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Trump, US officials send mixed messages on virus risk here


February 26, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and chief 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 few people with it." A "lot of talent" and...

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