Trump appears to weigh saving economy against saving lives from COVID-19

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“We cannot let the cure be worse than the problem,” President Trump said repeatedly on Monday, referring to economic losses incurred by social distancing measures. At a briefing, he contradicted experts who say weeks or months of such measures will be needed to prevent widespread deaths and overwhelmed hospitals. That raises the question - how many deaths is Trump willing to accept in the name of restarting the economy?