Despite his dark warning, Mr.
Nevertheless, Trump appears once again focused on solutions to reopen the economy during a pandemic that has killed over 8,000 Americans and sickened over 297,000 as of Saturday. "They have to get back soon, very soon".
Vice President Mike Pence made sure to point out that the week was also Holy Week for American Christians. "I've said it from the beginning - the cure can not be worse than the problem itself".
He noted that the United States had not experienced a situation like a coronavirus crisis before.
"I want to be happy and I am happy", said Baylor women's basketball coach Kim Mulkey, one of this year's Hall inductees. Trump had announced a 15-day period during which people were advised to stay home and avoid crowds if possible.
A person with knowledge of the call said some of the commissioners weren't quite as optimistic as Trump because of the concerns raised by public health officials but appreciated the president's desire to give people hope and fans a reason to be optimistic.
"The one thing I am confident in, so let's take this to the bank: mitigation works - it does", Dr. Fauci said.
Responding to a question about accusations that the United States had committed an act of "modern piracy" by redirecting 200,000 Germany-bound masks for its own use, the president said: "There has been no act of piracy, it's the opposite".
As President Donald Trump met with leaders from major sports leagues on Saturday that have been largely shuttered to help stop the spread of COVID-19, California Gov. Gavin Newsom said he does not anticipate that football stadiums in his state will be filled with fans come the start of fall. "Whenever we're ready. As soon as we can, obviously", he said during his daily news briefing. ESPN reported Trump told the sports leaders during the Saturday call that he hopes fans will be back at games by August. "They want to go out onto the golf courses and breathe nice, clean, lovely fresh air". When we get to April 15 and we look at the world - and we'll probably make a decision before April 15, as we have the last two times - we're going to look at what's best and beneficial from a health standpoint, but we're also going to see where we are to even open facilities. We want to sit in restaurants and enjoy a meal, not cautiously lift a takeout bag placed on a table by a gloved and masked server. "They don't want to be six feet away".
Leagues have been on indefinite pause over the past few weeks amid the global outbreak.
But Mr. Trump said their sole consideration is trying to save lives, and chided "certain media outlets" for spreading unspecified false rumors. He says they will be told soon where they will be deployed. "It's so bad for our country". Governor Andrew Cuomo, whose state is at the epicentre of the national pandemic with over 113,700 confirmed cases as of Saturday morning, has pleaded for ventilators for days and lambasted what he has said is insufficient help from the federal government.