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Trump plans to resurrect business as usual by Easter. Is this madness?

For the US president, it’s about keeping the commercial numbers healthy, no matter what the experts say

James Titcomb

As cities and states in the US implement increasingly strict measures to contain the coronavirus pandemic, Donald Trump’s anxiety about the response’s effect on the economy has grown in parallel.

In recent days the US president, who has staked his leadership on the strength of the economy, has said “the cure cannot be worse than the problem itself”. He wants America to be “opened up for business”.

Gloomy data published on Tuesday added to fears about the economic fallout, even as confirmed cases of coronavirus in the US came close to 50,000 and the World Health Organisation warned that the country could become the new centre of the pandemic...

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