“World against virus”: Trump’s White House sells souvenir coins of coronavirus – National


Nothing says “I survived a global coronavirus pandemic that killed hundreds of thousands of people” like a nifty piece with the name of US President Donald Trump and tweets with the name on it.

The White House gift shop on Wednesday unveiled its contribution to the fight against COVID-19, with a new commemorative coin that presents the pandemic in warlike terms that Trump often uses on Twitter and at press conferences.

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“World against virus,” says the message on one side of the coin, as well as several Trump-style capital sentences.

“Together, we FIGHTED the invisible enemy,” says the text on the coin. “HEROES adapted every day. “

The coin shows an image of the world map with a large, colorful coronavirus hovering in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.

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A commemorative coin marking the COVID-19 pandemic is shown in this photo from the White House gift shop.

A commemorative coin marking the COVID-19 pandemic is featured in this photo from the White House gift shop.

White House gift shop

The flip side shows the White House press room where Trump has made some of his most memorable contributions to combat. These contributions include promoting unproven drug treatments, predicting the virus will disappear in hot weather, and whether humans can be cured by injecting disinfectant into their bodies.

A ring around the image features the names of Trump and Vice President Mike Pence. Another ring includes names from Trump’s coronavirus task force, including Dr. Deborah Birx, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the American surgeon general, Dr. Jerome Williams and, for whatever reason, the Secretary of the Treasury, Steve Mnuchin. The play does not include the name of Trump’s health secretary, Alex Azar.

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The coins are part of a series that commemorates some of Trump’s great moments in power. Other coins pay tribute to moments such as his meetings with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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“LIMITED EDITION PARTS”, as the gift shop calls it, will ship on June 15.

Over 58,000 Americans have already died to date, overshadowing the death toll from the Vietnam War. Health experts have not supported Trump’s wishful thinking about the virus’s disappearance in hot weather, and they have frequently warned that the world could face a “second wave” in the fall.

Nonetheless, the coins are sold to commemorate this “historic” moment this summer, says the White House gift shop.

Coins are sold for $ 100 US or $ 125 after release.

All profits will be donated to “five major COVID-19 research hospitals,” the site said.

Questions about COVID-19? Here are some things you should know:

Health authorities warn against all international travel. Returning travelers are legally required to self-isolate for 14 days, beginning on March 26, in case they develop symptoms and prevent the spread of the virus to others. Some provinces and territories have also implemented additional recommendations or enforcement measures to provide self-isolation for people returning to the region.

Symptoms may include fever, cough, and difficulty breathing – very similar to a cold or the flu. Some people may develop a more serious illness. Those most at risk are the elderly and people with serious chronic conditions such as heart, lung or kidney disease. If you develop symptoms, contact public health authorities.

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To prevent the virus from spreading, experts recommend washing your hands frequently and coughing up your sleeve. They also recommend minimizing contact with others, staying at home as much as possible, and keeping two meters away from others if you go out.

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