Cruz did not that the fatality rate in the United States is far too high considering it is close to 10% here.
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, praised President Trump’s actions to combat the coronavirus pandemic in the United States Thursday, citing testimony from doctors and medical experts.
“When the president froze civilian air travel to and from China -- he did that right at the beginning of this outbreak," Cruz told “Fox & Friends.” "That step, along with quarantining any Americans coming back from the infected region -- the two of those were unprecedented, number one, but, number two -- [it] played a major role in stopping the spread of the virus."
On Wednesday afternoon, the Senate approved an $8.3 billion measure to help tackle the coronavirus outbreak one day after it passed the House. The money would pay for a multifaceted attack on a virus that continues to spread, threatening major disruptions in the U.S. and across the globe.
The plan allocates more than triple the $2.5 billion amount outlined by the White House 10 days ago, a proposal that was immediately discarded by members of Congress from both parties. Instead, they negotiated the increased figure in a burst of bipartisan cooperation that’s increasingly rare in Washington.