• October 21, 2020

$6 Trillion and counting: the cost of fighting coronavirus

 $6 Trillion and counting: the cost of fighting coronavirus

The U.S has spent a total of $6 trillion fighting the coronavirus and that number is expected to rise. Isn’t it time China pays for their negligence and malfeasance in aiding the spread of the virus?

The unprecedented amount spent fighting the virus certainly warrants President Trump cutting off funds to the WHO, which the world recently found out was catering to China and spread false information and Chinese propaganda during the onset of the pandemic.


Washington Post via MSN News

In late February, the Trump administration said it planned to spend $2.5 billion to fight the coronavirus. A month and a half later, President Trump signed off on spending almost a thousand times as much — $2.35 trillion. And that amount doesn’t include the Federal Reserve’s efforts, which are harder to measure but seem likely to blow past the $4 trillion mark. The dual rescues, each historic in its own way, put the country on track to eclipse World War II-era highs in the national debt and the Federal Reserve’s balance sheet. All told, the U.S. government has committed more than $6 trillion to arrest the economic downturn from the pandemic. The moves appear to have calmed stock market investors but may not be enough to hold the economy together if the health crisis drags through the summer. When you combine the steps taken by Congress and the Fed and account for how the two interact, America’s national coronavirus response represents more than a quarter of U.S. economic output. To feel the weight of that sentence, try thinking of “quarter” as a measure of time, not a fraction.


Thomas John


Thomas John is dedicated to fighting back against the Fake News and their baseless attacks on our President. He is the Secretary and Director of Communications for the Lehigh County Republican Party in Pennsylvania.

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