terminate its relationship with the World Health Organization, a move he had threatened throughout the coronavirus pandemic and one that earned quick criticism from both sides of the aisle.

“Because they have failed to make the requested and greatly needed reforms, we will be today terminating our relationship with the World Health Organization and redirecting those funds to other worldwide and deserving, urgent global public health needs,” Trump said.

The President said that the “world needs answers from China on the virus. We must have transparency.”

February that the virus would disappear “like a miracle,” all four witnesses did not raise their hands.

When asked if they agreed with Trump’s past assertions that the virus was comparable to the “common flu,” Dr. Anthony Fauci, responded, “It is not the common flu.”

Aside from Fauci, Dr. Robert Redfield, from US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr. Brett Giroir, from US Department of Health and Human Services and Dr. Stephen Hahn, from the Food and Drug Administration are testifying today before the House on the Trump administration’s response on the coronavirus pandemic.

What Trump has said: At the coronavirus briefing on Feb. 26, Trump said: “This is a flu. This is like a flu”; “Now, you treat this like a flu”; “It’s a little like the regular flu that we have flu shots for. And we’ll essentially have a flu shot for this in a fairly quick manner.”

On Feb. 27, Trump told attendees at an African American History Month reception in the White House Cabinet Room that “It’s going to disappear. One day it’s like a miracle, it will disappear.”

The President added that “from our shores, you know, it could get worse before it gets better. Could maybe go away. We’ll see what happens. Nobody really knows.”

more young people are testing positive for coronavirus.

The shifts in demographics have been recorded in parts of Florida, South Carolina, Georgia, Texas and other states — many of which were some of the first to reopen.

And while some officials have pointed to more widespread testing being done, others say the new cases stem from Americans failing to social distance.

Young people are more likely to have milder outcomes from coronavirus, but they can still infect others who are more at risk.

“With younger age of recent infections in at least some places such as Florida, expect a lower death rate in this wave … until the 20-40 year olds who are infected today go on to infect others,” Dr. Tom Frieden, former director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said on Twitter.

2 hr 11 min ago

Fauci has no regrets about not telling Americans to wear masks sooner

From CNN’s Amanda Watts

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Kevin Dietsch/Pool/Getty Images

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, does not regret telling Americans they should have been wearing masks sooner.

Speaking Tuesday to the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Fauci explained how the situation was different a few months ago.

“I don’t regret that because let me explain to you what happened. At that time, there was a paucity of equipment that our health care providers needed — who put themselves daily in harm’s way of taking care of people who are ill. We did not want to divert masks and PPE away from them, to be used by the people,” he said.

“Now that we have enough, we recommend … ” Fauci began answering before he was cut off for the next question.


3 hr 33 min ago

Fauci says he’s “never seen” a virus with range of symptoms like Covid-19

From CNN’s Amanda Watts

Kevin Dietsch/Pool/Getty Images
Kevin Dietsch/Pool/Getty Images

Dr. Anthony Fauci told lawmakers that in his entire career, he’s never seen a single virus that has such wide array of symptoms, like coronavirus does – and that confuses people. 

“I’ve been dealing with viral outbreaks for the last 40 years. I’ve never seen a single virus  — that is one pathogen  — have a range from 20% to 40% of the people have no symptoms,” the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases said during his testimony before the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

This is just one of the “perplexing things about Covid-19,” he noted.

“Some get mild symptoms, to some get symptoms enough to put them at home for a few days. Some are in bed for weeks and have symptoms even after they recover. Others go to the hospital. Some require oxygen. Some require intensive care. Some get intubated. And some die,” Fauci said.

Because of this, the health expert said the situation is “very confusing to people because some people think, ‘It’s trivial. It doesn’t bother me. Who cares?’”

Fauci said that confusion has triggered Americans to have a “lack of appreciation” for responsibility.

Addressing the younger generation, Fauci said, “If you get infected and spread the infection  — even though you do not get sick — you are part of the process of the dynamics of an outbreak. And what you might be propagating, inadvertently  — perhaps innocently  — is infecting someone who then infects someone, who then is someone who’s vulnerable.”

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