Former US Naval Intelligence Officer John Jordan says “hospitals aren’t being overrun” in direct contravention to what US experts were saying and projected numbers of sick people “just aren’t materialising”.
“A lot of these hospital expansions and field hospitals are empty,” he said.
“They’ve turned convention centres into field hospitals and there are no patients in there; the US Navy hospital ships only have a few patients on board.”
Mr Jordan said if the coronavirus crisis “doesn’t go on too long”, businesses will be able to open “in bits and pieces” by May and jobs will return in the US where nearly 17 million people are unemployed.
“The longer this goes on, the more damaging to the economy – the more structural damage there is.”