President Trump didn’t wait to take action on Coronavirus, from imposing swift travel restrictions on China to organizing a White House Task Force in January.
These early moves—which at the time drew criticism from some in Washington as an “overreaction”—have allowed America to slow the spread of the deadly virus today.
Together, America has mounted a full-scale response to the pandemic. In the Rose Garden yesterday, a number of CEOs joined the President to explain how they’ve transformed their own companies to help fight the virus:
- Honeywell is multiplying its production of N95 masks several times over.
- Jockey plans to deliver 30,000 to 50,000 hospital gowns per week.
- United Technologies donated 90,000 pieces of personal protective equipment to FEMA last week–with 1 million more on the way.
As great American businesses step up, citizens across the country are doing their part to slow the spread, too. “The choices and sacrifices we make will determine the fate of this virus and, really, the fate of our victory,” President Trump says.