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Trump considers limits on domestic travel to coronavirus hot spots
Why not stop flights between coronavirus hot spots?
Fox News’ John Roberts asks why President Trump has not stopped all travel between cities greatly impacted by coronavirus to ones less impacted.
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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he is weighing grounding domestic flights between coronavirus hot spots as he ramps up efforts to try to contain the pandemic's spread.
“We're thinking about doing that," Trump told reporters at a White House briefing, a day after he warned the nation to brace for a “hell of a bad two weeks,” with 100,000 to 240,000 coronavirus deaths projected, even if current social distancing guidelines are maintained.
Limited flights continue to run between cities like New York and Detroit, though passenger counts have plummeted across the nation. The Transportation Security Administration screened just 146,348 passengers Tuesday, down from 2,026,256 the same day last year.