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Virus effects take hold as Trump calls criticisms a 'hoax'

1 month ago   |   By Chron

TOKYO - The coronavirus outbreak's impact on the world economy grew more alarming on Saturday, even as President Donald Trump denounced criticisms of his response to the threat as a “hoax" cooked up by his political enemies.
New data released by manufacturing powerhouse China, where the virus was first detected in December, showed a sharp drop in the purchasing managers' index to 35.7 in February, down from 50 in January. Any reading above 50 indicates expansion, while a reading below shows contraction.
National Bureau of Statistics senior statistician Zhao Qinghe said the novel...
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Anthony Fauci, who the Trump administration barred from speaking freely, is a public-health hero. The disease expert guided the US through AIDS, Zika, and Ebola

Anthony Fauci, who the Trump administration barred from speaking freely, is a public-health hero. The disease expert guided the US through AIDS, Zika, and Ebola

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

The Trump administration reportedly barred Anthony Fauci , a top US experts on infectious disease, from speaking publicly about the coronavirus outbreak without approval.
Some of Fauci's statements about the virus have been at odds with claims from President Trump.
US public-health experts are angry, and one said his silence "is a threat to public health and safety."
Fauci has been director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases since 1984. He's tackled the AIDS, Zika, and Ebola epidemics.
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Trump accuses Democrats of politicizing the coronavirus, calling criticism of his handling of the outbreak their 'new hoax'

Trump accuses Democrats of politicizing the coronavirus, calling criticism of his handling of the outbreak their 'new hoax'

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

President Donald Trump accused Democrats of "politicizing" the coronavirus, calling their criticism of how he has responded to the disease their "new hoax."
Trump held a rally on Friday in Charleston, South Carolina, for his presidential campaign, where he lambasted Democrats for their criticism regarding his handling of the outbreak.
Trump's comments came after two more cases of coronavirus emerged in the US, bringing the total number of cases in the US to at least 64 cases.
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