US working ‘aggressively’ to mitigate coronavirus in America: Alex Azar
U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar says our country is prepared to handle the coronavirus if it spreads.
President Trump said he will address the coronavirus outbreak in a news conference at 6 p.m. ET Monday.
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The White House had not previously announced the event.
Trump, who just returned from a trip to India, tweeted that officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will also be at the briefing.
The announcement comes as the administration has sought to assure the public that the virus threat is under control in the U.S., while the CDC told Americans to prepare for an outbreak here.
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Dr. Nancy Messonnier, who leads work on respiratory diseases for the CDC, told reporters Tuesday that "it's not so much a question of if this will happen anymore, but rather more a question of exactly when this will happen – and how many people in this country will have severe illness."