Trump Visits CDC After Coronavirus Fears Throw Schedule Into Chaos

Mike Pence speaks into a microphone at a podium

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While the elderly and immunocompromised might be mortally at risk due to COVID-19, they have no idea what's it's like to have a nice Sunday golf outing ruined Monday by market panic, a massive drop in oil prices and even more reports of novel coronavirus cases and deaths.

"Globally, about 3.4% of reported COVID-19 cases have died", the WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said on Tuesday.

As of 6 p.m. Saturday, there were four positive tests for coronavirus in New Jersey (three in Bergen County and one in Camden County), according to the state's health department.

In addition to advising people to properly and frequently wash their hands and refrain from touching their faces, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has also urged anyone who feels ill or exhibits coronavirus symptoms to stay home from work in hopes of preventing potentially deadly germs from spreading.

Pence said during the briefing that he does not know whether Trump has tested for the disease.

The White House overruled health officials who wanted to recommend that elderly and physically fragile Americans be advised not to fly on commercial airlines because of the new coronavirus, a federal official told The Associated Press. "I'm proud of it", Trump said. "We are going from the calm before the storm to the beginning of the storm", said Frieden, who now heads Resolve to Save Lives, an organization promoting global public health.

Trump later said it made sense for him to stop in Atlanta, given that he was on his way from Nashville to Palm Beach, Fla., where he plans to spend the weekend.

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"I don't think it's a big deal".

That prompted one of the show's panelists to interject and ask: "So, you're saying they were low information?"

But so far, the president's approach, based on tax breaks, is receiving a cool response from Democrats as well as Republicans from his own party who say it's too soon to consider fresh spending from Capitol Hill.

Over 500 cases of coronavirus have been diagnosed in 35 states and the District of Columbia, not counting cases stemming from repatriation or contained on a cruise ship that docked in California, Trump administration officials said.

"We're also going to be talking about hourly wage earners getting help, so that they can be in a position where they're not going to ever miss a paycheck", he said, adding he would also be discussing relief measures for companies affected.

The vast majority of people recover from the new virus. "Now the exception to that would be if the President or others developed symptoms, then you would probably go ahead and test".

"We are the captains of the ship", Pelosi said during a closed-door meeting, according to a person in the room unauthorized to discuss the private caucus and granted anonymity.

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