Vice President Pence said that he thinks “by Memorial Day weekend we will largely have this coronavirus epidemic behind us” in a radio interview with Geraldo Rivera.
Pence emphasized that the White House’s recommended “phased approach” is the best way to ensure there is not a resurgence of the virus.
President Trump also retweeted Rivera about the interview with Pence, in which the radio host expressed some skepticism over the projection.
"If--as @VP tells me on our radio interview this morning--the worst is behind us & entire epidemic will be largely behind us by Memorial Day--less than a month away. It's @realDonaldTrump Administration's most optimistic projection. Mike Pence sticks his neck out-Hope he's right," Rivera wrote.
Dr. Anthony Fauci yesterday warned that he is “not overly confident” about the current testing capacity in the US, which governors need before they are able to reopen their states.