The US President Donald Trump said that the federal government will not extend social distancing coronavirus guidelines.
Trump plans to resume official travel with a with his first trip to Arizona next week and hopes to hold mass campaign rallies over the next few months.
Despite this, medical experts have warned there will be little hope of having a vaccine for coronavirus by then.
The White House are focused on efforts to reopen the economy state-by-state over concerns lifting restrictions too quickly without proper testing and contact tracing could spark a second wave.
“We’re heartened that the worst of the pain and suffering is going to be behind us,” Trump said at a roundtable with company executives.
Trump’s vision has been laid out of a return to normalcy “with or without” a vaccine, and wants restaurants to reopen with packed stadiums.
Doctors and scientist’s want the USA to embrace a “new normal” and keep social distancing, but Trump told reporters, “I don’t want people to get used to this, I see the new normal being what it was three months ago.”
Next week Trump is planning a trip to Arizona followed by a possible trip to Ohio, despite most of the country remaining under lockdown.
He said, “We’re going to start to move around and hopefully in the not too distant future, we’ll have some massive rallies and people will be sitting next to each other.”
He added, by having people spaced out in accordance with social distancing guidelines “wouldn’t look too good.”