The virus is highly contagious. Cases in the U.S. seem to be doubling every week. If the present trend continues, something like eight million people may be infected by the end of June. Most people have mild cases and need little if any medical help, but if the number of people who are infected continues to grow at the present rate, the relatively small percentage of people who will need intensive medical care will be so numerous that hospitals and clinics will be overwhelmed, and the fatality rate will rise substantially higher than it would reach if the spread of infections had been slowed.
In trying to minimize risks and contravene facts instead of educating the public and taking steps to reduce the rate of spreading of the disease, the Trump administration is, in yet another way, inflicting tremendous damage on our country.