump’s call for help,” Bedard writes. The companies that have enlisted include Facebook, Anheuser-Busch, Ford, Fiat Chrysler, and many others. “Other national and local groups have also brought in corporate partners to help find masks, gowns, and other personal protective equipment. Animal lovers are in the meantime saddened by a report published in The NEW YORK Times about a tiger at the Bronx Zoo in New York City testing positive for the respiratory disease caused by the novel coronavirus. It is stated to be the first known case of a human infecting an animal and making it sick in the USA, the zoo’s chief veterinarian said on Sunday. Says The New York Times Nadia, the 4-year-old Malayan tiger that tested positive, was screened for the COVID-19 disease after developing a dry cough along with three other tigers and three lions, the Wildlife Conservation Society, which manages the zoo, said in a statement. All of the cats are expected to recover. In a statement USDA says COVID-19 is believed to have spread from animals to humans. A handful of animals have tested positive in Hongkong USDA said. (for picture courtesy to whitehouse.gov)


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