President Donald Trump has a history of undermining the medical and scientific community and he has proved his stand once again by calling the school re-opening guidelines issued by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention “very tough and expensive.”

Trump’s efforts to undermine the medical community and his failure to tell Americans to make efforts to stop coronavirus from spreading has only pushed the country toward a worse state with the exploding numbers of coronavirus cases being reported each day.

Within hours of Trump calling CDC’s strategy tough, Vice President Mike Pence said that the CDC will issue revised guidelines concerning school re-opening. The comment left millions of Americans confused and baffled as the Trump administration cleared that the priority was to reopen schools even as the lives of people are at risk amid an exploding number of COVID-19 cases in the country.

"The President said today we just don't want the guidance to be too tough, and that's the reason why, next week, the CDC's going to be issuing a new set of tools, five different documents that will be giving even more clarity on the guidance going forward," Pence told reporters after Trump’s comments.

Dr. Robert Redfield of the CDC said that the purpose of revising the guidelines is not to be used as a rationale to keep the schools closed. He further clarifies that CDC’s guidelines will remain the same but it will not have additional reference documents for communities that are trying to reopen.

"It's not a revision of the guidelines; it's just to provide additional information to help schools be able to use the guidance we put forward," he said in an interview.

On Tuesday, Trump had demanded that all schools open in the fall and the reporters asked how it could be achieved safely considering the increasing number of coronavirus cases in the country.

This is not the first time that Trump has disagreed with or disregarded the believes or guidelines of the medical community. He has always touted the use of hydroxychloroquine for the prevention and treatment of coronavirus, which is an anti-malarial drug that the scientists have declared has no benefits for COVID-19.

Also, he is never seen wearing a mask in public, which has been deemed absolutely essential by the medical community to prevent coronavirus infection when outside.

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