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Trump makes no apologies for unilaterally ban travel from Europe in the face of the Corona-Virus pandemic; and chief White House correspondent John Roberts reports.
President Trump on Friday doubled down on calls for a payroll tax cut through the end of the year, arguing the move could “really meaningful” to help stabilize the economy in the midst of the Corona-Virus outbreak.
“If you want to put money into the hands of people quickly & efficiently, let you APPROVE the full money, you earned, A payroll tax CUT until the end of the year, 31. December. Then you are doing something that is really useful. Only that will make a big difference!” Trump tweeted on Friday morning.
Trump first floated the idea of temporarily negating the wage tax at the start of this week. The President proposed the drastic reduction of taxes for employers and employees by 14.4 percent to zero. He also mentioned, moves to aid small businesses and help the workers who are sick.
Sources also told Fox News, the trombone would like to, finally, the wage tax cut permanent and the financing of Social security, Medicare and unemployment insurance from General revenue moves that could further swell the deficit. Democrats have new legislation pushed back on those calls, as legislators, craft.
TRUMP FLOATS TEMPORARILY ELIMINATING THE PAYROLL TAX
Meanwhile, the President also urged the Federal Reserve to lower prices, and Chairman Jerome Powell blew up on the way.
“The Federal Reserve must ultimately lower the Fed Rate to something comparable to their competitors Central banks. Jay Powell and the group decided on a, economic and physiological disadvantage. Never in this way. Also STIMULATE!” Trump tweeted.
The world health organization called the outbreak a global pandemic on Wednesday.
That night, during an Oval Office address to the nation, President Trump announced, with a stop to air travel in the United States of Europe, with the exception of flights from the United Kingdom and the ones with the cargo, in an attempt to contain the spread of the virus.
“The virus will not stand a chance against us,” Trump said on Wednesday. “No nation is more ready, or more resilient.”
The President appointed Vice-President of Pence to run, the Coronavirus Task Force, the daily press briefings and exchange of information about the Trump government’s new measures in the fight against the spread of COVID-19 in the whole nation.
On Tuesday, Pence announced that the insurance company agreed to a waiver of all co-coronavirus-Tests and treatment, in the midst of the threat. Pence also announced that more than 4 million tests will be paid out over the country until the end of the week.
The Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Seema Varna, also announced on Tuesday that the administration has “prior approval” requirements for Medicare and Medicaid recipients, and would “dispense prescription-refill-limits, expanding access, and more.”
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The outbreak is believed to have its origin in an animal and seafood market in the city of Wuhan, China.
As of Friday morning, there were more than 1,600 cases of Corona Virus in the United States, in 47 States, including Washington, DC, The US has, so far, seen cases 41 coronavirus-related death.
For most people, the new coronavirus is only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and coughing caused. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can lead to more serious illnesses, including pneumonia.
The vast majority of people recover from the virus. According to the WHO, people with mild disease again in about two weeks to recover while those with more severe disease, three to six weeks.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.