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Trump say feds developing new guidelines for virus risk

Donald Trump Vice President Mike Pence speaks about the coronavirus in the James Brady Briefing Room Thursday
Deanna Wagner | 27 March, 2020, 02:41

World Health Organization has been facing backlash for appreciating China's efforts to tackle the outbreak, even as the country gets blamed for delayed action.

Trump's pronouncement came as the White House and Congress headed toward a deal to inject roughly $2 trillion into the economy to stave off a deep recession, and aimed to get the economy up and running following widespread disruption from the global pandemic.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D), whose state has become the country's epicenter of the crisis with almost 31,000 cases, said Wednesday that coronavirus may peak in New York on April 15 - three days after Trump is hoping to see "packed churches all over our country" for Easter service.

Trump wrote that new coronavirus testing capabilities would allow his administration to identify "high-risk, medium risk and low-risk" counties.

"Since the USA still doesn't have enough tests to meet demand, the most immediate action we can take right now is to prioritize who gets tested", a representative of the American Clinical Laboratory Association said about the situation in an email to NPR on Wednesday.

When asked about Republican Senator Marco Rubio's statement that WHO displayed "favoritism" towards China, Trump said, "It (WHO) has been very very much sided with China. I think that a lot of people feel that it's been very unfair", Trump replied.

Among the jobs eliminated were epidemiologists and other health professionals whose departure left the CDC office in Beijing "a shell of its former self", according to one USA official who worked in China at the time of the drawdown.

I talk about the Chinese virus.

Under Ghebreyesus' leadership, the World Health Organization has been actively advancing global cooperation against the contagious illness and gained wide recognition from the worldwide community, Xi said.

When can consumers expect to receive their coronavirus stimulus checks?
For those making less than $75,000, expect to receive a check of $1,200 per adult and $500 per child under the age of 17. How much are you going to get, exactly? "We're looking to get a lot more information and we have procedures to do that".

"There need to be consequences here".

The president and some of his supporters continue to suggest China was responsible for the pandemic, which began in Wuhan, and some members of the administration have called it the "Wuhan virus".

Tedros had praised China's leadership for its "determination to end the new coronavirus outbreak".

When he visited China in January, Tedros praised the nation's "seriousness" and "transparency" in tackling the outbreak.

Tedros has been accused of aiding the Chinese "propaganda".

China has also contributed Dollars 20 million to World Health Organization for its fight against COVID-19 in different countries.

Subsequently, WHO sent a team of experts to Beijing, Guangzhou and the virus epicentre Wuhan. "Based on cooperation & solidarity, China has committed to protecting its citizens & all people globally from the outbreak", he said in another tweet.

COVID-19 was first reported in China's Wuhan city in December 2019.