Trump's optimism about containing the pathogen contradicts a senior health official in his own administration. coronavirus nCoV
Trump's optimism about containing the pathogen contradicts a senior health official in his own administration
WASHINGTON, USA – President Donald Trump on Wednesday, February 26, said it was not inevitable that theHis optimism about containing the pathogen contradicted a senior health official in his own administration and came as authorities said they had identified the first case in the US that was of unknown origin.
As of Wednesday, there were 60 cases in the United States – 15 detected through the public health system, and 45 repatriated from abroad, either from a cruise ship off Japan or from Wuhan, the Chinese city where the first cases were identified."Italy is, you know, a deeper problem, and we're checking people coming in very, very strongly from those and at some point we may cut that off," he later added.
Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said the figure was"too little and too late," proposing instead $8.5 billion. Trump later told reporters he would be happy to accept more money.Wall Street stocks finished mostly lower Wednesday, stabilizing somewhat after a two-session rout amid growing worries over the economic impact of the coronavirus epidemic.
The Food and Drug Administration has also identified personal protective equipment, such as face masks, respirators, and gowns, as being among products at risk of shortages.
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