This (like everything in the Trump administration) is troubling for a variety of reasons.
Trump brought up the criticism he faced when he closed off travel to China earlier this month, noting that Democrats called him racist because of it.
"If we have a pandemic, then nearly certainly we are going to get impacted", Fauci told CNN.
Since appearing in december 2019 in China's Hubei province, COVID-19 has infected 78,190 people in China, of which 2,718 have died, according to World Health Organization data.
Trump concluded his remarks by placing Vice President Mike Pence in charge of overseeing the emergency, which likely includes further negotiations with congress about funding.
As the media coverage of the virus has increased, Trump has grown concerned that even fears of an outbreak would stagger Wall Street, leading him to wonder aloud if Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar was the right person to lead the administration's response, the officials said. They wanted to base it on the IN system. But if I hadn't acted quickly, we would have been in a very different situation today.
"I don't think it's inevitable" that the virus will spread, the president told reporters.
In 2011, as a member of Congress, he voted to cut funding for Planned Parenthood. The county was particularly hit hard, because roughly one in five residents live below the poverty line and intravenous drug use is a rampant problem. That decision set the stage for the state's largest-ever HIV outbreak. Indeed, coronavirus appears to have a much lower fatality rate than Ebola, but it has spread more widely.
As the AP continues to explain, the money that the government used to fight the initial outbreak was from a congressional fund created for health emergencies. As the number of HIV cases continued to rise, Pence turned to prayer, The New York Times reported.
According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), one repatriated ex-passenger of the cruise ship will be the first trial participant in the research center's experimental treatment for the novel strain of coronavirus.
In 2018, researchers at Yale University found the epidemic could have been prevented if Pence and state officials had acted faster. More than 200 infections were eventually attributed to the outbreak in Scott County, Ind. Trump "made the choice of putting someone absolutely not up to the task to this crucial position".
"This decision could cost people their lives".
Wednesday evening, President Trump told the American public Pence would now be in charge of keeping Americans safe.
And during the 57-minute press conference, the President downplayed the risk the virus poses, contradicting his own public health officials. "All they're trying to do is get a political advantage", he said.