Obama urges Americans to continue social distancing despite Trump’s wish to reopen economy

Obama urges Americans to continue social distancing despite Trump’s wish to reopen economy
Barack and Michelle Obama

[Ed. – Since he’s insinuating himself into the current crisis, perhaps he’ll want to apologize for the current shortage of N95 masks, which he depleted and never restocked as president.]

Former President Barack Obama on Wednesday urged Americans to continue social distancing in an effort to stem the spread of coronavirus, a noticeable difference in tone from his successor, who has publicly suggested opening up the nation in two weeks to boost the economy.

In a tweet, Obama shared a news story about overwhelmed health care workers in New York hospitals helping coronavirus patients and said, “another reason to maintain social distancing policies at least until we have comprehensive testing in place. Not just for our sake—for theirs.”

“These are the burdens our medical heroes already face in NYC. It’s only going to get harder across the country,” Obama wrote.

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Obama has tweeted encouraging messages during the outbreak, though he’s not directly criticized the Trump administration’s response to it. Obama has urged Americans to protect themselves and others from coronavirus by taking “common sense precautions.”…

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