President Trump Addresses Corona Virus Fears Wednesday Night, Names Pence Epidemic Tzar.
Following 2000 point drop in Dow this week, US President belays fears
March 1, 2020
President Donald Trump is also scheduled to hold a news conference at 6:30 p.m. to address coronavirus concerns in the U.S.
Because we closed our borders to China earlier, the risk to us is very very low. We will do whatever we have to, as the disease spreads. The level in our country is very low. Just 15, we took in some from Japan because they're American citizens. These people are all getting better.
Of the original 15 people, 8 of them have returned to their homes. In very good shape, so we have a total of 15 with some having fully recovered.
We're gonna spend whatever is appropriate. We've had tremendous success. At the same time, you do have outbreaks in Italy, China an d some other countries
I had a great talk with Pres. Shi of China, that spread has gone down quite a bit over the last 2 days. In China, it seems to have gotten quite a bit smaller.
We're requesting 2.5 billion. Some Republicans say 8 and a half billion
We're very very ready for this. Whether it's a breakout of larger proportions or at a low level. We're going to be at 5 people very soon
Johns Hopkins, highly respected place, did a study of the Countries best prepared for an epidemic, and we're rated #1. Ahead of UK, Canada, Netherlands, Thailand.
We're doing something else that's important. Mike Pence has a very good system for healthcare, he's really very expert at the field.
I'm going to put Mike Pence in charge. He will be working with a team of professionals and doctors," said Trump
Then Trump took the microphone and said while the risk remains low, he will be leading a team of professionals. He then asked the Secretary of Health and Human Services, Dr. Azar, to take the microphone.
A CDC doctor said we were over a year away from an effective vaccine to Coronavirus.