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Your regular reminder that @realDonaldTrump proposed budget cuts to the CDC and to @NIH.

Unlike @POTUS, Democrats are taking the coronavirus outbreak seriously. We will stop the cuts to @CDCgov and pass a serious funding package to combat the virus.

JUST IN: Americans should prepare for "significant disruptions" to their lives from coronavirus, CDC says. goodmorningamerica.com/news/story/whi…
Dear @realDonaldTrump: Here are some ideas to combat the coronavirus:

-Tell the truth

-Restore @WhiteHouse pandemic position

-Reverse your cuts to @CDCgov

-Reverse your cuts to @NIH

-Have @DHS_Wolf stop telling people the kill rate is same as the flu. It’s 20 times deadlier.
NEW: President Trump is privately furious about the slide of the stock market due to coronavirus. He is expected to meet with aides tomorrow to discuss. WH is struggling to contain the economic panic over the virus' spread -- w/ @jdawsey1

Dear @DHS_Wolf: Highly disturbing you don’t know basic facts. The mortality rate for the flu is about 0.1%, and it killed over 60,000 people in the 2018-19 season. Coronavirus is about 20 times deadlier. That’s why people are freaked out.

You need to correct your testimony.
DHS Secretary Chad Wolf claims the mortality rate for coronavirus is similar to the flu, both at about 2%. Senator Kennedy says "are you sure of that?" and the secretary doubles down.

The mortality rate for seasonal flu is closer to 0.1%: pic.twitter.com/Fo6nfQrbni
Your regular reminder that @realDonaldTrump proposes cuts to:


And @POTUS already eliminated the @WhiteHouse pandemic position. This is not leadership by Trump. It’s stupidity.

Sen. Patty Murray says medical officials told senators this morning that there's a "very strong chance of an extremely serious outbreak" of coronavirus in the U.S.

She asks Azar: "Is our country ready?"
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