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Trump resists national shutdown

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President Donald Trump is resisting calls for a national stay-at-home order, preferring to give governors “flexibility" on whether to issue the edict on a state-by-state basis.

That call for flexibility Wednesday came after the White House released new projections that 100,000 to 240,000 Americans could die from the coronavirus even if current social distancing guidelines are maintained.

“We trust the governors and the mayors to understand their people and understand whether or not they feel like they can trust the people in their states to make the right decisions,” Surgeon General Jerome Adams said.

Read more from The Associated Press.


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