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Trump, US officials send mixed messages on virus risk here

1 month ago   |   By Boston Herald

By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR and JONATHAN LEMIRE
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump and his top economic adviser said Tuesday that the new coronavirus is under control in the U.S., even as the government's top disease fighters warned Americans to prepare for an outbreak here.
The mixed messages came as the stock market tumbled for a second straight day and lawmakers of both political parties questioned whether the White House's request for $2.5 billion in virus response funding will be enough to prepare the nation.
Speaking earlier in the day from New Delhi, India, Trump said “we have very...
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Coronavirus 'WILL' spread in the US, CDC warns

Coronavirus 'WILL' spread in the US, CDC warns

1 month ago   |   By WCVB

U.S. health officials are issuing an elevated warning about the spread of coronavirus, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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CDC official warns Americans it's not a question of if coronavirus will spread, but when

1 month ago   |   By WGN TV

The latest tally of novel coronavirus cases in the United States has jumped to 57, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as one of the agency's top officials warned Tuesday that health experts expect to see the virus spread.
"We expect we will see community spread in this country," said Dr. Nancy Messonier, director of the CDC's National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases. "It's not so much a question of if this will happen anymore, but rather more a question of exactly when this will happen and how many people in this country will have severe...
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Top health officials are warning coronavirus will spread in the US - challenging Trump's claim the virus is contained

Top health officials are warning coronavirus will spread in the US - challenging Trump's claim the virus is contained

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Top health officials said on Tuesday that the spread of the coronavirus is "inevitable" and said the virus could severely disrupt the lives of ordinary Americans.
"It's not a question of if this will happen, but when this will happen, and how many people in this country will have severe illnesses," a top CDC official told reporters.
The heightened warnings from top health officials contrasts with those emanating from the White House, which downplayed the threat.
"All of this is part of the same message," the health secretary said at a press conference. "This is a very serious public health...
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