Pence to lead US response to coronavirus -

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...Following days of sending mixed messages on the risk the poses to the United States, President Donald Trump announced Wednesday morning he will hold a news conference at the White House with Centers for Disease Control representatives at 6 p.m. and blamed news organizations for making coronavius "Look as bad as possible."

..."Ultimately, we expect we will see community spread in this country," Dr. Nancy Messonnier, director of the CDC's National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, said Tuesday at a news conference.

...Trump, speaking in New Delhi on Tuesday, played down concerns about the coronavirus in the U.S., saying the situation was "Under control" and was a "Problem that's going to go away."

..."We have very few people with it," Trump told reporters at a news conference in New Delhi, adding that he was not totally caught up on the latest details because of his trip to India but that "The people are getting better, they're all getting better," referring to patients in the U.S. "I think that whole situation will start working out. Lot of talent, lot of brain power is being put behind it," he said.

...The administration on Monday asked Congress for emergency funding to deal with crisis - $1.25 billion in new funding and another $1.25 billion shifted from existing funding previously allocated for other reasons, including some designated to deal with the Ebola virus.

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