So in the end, President Trump ignored all the pleadings of the business sector and the economists and listened to the health experts.
But he was right to weigh the options, and he will continue to. There is a point, as he said, where the cure is worse than the disease, and once the curve is “bent” and there is sufficient testing in place, some compromise between health measures and the economy will have to be made.
Fauci said of Trump:
You know, interestingly, we showed him the data, he looked at the data and he got it right away, it was a pretty clear picture. Dr. Debbie Birx and I went in together and leaned over the desk and said “Here is the data, take a look.” He looked at them, he understood them and he just shook his head and said ‘I guess we got to do it.’