Actions by President Trump help Americans recover from COVID-19’s burden.

With new cases of COVID-19 declining and the curve starting to flatten, the Trump administration is helping the American people recover from the stress of the Coronavirus.

To prevent people from being infected with the Coronavirus, the Trump administration took early actions to help fight COVID-19 while trying to keep the economy afloat.
According to Axios, On December 31, China alerted the WHO (World Health Organization) about the Coronavirus.
Then on January 2, China started mapping the disease and on January 9 China claimed to have the disease mapped.
According to the Washington Post, on January 6, in an interview with United States Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said “[The Trump administration] offered to send a CDC team to China that could assist with these public health efforts.
According to Axios, during the week of January 11 to 17 the Wuhan Health Commission insisted that there were no new cases of the Coronavirus.

During that same week on January 14, the WHO tweeted “Preliminary investigations conducted by the Chinese authorities have found no clear evidence of human-to-human transmission of the novel #coronavirus.”
Then the next week on January 21 the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) confirmed the first known case of Corona Virus in the United States.
The next day, a reporter asked Trump if he was worried about the Coronavirus. “No. Not at all. And we have it totally under control. It’s one person coming in from China, and we have it under control. It’s going to be just fine,” Trump said.
Trump has taken heat for saying this, but people forget China had claimed to be working on containing the outbreak.
On January 23, the CDC seeked a “special emergency authorization” from the FDA to allow states to use its newly developed coronavirus test.
Also, the WHO said there was no clear evidence of human to human contact and they hadn’t declared a global health emergency yet.
On January 27, in a tweet, Trump said that they have offered to help China
“We have offered China and President Xi any help that is necessary. Our experts are extraordinary,” Trump tweeted.
According to Politifact, on January 30 the WHO declared a global health emergency, that very same day President Trump stopped travel to and from China to help to maintain the outbreak of the Coronavirus and in trying to slow the spread.
On February 6, the CDC began shipping test kits for COVID-19 to US and international labs.
On the 12, they began shipping test kits to 30 different countries who lacked the necessary materials.
On February 24 the Trump administration sent a letter to congress requesting $2.5 billion in aid to help combat the Coronavirus that same day congress grew the bill to $8.3 billion and Trump signed it on March 6.
This provided $7.76 billion to federal, state and local agencies to help research and combat the coronavirus, plus $500 million in Medicare telehealth spending. It included $300 million to help ensure all Americans could afford a potential vaccine when one comes out.
According to Business Insider, of that money spent to combat the virus $3 billion went to research development of vaccines and diagnostics, $2.2 billion to fund public health programs, $1 billion for medical supplies and other preparedness measures.
And the State Department also separately received $1.25 billion to help contain the outbreak abroad.
While this was going on Trump implemented more travel restrictions. On February 29 Trump stopped all travel from Iran.
On March 11, Trump stopped all travel from Europe and on March 14 he extended the travel ban to the United Kingdom (UK) and Ireland. Taking these efforts to help slow the spread of COVID-19.
Trump also took efforts to help relieve some of the stress of the American citizens.
On March 10, he and Vice President Mike Pence met with top insurance companies to secure a commitment to waive co-pays for COVID-19 testing.
On March 13, Trump declared a national emergency to access $42 billion in funds for states and territories. That same day he announced a plan to open up drive-through testing sites and he paused interest payments on federal student loans.
On March 18, Trump closed the US-Candanian border to all non-essential traffic. He did the same at the Mexican border.
He also announced the Navy will deploy USNS comfort and USNS Mercy hospital ships to relieve the hospitals that were overrun in hotspots like New York City and Los Angeles.
Then to help relieve some of the financial burden on the American citizens, he ordered HUD to suspend all evictions and foreclosures and he moved tax day from April 15 to July 15.
According to The Hill, to help assist states in their efforts to fight the Coronavirus on March 20, Trump started to approve Disaster Declaration for states in which it took 22 days for all 50 states and most U.S. territories which provides them with federal funding.
“The FEMA declaration makes federal funding available to the states to use to fight the spread of the virus,” writer for The Hill Justine Coleman wrote.
On March 27 Trump signed the big $2 trillion Coronavirus stimulus relief bill.
According to Market Watch, the bill provided payments directly to the American people, individuals making $75,000 or below will receive $1,200 while married couples who combined make $150,000 or below will receive $1,400 plus $500 per child for anyone who has children single or married.
The bill also provides $350 million in small business loans to help businesses pay their employees and those loans will be forgivable if the businesses taking them continue to pay all their employees with no layoffs.
Also it gives hospitals $100 billion, $46 billion for commercial air lines and $456 billion for the Federal Reserve.
These actions taken by President Trump helped to slow the spread and alleviate the stress of the Coronavirus on the American people.