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ABC News 25 Mar 2020

Country preparing for the worst in handling coronavirus cases


Teams set up a makeshift morgue outside New York's Bellevue Hospital, something they did during 9/11 and Hurricane Sandy.

Dr. David Ho, director and CEO of the Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center, talks with Rachel Maddow about how the shape of the graph of new coronavirus cases in other countries can be a guide to expectations for the United States. Aired on 3/13/2020.
President Trump has declared a national emergency over coronavirus, said he "doesn't take responsibility" for the lag in testing. On Friday House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced a deal on a coronavirus aid package that would ensure free testing and paid emergency leave. But what do these measures mean for daily life, and will they be enough to prevent coronavirus from overwhelming the health care system?
China says there were eight new coronavirus cases in Hubei province, a low since the outbreak started.
The rate of new coronavirus cases in the United States has been faster than in most other countries in the world.

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