Trump and governors spar while endangered sea turtles thrive amid COVID-19

Washington DC: Following the coronavirus outbreak, measures have been heightened in order to contain the spread. Over the past month, people have been “staying at home,” abiding by the rules. The evident slump in the economy and toll on small businesses has led to protests. Rallies were staged all across the country, clearly flouting the “social distancing” dictum. When this question of citizens defying the rules was brought forward to Trump, he said:

“You are allowed to protest, Some have gone too far, some governors have gone too far. Some of the things that happened are maybe not so appropriate.”

President Donald Trump speaks during a coronavirus task force briefing at the White House, Friday, April 10, 2020, in Washington. | Image via: Time Magazine

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“And I think in the end it’s not going to matter because we’re starting to open up our states, and I think they’re going to open up very well. As far as protesters, you know, I see protesters for all sorts of things, And I’m with everybody. I’m with everybody,” he added. President Trump views the protests as signs of patriotism. “I’ve never seen so many American flags,” he said. He also claimed that the people part of the protest love their country and want to get back to work.

Citizens in Michigan, Ohio, Virginia, Minnesota, Texas, and Florida, are rumored to stage rallies in the upcoming week. Reports claim that Death threats have been sent to the Governors of these states to lift the “lockdown”. According to Mike Pence, Vice President of the United States, roughly 5 million Americans will be tested by the end of April. Although the economy is plummeting, tests need to be doubled before reopening, experts claim. More than 755,000 US citizens have been preyed upon by COVID-19.

Meanwhile, in Florida

Amid the COVID-19 mayhem, endangered sea turtles increase in number. The “now” plastic and waste-free beaches in Florida helps in the thriving of leatherback sea turtles. The staff at Loggerhead MarineLife Center in Juno Beach, Florida have marked and counted the number of nests. They realized over 76 nests, which is an improvement by a huge margin when compared to last year.

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Leatherback sea turtles Source:The Guardian
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“We’re excited to see our turtles thrive in this environment,” Sarah Hirsch, the center’s senior manager of research and data, told West Palm Beach News Channel 12. “Our world has changed, but these turtles have been doing this for millions of years, and it’s just reassuring and gives us hope that the world is still going on. The chances that turtles are going to be inadvertently struck and killed will be lower, All of the reduced human presence on the beach also means that there will be less garbage and other plastics entering the marine environment. Ingestion and entanglement in plastic and marine debris also are leading causes of injury to sea turtles,” he said. The 76 nests were found in the land that’s stretched by 9 miles.

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Source: Guardian, NYPost

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