Trump says US coronavirus spread 'not inevitable', mulls new travel bans
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Community spread means spread of an illness for which the source of the infection is unknown."At the right time we may do it, right now it's not the right time," he said in response to a reporter's question.The president added that Vice-President Mike Pence had been assigned to lead the charge in coordinating the government's response and reporting back to him, taking over the role from health secretary Alex Azar.
On Monday, the White House asked Congress to make at least US$2.5 billion available for preparedness and response, including developing treatments and vaccines and buying equipment for a strategic national stockpile."Low Ratings Fake News MSDNC (Comcast) & @CNN are doing everything possible to make the Caronavirus look as bad as possible, including panicking markets, if possible," he tweeted, using a derogatory name for cable news network MSNBC that suggests it is connected to the Democratic National Committee.
In the US, officials have voiced fears for the supply of medical products because a high proportion of ingredients used to make medicine comes from China.
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