As the coronavirus continues to decimate on a global scale, we've all been forced to realize just how fragile life can be. No one expected the string of a disease we once knew to become such a deadly force. But the only thing we can do now is come together to help those most vulnerable in our society.
However, we're now looking towards our government to guide us during these uncertain times and thankfully we're moving forward in the right direction as the stimulus package has now been passed by the US House Of Representatives.
Keep scrolling for all the details on the situation.
The world is currently in an incredibly turbulent time.The deadly coronavirus, or COVID-19, as medical experts are referring to it, has taken our planet hostage, and is showing no signs of letting go anytime soon.
Over 300,000 people have now been infected with the virus.
via: Getty353, 759, to be precise. And, tragically, a staggering 15, 419 more have reportedly died from the illness.
And, here in the States, we aren't faring much better.Since the first confirmed case of the virus in Washington in February, the numbers have risen to 35,179 across the full country, and a further 459 have died.
Several cities have declared states of emergencies...And a number of different states have been forced to close their restaurants and bars in an attempt to prevent any further spread of the virus.
World leaders have been scrambling to find a solution to the outbreak for months now...
via: GettyBut our own President has taken a little bit longer to consider the pandemic as a serious threat.
Trump has remained valiantly confident in America's resilience to the virus.In January, just after the initial COVID-19 outbreak, he was quizzed on his thoughts on the virus, in which he replied: “It’s one person coming in from China, and we have it under control. It’s going to be just fine."
And, even when the number of COVID-19 cases in America started to climb...He remained calm, and repeatedly stressed that there was nothing to be too worried about.
Trump has persistently fought against the media regarding the pandemic.And, at one point, even dubbed the virus as being a "fake news media" conspiracy.
And, as the months trickled by...President Trump simply wouldn't budge from his stance on the virus and even went on to compare it to the common flu. This was one of his most dangerous and false statements about the virus, and caused plenty of outrage amongst both Americans and people all over the world.
And, the very next day, the President was accused of "lying" to the American public regarding free medical testing.
via: Getty“When people need a test, they can get a test," he said earlier this month. “When the professionals need a test, when they need tests for people, they can get the test. It’s gone really well." However, this certainly wasn't the case, and millions of Americans, to this day, are still struggling to get tested for the virus.
Things needed to change.
via: GettyAnd fast. As the number of coronavirus cases and deaths grew here in the States, people were growing increasingly more concerned with Trump's blaze attitude regarding the pandemic.
But, thankfully, Trump seemed to have a sudden change of heart.
via: GettyOn March 13th, mere days after he compared COVID-19 to the common flu, he finally declared a national emergency.
This move freed up around $50 billion in federal funding...
via: GettyAnd promised a new screening website and more drive-by medical tests.
It seems that now, President Trump is finally taking the pandemic seriously.
In presser, Trump says “we have a problem that a month ago nobody ever thought about.” Trump was first briefed abo… https://t.co/nMe2l4GxN1— Dan Diamond (@Dan Diamond)1584388264.0
The President has been doing some serious backtracking.
Trump: “I felt it was a pandemic long before it was declared a pandemic.” https://t.co/v3B3UQhbdM— Jan Postma (@Jan Postma)1584463905.0
He has now been sending a very different message to his people...And, like the other world leaders have all been doing, has been encouraging his citizens to band together and support one another.
And he has sent out a message of love and positivity to all those affected by the virus.
.@realDonaldTrump's message to all Americans: "We love them, we're with them, we will not let them down!" https://t.co/l6Metor1gB— Steve Guest (@Steve Guest)1584551313.0
And so far, it seems as if the government is doing what they can.
via: Getty ImagesAnd it starts now as the stimulus package has just been passed by the US House Of Representatives, which means checks could go out in 3 weeks giving $1,000 per adult and $500 per child in order to provide a little extra bit of aid during this difficult time. This story is ongoing.