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Trump Names VP Mike Pence To Coordinate U.S. Government Response To Coronavirus; Trump Downplays Risk As CDC Officials Call On Public To Prepare For Cases

AP: Trump urges calm even as U.S. reports worrisome new virus case “President Donald Trump declared Wednesday that a widespread U.S. outbreak of the new respiratory virus sweeping the globe isn’t inevitable even as top health authorities at his side warned Americans that more infections are coming. Shortly after Trump…

WHO Urges Every Country To Prepare For COVID-19 As Disease Continues To Spread; Outbreak Could Impact Development, Humanitarian Efforts, Experts Warn

AP: World harshens its virus response as epidemic worsens by day “Saudi Arabia cut travel to Islam’s holiest sites, South Korea toughened penalties for those breaking quarantines, and airports across Latin America looked for signs of sick passengers as a new virus troubled places around the globe. With the number…

Experts Discuss U.S., Global Responses To COVID-19 Outbreak

Financial Times: Public health experts call coronavirus a ‘pandemic’ (Greeley, 2/29). Financial Times: Ebola co-discoverer Peter Piot on how to respond to the coronavirus (Pilling, 2/28). The Guardian: Epidemics expert Jonathan Quick: ‘The worst-case scenario for coronavirus is likely’ (Spinney, 3/1). HuffPost: Obama ‘Ebola Czar’ Delivers Scathing Assessment Of Donald…

KFF Regularly Updating COVID-19 Coronavirus Tracker

KFF: COVID-19 Coronavirus Tracker — Updated as of March 1, 2020 This tracker provides the number of cases and deaths from the novel coronavirus by country, the trends in case and death counts by country, and a global map showing which countries have cases and deaths. The data are drawn…

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