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Trump is pushing the people around him to do better by setting a possible get back to the work date. In the business world, there are deadlines.

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Coronavirus task force member Dr. Anthony Fauci told Laura Ingraham that President Trump listens, takes all suggestions and seems flexible with his decisions based on the data to keep Americans safe.

Fauci, who is also the head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said that the President’s Easter timeline to get the economy back up and running was “aspirational.” He reiterated that the President and his COVID-19 task force are on the same page and that everyone understands a flexible timeline for the coronavirus outbreak.

Trump put out a goal of Easter to start the nation again. That is all it is, a goal. If you do not have a goal to shoot for, you will fail. The late President John F. Kennedy had a purpose for NASA to reach the moon. They did not make it at the time they said, but soon after. Hence a goal to shoot for gives people something to strive for instead of just wallowing in failure.

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“The president clearly listens. I mean, he has this aspirational goal of hoping that we might be able to do it by a certain date. We talked him about that. We say we need to be flexible. He realizes that and he accepts that,” Fauci told host Laura Ingraham. “I mean, he doesn’t want to give up his aspirational goal, but he’s flexible enough to say, ‘OK, let’s look at it on a day by day basis,’ we say, and we will give him data to inform that decision.”

Fauci stressed that the president has an “open mind.”

“The more we learn about what’s out there, particularly in areas of the country that don’t have the big spikes like New York, and we talk about it, we talk about what that would do to inform our decision,” Fauci said. “But he’s been very flexible about it, even though it looks like he’s made this absolute decision on something. He does have an open mind about it.”

“It’s clear that men are are more likely to have serious health implications because it is more likely to get the virus,” Ingraham said. “It looks like including with hypertension, diabetes, obesity, heart disease, all factoring in and the co-morbidity rate once people are actually admitted into the into the hospital, then into the ICU. Any any idea of how and why that’s happening?” [Fox News]

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It is not wrong to give hope, and I am very tired of listening to the media and their pathetic redundant questions on all things Coronavirus.

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Furthermore, it is a no brainer why it is spiking in New York. Cities will be the worst. They live in close quarters, and it is foolish and criminal to blame others because you live in a town, and there are more cases there. What was your plan for the pandemic?

Trump is pushing the people around him to do better by setting a possible get back to the work date. In the business world, there are deadlines. In government, it is much different, and it is why stuff does not get done promptly.

This piece originally appeared in WayneDupree.com and is used by permission.

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