After providing misinformation in several press conferences and briefings—including deadly inaccurate medical advice—President Donald Trump's response to the global pandemic is drawing criticism from around the world.
Now with the Trump administration's push to end social distancing efforts in order to boost the economy—and profits at Trump Organization businesses—experts in public health and epidemiology are urging the public to make good choices despite the GOP backing Trump's play.
A new expert entered the conversation Wednesday. Only this expert knows how to be a President who thinks of the well-being of the people of the United States over profits for big businesses.
President Barack Obama shared an article detailing the public health crisis playing out in the United States largest city right now on Twitter Wednesday morning.
Obama captioned the post:
"These are the burdens our medical heroes already face in NYC. It's only going to get harder across the country."
"Another reason to maintain social distancing policies at least until we have comprehensive testing in place."
"Not just for our sake—for theirs."
Despite never mentioning Trump, many saw the post as a clear indictment by the 44th President of the 45th President's failure to properly address the global pandemic.
Some offered their own solutions, like encouraging people to use telemedicine.
Of course, Trump does have his fans who will attack anyone who doesn't show proper fealty, including someone offering medical help during a public health crisis.
But the majority of responses were decidedly not fans of President Trump's pandemic performance.
People asked for guidance from former Presidents during this time of unease.
And one person suggested the type of social distancing that would benefit people the most.
Experts in public health and infectious diseases recommend social distancing for all people, frequent hand washing, wiping down with antiseptics of frequently touched surfaces, avoiding touching your face when you are out in public and self isolation or quarantine if you think you have been exposed to the virus.
While the Trump administration and their Republican allies are pushing people to return to work, for schools to reopen and for business to return to normal by March 30, people need to decide whose advice will protect their life and the lives of their loved ones.