By NICK GOSNELL
HUTCHINSON, Kan. — Congressman Dr. Roger Marshall praised President Donald Trump's goal to slow the spread of COVID-19, but then quickly get the country back to work.
"We have a President that's really leading us," Marshall said Thursday. "He's led us on the travel ban from China. He led us when he saw the FDA and CDC was failing us, without anybody else even thinking about it, he was already two weeks into working with the private sector. Now, he's already made this goal of at Easter time to have business back open. That's a pretty lofty goal."
Marshall believes it's possible, with some caveats.
"I think that there's going to be, by then there will be antibody testing," Marshall said. "We'll know who has had it and who hasn't had it, things like that and those people can get back to work."
Marshall doesn't think we're at the top of the curve yet, though.
"I think we have three more weeks where it's going to keep getting worse," Marshall said. "Probably three weeks for the country. The number to keep your eye on is the number of new cases per day. When we start seeing the number of new cases per day going down that's going to be the first signal that the worst is behind us."
The three week time frame is contingent upon everyone continuing the social distancing and hygiene practices they have implemented thus far.