Why President Trump Won’t Lift the National State of Emergency Order

That’s the question on everyone’s mind. Why? Even after the CDC published their revised numbers, the first thing President Trump announced at his August 31, 2020 presser was, “I am pleased to announce that AstraZeneca vaccine has reached phase three clinical trials. So that’s joining another group of vaccines that are very close to the end and, hopefully, approval. In the United States, we’re doing things that nobody thought would have been even possible. This is a process that would have taken, in some cases, years, and we did it in a matter of months. Thanks to the efforts of Operation Warp Speed, we remain on track to deliver a vaccine very rapidly, in record time.”

CDC State Operations Guide