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May 01, 2020
at Stanford and Princeton and many other colleges in the university as well as large companies have returned funds to us and in some cases I stopped the funds that I looked at and we are happy to report that the funds have not gone or are around three hundred and fifty million dollars and they haven't fired or we've renegotiated it and they're not getting it so in a couple of cases they're giving it back and giving it right back so I think that was pretty cool. I want to thank those offered in particular, they acted very quickly and decisively and agreed when they heard the facts that they shouldn't get it so we appreciate it very much from Harvard, Princeton, Stanford and other institutions, the bill also includes 30 billion dollars to support the little ones. lenders serving struggling communities helping countless small African-American and Hispanic-American businesses as we continue our battle against the virus, data and facts on the ground suggest we are making great progress in 23 states New cases are down by peak week Forty percent of US counties have also seen a rapid decline in new cases 46 states reported a decline in patients showing

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-like symptoms which is a large number for America to continue to gain momentum than every citizen you need to maintain vigilance and we all understand that very well, we have been through this many, many times, this includes practicing good hygiene, maintaining social distance and voluntary use of face coverings. my safe and gradual reopening of our economy is very exciting, but it does not mean that we are letting our guard down in any way, to the contrary, continued diligence is an essential part of our strategy to get our country back to work to take back our country we are winning this and we're going to win and we're going to keep watching we're going to be watching the invisible enemy very closely with each passing day we are learning more and more about this enemy DHS scientists have released a report that offers a number of insights into how The virus reacts to different temperatures, climates and surfaces.
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The findings confirm that the virus survives better in cooler, drier environments and does worse in warmer, wetter environments. I must say very Excitingly we are going to have someone in charge the invoice will be available in no time that was a great report you gave and he will talk about how the virus reacts to sunlight you just hear the numbers you don't even you will believe them, the tests of the kovat 19 have been running and have been passed in the US, Germany, the UK and China, that's great news and we're running a lot of testing, we've got a lot of brilliant minds working on this from both the point of view in view of a vaccine and therapeutics we have to be careful in all conditions but we will we will we are very close to a vaccine unfortunately we are not very close to the trial because when the trial starts it takes a period of time , but we will and I want to thank the head of science and technology for DHS, Bill Bryant, for what he's going to do and what he's going to say and the report that he's about to give, I think it's going to be something that nobody you've heard it will be brand new information very important information my administration continues to take advantage of the defense manufacturing act to dramatically increase manufacturing delivery of critical medical supplies we finalized three against cough to produce 39 million more and 95 masks and 90 days and as you know we also use a sterilization process a great team that will sterilize masks up to 20 times per mask it's like ordering 20 times as many masks and it's working great we just want the hospitals and institutions where it should be used a lot of people don't use it they are so used to getting a new mask they don't want to wear it they want to go and immediately get a new one we are asking them to use the sterilization process is just as good up to 20 times.
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Think about that, in addition to increasing our domestic assembly lines, we also have nearly 750 million pieces of personal protective equipment airlifted to the United States through our project airlift, which has been an incredible thing to see is really a military operation. The vice president is now providing each governor with a comprehensive count by county of privately distributed personal protection and this is equipment and things that are amazing if it's personal protective equipment it's amazing and it's all brand name. new and at the highest level we are getting only the highest level and also looking for essential equipment within your states and it is being delivered to different states quickly and as we speak this way the governor needs to know exactly what is being delivered through a private sector supply chain within their states, as well as to the project airlift that we're trying to get Immediately from the plane to the state where we can't do that, we bring it to our facility and take it to the governor and we're getting it fast and we're notifying very

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fully so they know it's there that the governor can use. this information to quickly ensure they get materials where and when they are needed today.
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I also want to extend my special thanks to our nation's incredible County Emergency Management teams who have been working tirelessly for weeks around the clock to serve their communities help distribute critical supplies and save countless American lives we salute these heroics officials on the front lines as we continue to develop potential therapies the fda has recently begun a national effort to expand access to convalescent plasma donated from the blood of those who have recovered from the virus, the blood of these donors contains antibodies that can potentially reduce the severity of sickness and those who are sick and, frankly, those who are very sick. ick almost three thousand patients are now enrolled in the expanded access program receiving transfusions across the country and I want to thank all the people who have recovered for what they have done, like I said yesterday, they raised their hands when they can barely walk and' i'm saying i want to donate blood i want to donate whatever you want because we want to help people it's really amazing the convalescent plasma will also be used to make a concentrated antibody treatment that doesn't have to be matched to a particular blood type this antibody treatment concentrates could be used as a preventative measure to prevent healthcare workers and other high-risk populations from contracting the virus in the first place, very important clinical trials of these products are scheduled to begin in a few weeks and perhaps we can have a solution. pretty fast.
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I urge Americans to come in and keep doing what you're doing because again we want those people to get back on their feet or get well. om

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to contact your local blood and plasma donation center to find out how they can help and they've been very good and I appreciate that my administration is associated with majors as well and we've really been building some great partnerships with leading technology companies and scientific journals to create a database of 52,000 academic articles on the virus that can be analyzed by artificial intelligence. Leading AI experts are now using this vast amount of data to gain insight into potential therapies and we are collaborating with tech firms and universities on our national labs. to take advantage of American supercomputers in the search for treatments and vaccines that search is taking place and I think you will see it in the future you will see that it is very successful ultimately it will be a tremendous success great progress is being made at a rate fast a pace like no other we have every hope that with all the power and resources of American science and technology and with the courage of a and the devotion of the American people, which has been so incredible, we will end this plague and together we will achieve the full measure of American strength, power and prosperity, our country will do fantastically well.
Do you see what is happening? increase the demand in our country to get it back to where it was and maybe even better and that's what's going to happen so I'd like to ask Mike Pence to take over as vice president say a few words please Mike, thank you Mr. Chairman and good afternoon the White House coronavirus

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met today and while our hearts go out to the families of those who have lost their lives to the coronavirus and those battling a serious illness today , our team led by dr. deborah birx informs us that the data continues to show promising signs of progress in the new york metropolitan area New Jersey Connecticut Detroit and New Orleans appear to have passed their peak and we are seeing steady declines in hospitalizations and cases in regions across the country , our only conclusion is that we are getting there, America, because the American people have put the President's social distancing guidelines into practice because they have been listening to and adhering to the guidance of state and local officials. progress in a very real sense matching Americans to being exposed to the coronavirus and, not least, saving lives, our

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Chairman that if we continue these mitigation efforts in the days ahead As states implement their policies, including phased reopening that will preserve those gains, we believe that by early summer we could be in a much better place as a nation with much of this coronavirus epidemic behind us earlier today we also had a conference Led by Secretary Ben Carson and HUD leaders on the President's announcement yesterday that he is repurposing the White House and Revitalization Council opportunity to focus on the M of the coronavirus in minority communities Secretary Carson will convene the tomorrow and tomorrow afternoon we will report on its progress.
We want to thank more than 270 leaders of organizations dedicated to housing the homeless and improving the lives of people in our urban communities, not only for being with us today, but for the way they have partnered with our administration and partnered with state and local officials to put the health of all of their constituencies first, as the president mentioned, you'll be getting a report that our task force received formally this week from bill Bryant of the Department of Science and Technology Department of Homeland Security, he will describe, as the president said, encouraging news about the impact that heat and sunlight have on the coronavirus, which will increase the confidence we feel about next summer on the subject of testing at the moment We currently have reports of four point nine three million tests that have been performed across the United States and encouraging news as that states have been engaging commercial labs at a higher level across the country yesterday our commercial lab system did over a hundred thousand tests in a single day so we are starting to bring full capacity up and tomorrow under the direction from the president, our task force will convene a conference call with all the governors across the nation to discuss the progress they are making on testing and we are going to hear from the governor about the practices and methods they are employing to significantly increase testing Following our capacity and labs briefing last Monday, for example, Governor Mike DeWine just announced that Ohio testing has been greatly expanded after the FDA approved Fisher's new thermal extraction reagent system saying in his words that the action quote probably doubled or even tripled the tests in Oh io virtually overnight, Minnesota Governor Tim Waltz announced in conjunction with the state health system, the Mayo Clinic and the University of Minnesota what he described as a breakthrough for rapid dissemination was able to test more than 20,000 people using a molecular test per day.
Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds launched Iowa's testing initiative that will triple testing capacity by partnering with noemi health and Domo. She also worked with the University of Iowa hospitals to further leverage capacity. and Governor Eric Holcomb and Governor And and Beshear of Indiana and Kentucky, respectively, announced additional drive-thru testing locations, our priority has always been to focus first on those affected by the corona virus and then on those extraordinary healthcare workers who their needs are met every day and I know Mr. President, how proud you are that our men and women in uniform have come alongside our healthcare workers in the hardest hit communities and I know the American people are proud and, to the day today, FEMAReporting that 35,000 National Guardsmen have been deployed across the country to aid in our response to the coronavirus, Ohio Governor Kevin actually deployed the National Guard to hospitals across the state to test protective equipment and hospital capacity and report it to State Emergency Management and FEMA, and Texas Governor Greg Abbott mobilized more than 1,200 National Guardsmen and forty-five teams to provide increased access to testing in conjunction with the National Guard under the president's direction today more than 4,500 active duty military doctors, nurses and physician assistants deployed across the country yesterday 1,013 medical professionals in our military deployed to 19 hospitals in seven states to support these incredible healthcare workers and with 4.4 million more Americans filing for unemployment last week I joined the president and welcomed I am pleased that today's House approval of the paycheck protection program that will support working families will allow small businesses to keep people on the payroll for a period of two months, but also as requested by the president included seventy and five billion dollars to help hospitals across the country and in that spirit the president and I will continue to urge the entire country given the unique burden on hospitals we are now encouraging states to restart elective surgeries always Wherever possible, whether statewide or county-by-county, we recognize the role elective surgeries play in hospital finances and will work with states to enable, in that regard, Gov.
Doug Ducey's executive issued a executive order not long ago allowing elective surgeries beginning May 1 for hospitals that meet certain readiness criteria on and Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb is allowing elective clinical procedures to begin April 21 finally mr. Chairman, the task force today received our first report on state reopening plans so far 16 states have released formal reopening plans 13 of them were released since you released America's opening guidelines to our Governor in the nation last week and to your point mr. The President's states are starting to make those plans and we're encouraged to see so many states adopting the phased approach to reopening their economies that is outlined in our guidelines for opening up America again, for example, Governor Mike Parson and Missouri announced the program show me strong The recovery plan has two initial phases intended to protect those most at risk.
Governor Tom Wolf announced that the plan for Pennsylvania that would begin on May 8 will end with a stay-at-home order for parts of Pennsylvania only, but the plan again requires regions to have fewer than 50 new positive cases per 100,000 for a 14-day period and also lays out a phased reopening roadmap, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown updated her framework for reopening by doing three phases again county-by-county and Idaho Gov. Brad Little launched a rebound Idaho in recent days which will consist of four phases and will require specific criteria that Idaho and businesses need to begin reopening mr. President with the guidelines to open America up again, the states are making plans and under your direction our task force will continue to work very closely giving you the data giving you the resources to be able to safely and responsibly implement those plans so with that let me end where i started and thank the american people the progress we are seeing is a testament to what all of you have done to our amazing healthcare workers a partnership between federal government and state and local official and i trust in the prayers of millions of americans every day, all of that combined, we are slowing the spread, we are protecting the most vulnerable, we are saving lives and in every single day we are one day closer to opening america up again with that mr.
Chairman I'd be happy to call ahead of the bill. Bill Bryant heads the Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate and now we're going to do a presentation on his recent study. Thank you Mr. Vice President Thank you Mr. chair for this opportunity to do this today good afternoon everyone my name is bill bryan and i head the science and technology directorate for the us department of homeland security reports our response to the covert 19 nt is working to identify develop implement and deploy the tools and information to support our response to this crisis as part of our efforts we are leveraging the unique capabilities of the SM T national biodefense countermeasures and analysis center to study the biology of the Cova 19 virus this center is a high biocontainment laboratory located in Frederick Maryland was established in the early 2000s in response to the Ameri tracks attacks and where we study, characterize, analyze and develop countermeasures for biological threats to the homeland where we work closely with the CDC FDA HHS as well as our colleagues of the Department of Defense and many others yesterday to and, I shared the emerging results of our work that we're doing now with the coronavirus task force and today I'd like to share some trends that we think are important, if you'll allow me the first slide please, and while our most amazing La observation to date is the powerful effect that sunlight appears to have in killing the virus, both on surfaces and in the air.
We have seen a similar effect with both temperature and humidity. In addition, we are increasing the temperature and humidity, or both, in general, it is lower. virus friendly so let me illustrate with this first slide if you look to the right you'll see that term half life with a bunch of timestamps on there first let me tell you what a half life is we don't measure the virus as to how long it will live on the surface we have to measure the decomposition of the virus in terms of its half-life because we don't know certain elements we don't know how long a person waits when he when he spits right when he sneezes whatever er the case it may be that we don't know how much virus is there , so that has a big bearing on how long the virus will be alive and active, so we measure in the half-life because the half-life doesn't make it change, so if you look at a half-life of 18 hours, that basically it says that every 18 hours the virus, the life of the virus halves, so if you start with a thousand virus particles in 18 hours, it goes down to 500 in 18 hours after that, it goes down to 250 and so on, that's i Important, as I explained the rest of the chart, if you look at the first three lines when you see the word surface, we're talking about non-porous Door handle surfaces are stainless steel, and if you notice the temperature rising and the humidity rising without the involvement of the sun, you can see how drastically the half-life of that virus is reduced, so the virus is dying at a much faster rate. exposure to higher temperatures and only from exposure to humidity if you look at the fourth line you inject some sunlight in which you inject UV rays in the same effects in line two at 70 to 75 degrees with 80 percent humidity in the surface and you look at line four but now you inject the sun, the half-life goes from six hours to two minutes that is the impact that ultraviolet rays have on the virus the last two lines are aerosols what does it do in the air we have a very singular was discussing this with the president before he left he wanted me to have him convey to him how we do this I think we are the only lab in the country that has this capability but if you can imagine a Home Depot bucket a 5 bucket of Home Depot gallons, we were able to take a particle and this was designed to develop a design honed by our people at the end back we were able to take a particle of the virus and suspend it in the air inside this drum and hit it with a va various temperatures various humidity levels multiple different types of environmental conditions to include sunlight and we are able to measure the breakdown of that virus while it is suspended in the air this is how we do our air raid tests we work with the Applied Physics lab from John Hopkins and we actually developed a bigger drum for further testing and four times the size of that so this is the capacity that we bring to this effort, in short, within the conditions that we've tested to date, the virus in saliva droplets survives better indoors and in dry conditions, the virus doesn't survive as well in savate saliva droplets and that's important because a lot of the tests that are being done aren't necessarily getting number one with the saliva virus coca 19 and number two in saliva or respiratory fluids and in third place the virus dies faster in the presence of direct sunlight under these with conditions and when when you look at that chart, look at the aerosol while you breathe it in, you put it in a 70 to 75 degree room, 20 percent humidity, low humidity, hard, half-life is about an hour, but it comes out and I t reduces to a minute and a half a very significant difference when hit by UV mr.
Chairman, while there are many unknown links in the Cova 19 transmission chain, we believe these trends can support practical decision-making to reduce the risks associated with the virus if I can have my next slide and when it's detected as it appears, you'll see In a number of some practical applications, for example, increasing the temperature and humidity of potentially contaminated indoor spaces appears to reduce virus stability and extra care may be required for dry environments that are not exposed to sunlight. . We are also testing readily available disinfectants. we have tested bleach we have tested isopropyl alcohol on the virus specifically in saliva or relay fluids and i can tell you bleach will kill the virus in five minutes isopropyl alcohol will kill the virus in 30 seconds and that is no tampering no rubbing just put it on and letting it go, you rub it in and it disappears even faster.
We are also looking at other disinfectants specifically looking for Cobra 19 virus in saliva this is not the end of our work as we continue to characterize this virus and integrate our findings into practical applications to mitigate exposure and transmission I would like to thank the chair thank the vice president for your continued support and leadership of the department and for your work in addressing this pandemic. I would also like to thank the scientists not only in S&T and at the end, but also the scientific and R&D community in general. Thank you very much. A question that some of you are probably thinking. if you're totally into that world which I find very interesting, suppose we hit the body with some tremendous light, whether it's ultraviolet or just very powerful, and I think you said that it hasn't been verified, but you're going to test it and then I said assuming that you bring the light into the body you can do it through the skin or some other way and I think you said you're going to try that sounds interesting okay and then I see the disinfectant where it takes it out in a minute a minute and there's a way that we can do something like that by injection in or almost a cleanse because you see it gets into the lungs and does a lot of things along the way so it would be interesting to check that out so you have to use medics but it sounds like it sounds interesting to me, so we'll see but the whole concept of light the way it kills it in a minute that's that's pretty powerful i see please we'll be in a better place by early summer that means you need It's going to extend the social distancing guidelines until then we can go further we'll have to see where it is and I think people are going to know you're going to know I'm going to know I think people are going to know I just said oh common sense somewhere At the moment we won't have to do that but until we feel it's safe we're going to extend you have 23 cases where there are new cases 23 states where new cases are on the decline what does that mean the country can safely reopen to a normal point, yes, but it means that we are going to observe those cases very carefully.
I think we've all gotten really good at it. We've gotten good at tracking. they're where they're going and we're going to be seeing it in it's called containment at a certain point that we're going to be able to contain and you know when you see this a lot of people have been talking about the summer maybe this is one of the reasons why I mentioned once maybe aired out with heat and light and people didn't like that statement more or less, fake news didn't like it at all and i just dismissed it as a suggestion. but it seems that's the case because when it's on a surface that would last a long time when that surface is out it disappears very quickly it dies very quickly with the Sun yes go ahead you said yesterday you were going to investigate Senator McConnell's suggestion that many states declare inbankruptcy see your, the alien, yes, we will look into it and I've been looking into it, I've been talking to a lot of the different senators, but I don't want to talk about it right now, it was a very interesting presentation, go ahead, Jeff.
Well, I wanted to talk about McConnell's suggestion that eight to the States equals what I just told you. I'm not going to talk about it. I'll talk about that later. Brian, yes, thanks. When he started presenting him, he described this as an emergent result. Does this mean that his study is conclusive? We are looking for higher humidity levels. We would hope that we would have an even bigger impact on the virus. We are looking at other types of disinfectants, and so this is a scientific community that we continue to study. the virus to understand its characteristics that we have seen in the US are hot and humid like New Orleans for example let me explain if you look at the corona virus as a chain with many links well what we have done through our study is that we have identified some of the weak links in that chain on which the transmission of the virus depends we have identified that heat and humidity are a weakness in that chain we have identified that sunlight sunlight UV rays are a weakness in that chain that is not remove the other activities guidance from the White House guidance from the CDC and others on actions and steps people should take to protect themselves this is just another tool in our tool belt another weapon in the fight we can add to and in the summer we know that summer conditions are going to create an environment where transmission can be reduced and that is an opportunity for us to move forward, the president mentioned that the idea of ​​the cleaners is the fleet of all America.
There's no scenario that it could be a person in a jacket is there, you know, I'm here to talk about the findings that we had in the study, we don't do that within that lab, the pushback from our labs about an almost flagrant sterilization of an area, maybe it will work. maybe it won't work, but it certainly has a big effect if it's on a stationary object, simplifying to months by saying it would be better with warmer weather and the Sun coming out, more and more people would be outside than staying inside, it would be irresponsible of us to say we think summer will kill the virus completely and then if it's a free game and people ignore those guys that's not the case we have a chance to move on with what we know now in as far as decision making on what opens and what opens and any other conditions of moisture and lack of moisture that would impact so on pickable surfaces it will die off fairly quickly in the summer w hereas in the winter I wouldn't appreciate it very much yes mr. president when exposed to UV take a playground equipment for example UV hitting a playground equipment will kill the virus when it hits that when it hits the playground equipment but under where the sun doesn't get if someone touched that and he had it in his hands it could still be there right it has to be indirect light from ultraviolet rays and his hands are exposed to the will of the sun that kills him like it's a piece of metal or something else no i don't want to say it will at the same rate because it is a non-porous service, but what we do know is that we analyze the worst case scenario and that the virus lives longer on non-porous surfaces, so porous surfaces do not live as long so in theory it what you said is correct this is correct yes mr.

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governors who are opening up their states working on incorporating the findings of this study into those guidelines, i would leave it up to the governor this is a decision this is a factor in their decision process as i mentioned with knowing this knowledge and having this knowledge to As we continue to study and learn more about what the virus does in how it reacts it could affect how a governor will look at what he opens in a state how he opens it in what settings these things open but I leave that up to the governor to make that decision, obviously, remember that the advice is to stay home for the summer.
Could we change that and say that it would be much better to be outside? Would they raise him or the humidity that Washington brings in August? I wouldn't go. Contrary to the gains that have been issued right now, I think if I'm going to have an event with my family, I'll do it in the driveway or backyard, not inside the

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with me. and children, how much more research, how much longer it will take to have conclusive results, but we were able to receive the virus for the first time in February, that is when we started testing and it is a science-based approach, science is a process of the doctor can proof of that, it doesn't necessarily align with the goals and objectives and whatnot, it is what it is, but now we're starting to get results and where every week or two we start to discover something new and different. and in talking to the task force and the vice president, he already asked us to reach out to him whenever we find new discoveries that might be that we could share with the public, yes sir, have him compare notes with his counterparts and other foreign governments or in private industry who might have been studying the same thing and their findings show the same result that you found here we have a very good partnership with many of our allies we work closely with th them on this particular topic we actually wrote a paper , call the list of master questions if you go to the DHS S&T website, we've already had about 17,000 visits to this document that actually describes with all the countries in the world that they're doing to fill the certain knowledge gaps that don't exist inside the virus and what we know and that's really what points and drives the scientific community to declare what we don't know now so as not to duplicate what other people have done so we can I've championed that document, it's well referenced and I encourage you to look at what the federal government should do to take advantage of that time so that if there's some kind of summer emergency with this virus, what should the federal government do? do to take advantage of that time to be better prepared for a possible resurgence.
I think a lot of people are going out suddenly. People who didn't want to date will be nice to me. This was really a very interesting meeting we've covered in great detail and these are amazing people where we could call it a lab because that's essentially what it is it's a super lab there's a lot going on in that lab a lot of very interesting stuff in the lab, could you? in other areas of the government they must do tests, for example, or other things like that to be prepared that they returned to the hole, why would they take advantage of this summer? that's a very good question it's something that the task force has already started discussing that we are if a combination of factors, let me say it again, sets out to put into practice the guidelines to open the united states again implement safe and responsible plans to open their economies along the lines that the president announced a week ago today.
Please continue to properly exercise social distancing as recommended in each phase which, in combination with some of these findings, could well give us a summer respite from the coronavirus and our team is already talking about working on an ongoing basis through this summer every day we are increasing tests every day airlift flights are coming into the country there i can promise you there will be no truce under the leadership of the president making sure our hospitals have the equipment they have the personal protective supplies for medical staff they will not stop developing therapies for some of our big pharmaceutical companies are pushing for a vaccine as soon as it's possible to make it available to the public and there will be no interruption in continuing to scale testing anymore than anyone else in the world, but by next fall we will have a wide range of tests from a variety of different media and that is why we say with co nconfidence that should the corona virus re-emerge anytime next fall or next winter we will be prepared to deal with it identify it do contact tracing and isolation to make sure we deal with this epidemic ic the way we deal with infectious diseases mr. president on the subject of medical research, why have you stopped promoting hydroxychloroquine?
We've had a lot of very good results and we've had some results that may not be so great. I don't know. I just read about one, but I also read a lot. times are good so I haven't done it at all and I would say it's great for malaria for lupus for other things and we'll see what it is but I guess Deborah they have a lot of studies going on on that so let's go we'll be able to now we have over 26 million new jobless claims in five weeks yeah how the vice president talked about this summer improving on how your economists tell you about when you will be ahead of the US economists corner well let me go week we know the rest of the question so I know a lot about economists and the answer is they have no idea I think I have as good an idea as anyone and I think our economy will start. to first pick up substantially as soon as the states open up and that's happening as we speak and it's actually very exciting and people are thrilled to see it because our country has to get back to work, they want to get back to work, you see. that whether it's a rally or just talking to people, they're going to get back to work and they're going to get back to work very quickly, states are late, I look at Gavin Newsom, he was dissin, he was very nice today, he wrote a beautiful statement. about we sent him a lot of a lot of things that he needed well different things that he needed we have we take care that they have done very well in California you know they are doing very well in Florida they are doing well in many places New York and New Jersey got hit real hard, they're doing great, I spoke again with Governor Cuomo, with Governor Murphy, they're doing it, they're doing a great job and this is what we got to see: They got hit hard, all together, people from tight end you don't realize New Jersey is very tight you realize because you've been covering it for a long time but very tight New York is obviously very tight they're doing a great job I think for the most part I'll be able to I'll tell you when it's all over but a lot of the governors have done a really great job some I don't think they have to be honest but we'll talk about the future yeah go ahead u In a new interview today with Time magazine, Dr.
Kouchi said. that the US is not in a situation where you can say we are where they want to be on testing capacity, you said we need a lot more testing capacity as well as testing so why do you keep saying that we have a tremendous testing capacity and we have a national strategy that goes beyond just tracking you what the states are doing the interest yes and the answer is as you know and as I have said many times we are very advanced and testing other countries are calling us to know what we're doing and by the way, two weeks from now you'll see numbers and you'll see different forms of testing, just like we came up with the avid labs machine that gives you in five minutes that everyone wants everyone to ask we can get that but you?
I can only do them so quickly but as you know we've done more tests than any other nation combined and that's a big statement and you know when they talk about different tests and different things we're also a bigger nation than most and so when they look to sta statistics because statistically we are doing phenomenal in terms of mortality in terms of all the different elements that you can judge when you look at Germany and we ourselves are doing very well we are very accurate in the numbers reporting I am actually going to go a a step further as you know in New York they added quite a few deaths to a list that was made in New York and they added a number of deaths that were very, very accurate and then you'll see certain lists from other countries some are so obvious just to look at where obviously the number is ridiculous in under form because they are not accurate counts they are not even close to accurate counts in fact it is insulting look at them so we've done great again testing we're doing great in testing we've tested way more than anyone anywhere in the world and within a short period of time you'll be hearing about new tests coming out that will be awesome but no no I don't agree with the in t No, I think we're doing a great job when we test.
I don't agree if you said I don't agree with them. Yeah, considering ways to increase the production of that Abra traffic, yeah, well, they're doing it. I'll tell you, Steve, they're doing it at a level that they've never done before. Abbott is a great company. It is a very large and highly respected company. ways I did it this way and I didn't like it and I did it the Abbott way where you literally just touch and five minutes later you know the answer and we used them in the

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house I thinkyou guys have had that opportunity which is much more pleasurable than the first way you looked at it right we are giving you hundreds of thousands of machines the advantage of the other tests and the lab tests so we can do millions and millions of those tests it takes a day or two but you know because it's really a delivery situation more than anything else the test itself goes fast once it gets to the lab but as we've found and as we've done it I think you'll never regret it in the room we have a lot of labs we have that we have so many labs nobody nobody a lot of the The governor didn't know we have this capability but we have a lot of labs across the country every state has labs and some have a lot so I think we will . above we started with nothing essentially what we started with a broken test a test that didn't work we started with a test to very few people not to millions of people the problem is if we did 350 if we did 350 million tests one for each person the media would say, oh you should have made two for each person no matter what you do it doesn't make any difference it's like the fans I talk about it all the time no one mentions the fans one of the hardest things huh the fans and now.
They were making thousands a week, a thousand fans and they are calling from Mexico they are calling from many countries I have received four calls today would it be possible to send fans okay I receive four calls today I receive three calls yesterday no country is equipped as we are, we have 11, we have 11 different places that make ventilators our country as you know doesn't need them right now our governors are very happy but that's different than testing because with testing you can always say oh we need one no I think we have amazingly well obviously with the ventilators we would also have 500 million masks 500 million masks soon to be here we have made millions of masks they have ordered millions of myths that have come in and been distributed we gave a hospital in New York City 300,000 masks before from the virus they were using 10,000 and now we got them 300,000 and they got rid of them very quickly, which c Which is kind of like saying how did that happen why because the masks became very valuable I say how did that happen but we have we have done an amazing job and we have worked with the governors and when the governors couldn't again they are the front line when they couldn't get something like vents they couldn't get ventilators they could have bought it you could have bought it but most of them many chose not to so they all needed ventilators we did the work we I'll have to introduce the team when we're done with all this nightmare all this curse , all this plague but the team that worked on the ventilators was amazing and the team that worked and it's kind of interchangeable but the team that's working on testing there's a really amazing team these are brilliant people and they're doing it for the country are not doing it for other reasons some have been very successful are doing it across the country yes the house hasn't passed that you were here the relief bill i'm going to sign it tonight as you know there's no relief for states and localities in that bill meant mitch mcconnell of course you have talked about states seeking bankruptcy protection he also referred to his office this is the idea of ​​18 states is a blue state bailout what do you say to that are you okay with that or are you okay with the governor Cuomo in that it is a vicious attack against these states that are attacked, but certainly some people see it that way?
I've talked to Mitch about it. I've talked to numerous senators about it and we're working with senators who are on the other side of the issue and we'll see what happens, but we're looking to do what's right for the people. of this country we're looking to do what's right for a particular state and we'll see what happens, but it's certainly the next thing we're going to discuss because some states have, in all fairness, John, some states haven't done very well for many years, long before the virus. came you know you can't blame the plague this horrible plague that came in and all of a sudden you know they can't blame Illinois which has a lot of problems long before the virus came so let's talk about it will an issue for a period of time and right now we've done this amazing deal for workers and for small businesses and I'm so happy that Harvard didn't get covered up we actually never sent them the check but they were so nice about it we never told him we send money the old fashioned way where's the check? the new way has sent you the money and we didn't send you the money and but they were very understanding and they were very nice about it, just like Princeton, just like Stanford, just like other schools that you just don't associate with this money were great companies like you know a lot of it was a relatively small amount of money compared to very small amount of money compared but we want it to be fair we want is to go to the people that are supposed to go to the ideas that are going to be great to the people of this country and if we can help states we'll always help states now there are different ways to help states some ways are better than others so we're looking at it's interesting that states in trouble be blue, it's interesting, you know, if you look around, I mean the states that seemed to have the problem turned out to be Democrats and Jersey was affected by this.
I know there were a lot of problems long before the plague came and they were. You know a lot of problems long before the play came. I spoke with Governor Cuomo. Bevin spoke to Governor Murphy about it. I talked to Gavin Newsom about it and we talked to a lot of people about t because it's probably going to be next on the list a lot of people really understand what mitch is saying and they also understand the other side of the issue and I'll talk about it we'll do what's right for our country the right thing for our country and the right thing for a lot of great people ok president after the presentation we just saw that heat and humidity are dangerous for you to make people think they would be safe to go out into the heat considering Realize that so many people are dying in Florida considering that this virus has had an outbreak in places in Singapore that are hot and we are good the new headline is Trump it's people to go out that's dangerous here we go the same old group Are you ready, I hope people enjoy the sun and if it has an impact, great.
I only hear this, it's not the first time. I mean, there's been a rumor that you know a really nice room or you go out in the sun you're hot and it has an effect on other viruses, but now we're getting it from one of the great labs in the world. I have to say that it covers a lot more territory than just this. It's probably a relatively easy thing for you. I wish it would. talk to the doctors to see if there is any way I can apply light and heat to cure you know if I could and maybe I can't maybe I can't again I say maybe I can maybe I can't I'm not a doctor but I am as a person who has a good, you know, you've never heard of it, heat and light in relation to certain viruses, yes, but in relation to this virus, it's certainly a fever, yes, it's a good thing when you have a fever , it helps your body respond but not like i haven't seen it i think that's a great thing to watch i mean ok lee sir you are the president and people who tune in to these briefings want to get information and orientation and they want to know what to do they don't look good I'm the president and your fake news and and you know what I'll tell you I'll say it very kindly I know you will I know you well because I know the guy I see what he writes he's a total fake so are you ready are you ready are you ready it's just a suggestion ia from a brilliant lab of a very very smart man maybe brilliant he's talking about son he's talking about heat and you see the numbers that's it that's all I got I'm just here to present talent I'm here to come up with ideas because we won ideas to get rid of this and if he's good and he's good Johnson & Johnson is working they're also working together there's a lot of companies working together on a vaccine so if you think it scales they can ramp up production and the pharmaceutical companies could do that quickly if we had a vaccine it will scale up very quickly in fact some of the Johnson & Johnson companies are already scaling up before we have the final answer a number of companies are doing that it will save you a lot of time what normal is that you escalate p later I must say that the FDA has been fantastic Stephen Han dr.
They've been fantastic they're moving fast, fast would you say timescale when it's not a timescale because then the media the so-called lamestream media will say you said a time I don't mean times because every time I say a while if you don't get it right they'll say I don't want to talk about timing but I will say there's been tremendous progress over the last month that's a very quick question you asked Boris Johnson this week I'm just wondering what it sounded like was, when do you think all the packages called me a few days ago I'll tell you it sounded amazing I was actually surprised I thought I'd be like Oh Donald how is he doing?
I was ready to go could I'm very surprised to tell you this is like old Boris tremendous energy tremendous Drive I was very surprised because he called me almost you know very close to when he got out of the hospital I think he's doing great I think he's doing great he was so sharp and energetic before. amazing tty he is an amazing guy he is a friend of ours and a friend of mine he loves our country he loves his country very much but he loves our country he respects our country and they are lucky to have him there please you can contact us kim jongmin directly but also that you were working to find out if those reports about him having impossible medical problems were true.
I wonder if you too. I hope he doesn't have medical problems. I was in a war with North Korea if I didn't get elected president remember he was going to be the one to lead us to war my first day in office okay here we are look what happened. Retirement, we are bringing people home. I will not serve as policemen around the world. I don't want to be cops all over the world and yet I have really built our military to a level that has never been built before everyone is recognized by face. Ahead. I think the report was wrong.
Let me put it that way. I think the report was made by a network that was incorrect. I heard they used old documents, but that's what I heard. I heard that the report was an incorrect report. I hope it was an incorrect report. I don't want to say that he pointed out to me just a little bit about it, so he hasn't made any contact, but just to make sure the Koreans are worth it. I don't want to sit. I won't say that, it's okay, we had a good time. the relationship with north korea is as good as it can get i mean we have a good relationship with north korea i have a good relationship with kim jong un and i hope he's okay and someone says oh that's terrible no no It's not terrible, I hope it's okay. and i think it was a false report made by cnn the problem is that you know the truth so you know as far as i'm concerned i want to go i want to go to cnn it's fake news don't talk to me go ahead please it's okay Okay, next question, number one, could you talk about your decision-making process on the Georgia generation? now you said yesterday you totally found a georgia your concern had a good talk with the governor of georgia in a week you talked and didn't get this kind of message across if they get the message across i didn't like the fact that he's leaving certain things i want the states to open up more than it does a lot more than it does, but i didn't like seeing spa at this early stage where it ordered the doctors to be a correct statement.
Deborah, I didn't like seeing spas open outright. I didn't like to see a lot of things happen and I wasn't happy about it and I wasn't happy about Brian Kemp I wasn't happy at all because and he could have done something about it if he wanted to but I'm saying let the governor do it but no I was happy with Brian Kemp, spas, hair salons, tattoo parlors, I know that's dead, and by the way, I want them to open. open as soon as possible and i want the state to open but i was not happy with brian kemp i will tell him right now yes go ahead with class to fight you on that no and you know you didn't define me at all that's your language he didn't me defined you know what happened i said you make your own decision i told him i said it's not in the guidelines but i let him make his own decision but i want people to be safe and i want people in Georgia to be safe and i don't want for this to blow up because you're I decided to do something that's not in the guidelines and I went to Deborah and Dr. it's missing her and some other people and they weren't excited about it and I could have stopped it but I decided and we all agreed that they needed to watch it closely, so we'll see what happens.
I told himvery clearly. I said that Mike was there. he said you do what you think is best but if you ask me am i happy with it i'm not happy with it and i'm not happy with brian kemp go ahead one question for dr. Burks if he will allow me mr. president on the rate of decline of the curve in the us view and the vice president tonight talking about significant progress promising progress could you talk about the rate of decline in cases information from other countries that would tell us about the decline yes many of you and I have spoken to everyone from this podium about the weekend difference in reporting often an increase on Monday if you look at Monday over Monday if you look at the seven day reporting we are starting to go down we have a lot we had a long flat peak driven largely by New York which is about 45 percent of the cases as New York declines the rest of the country will have an even faster decline I mean even though we've we've had outbreaks, we've had outbreaks in specific prisons we've had outbreaks in specific nursing homes we've had outbreaks and specific plants and when that happens, adds up to 300,400 cases on that single date, so we track very carefully not only what the country is doing, but what each state is doing, each county is doing, and we look at Delta changes across counties to find early warning signs for these types of outbreaks because we want to show that we want the whole country to come crashing down but we also want to prevent outbreaks before they are expecting november the election hold has the risk of the flu and the chronic problem thinks it's a there will be a risk there will be something there will be a lack of agreement, such as legitimacy, it is the result of very close elections and people begin to say that a lot of people can go to vote.
It's going to happen we have a guy asleep in the basement of a house that the press is giving a free pass to who doesn't want to do debates because of kovat and a lot of things are going well and I watched a couple of interviews and I was like, oh, I'm looking forward to it. this, but they keep it protected because of the corona virus and it doesn't move, it doesn't move too much and then I saw what the press does to the Republican Party and to me in particular we had the biggest economy ever put together.
We were doing this is a month in Africa. We were doing numbers similar to what we have never done. African American Asian American Hispanic American The best employment numbers in the history of our country our employment numbers the best in the history of our country almost one hundred and sixty million people the stock market records numbers many many times during my tenure many many times but now we have a country that we had a lockdown because of this and frankly if we hadn't shut it down we would have possibly lost millions of people, but we certainly would have lost a million people. she would have been six hundred seven hundred eight hundred look at the parody there is look at this horrible horrible scene of hospitals with bodies and black body bags well multiply that by 10 15 or even 20 because that would have happened so we did the right thing so far we did the right thing so far we've called it right we've mobilized like it was a military operation and it was largely a military operation between ventilators and testing and so many other things we've had a lot of good partners not all good partners but we had a lot of good partners gavin newsom today we thank you very much gavin newsom california thanked us very much for giving him all the things he needed so he can keep going and keep doing a good job we got it for him today tomorrow we got it even more it would have been harder for him to get it than we agreed to get it we got it at time said promises made promises kept actually said that in a statement ado l today we have done a good job we have received very little credit for the great job we have done because of the media because the media is not an honest media in my opinion much of it not all of us have some great reporters that i have great respect for , but a lot of the media is not honest so I can't tell you about the elections, they have a Democratic Party and a lot of the media automatically give the guy a pass, he's been given a pass yes or no, he's going to be the nominee, I have no idea, but he's getting a pass and the media isn't covering the great job we've done, whether it's Mike's task force, which has been amazing, whether it's the way we've mobilized . a war like operation to build these incredibly complex and very expensive fans they are very expensive to build and very complex the work we have done has been incredible and i am not talking about me i am talking about everyone i am talking about the generals admirals Debra and Tony and now b Well, I mean something we haven't heard today so I can't tell you what's going to happen with the election. elected but you know it wasn't the day it was many months before I was elected this was a witch hunt that was illegal it was an illegal witch hunt it was illegal and with all that I'm fine because people see we're doing a great job and you know what we will continue to do a great job if we had an honest press this country would be even better thank you that was

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