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How Would Trump Handle the Pandemic?

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Students may wonder which candidate will handle the COVID-19 situation the best. Here’s a summary for the Republican ticket:

President Donald Trump plans to focus on keeping the  economy afloat while pushing for a vaccine during the pandemic.

Trump said, “The light at the end of the tunnel is near. We are rounding the turn. Don’t listen to the cynics and angry partisans and pessimists.”

Trump has said that he believes a vaccine is possible as early as December 2020. With Operation Warp Speed, Trump hopes to have 300 million doses of a vaccine available to those in need. Partnering with companies like AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson, Trump’s plan for a released vaccine depends on successful clinical trials and FDA approval.

One student said, “Since we did not know anything about this virus back in March, Trump closed our borders and shut down the economy, all to save American lives. He then conducted the largest medical mobilization in the history of the country, sending ventilators across the land to every state and city that needed them, to the point where not a single person was denied a ventilator at any point.”

Students at Gilmour have differing views and mixed feelings about who they think would be best for handling the pandemic. As many seniors are voting for their first time, those interviewed agree that public and economic health appear to be issues that can unite or divide the country. After Election Day, the United States of America will see who wins the highest office in the land, and if the President will have the best pandemic plan for the electing public.

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