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Coronavirus began spreading in the US in January — predating President Trump’s travel restrictions and the detection of community transmission, CDC says

A medical worker walks down a New York street on May 29, 2020.
A medical worker walks down a New York street on May 29, 2020.

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  • Nearly a month before community spread was first detected, “sustained, community transmission” of the coronavirus in the United States began in late January or early February, a report from the CDC says.

  • A “single importation” from China was followed by “several importations” from Europe, the study’s authors found.

  • “As America begins to reopen, looking back at how COVID-19 made its way to the United States will contribute to a better understanding to prepare for the future,” said CDC Director Robert Redfield.

  • Redfield said that

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Trump’s alternate reality on COVID-19 threat

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump appears to be living in an alternate reality when it comes to the COVID-19 threat.

Over the weekend, he clung to the misguided notion that the virus will just “disappear” even as his top science experts and GOP allies bluntly say otherwise.

Trump also continued to wrongly insist that anyone who wants a coronavirus test is getting one, made the head-scratching suggestion that the virus is under control when infections are surging to fresh daily highs and lodged false accusations against the nation’s top infectious diseases expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci.

The statements came in

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Trump’s move to quit WHO cites flawed facts

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump spread a number of false and misleading claims about the World Health Organization in announcing his decision to cut U.S. ties with the agency over the coronavirus epidemic.

Trump last week said he would halt funding and a decades-long U.S. relationship with WHO, accusing it of being effectively controlled by China and misleading the world about the virus. The president referenced his May 18 letter to WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus that laid out specific allegations and demanded changes.

An AP Fact Check finds numerous inaccuracies in that letter.

Trump accuses WHO of ignoring

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