Trump Changes His Tune

Last night President Donald Trump admitted the pandemic wasn’t “fading away,” as he’d previously dismissed the virus that’s now killed 142,000 Americans. In a largely scripted return to White House COVID-19 updates — reportedly prompted by flagging poll numbers — Trump warned the situation “will probably, unfortunately, get worse before it gets better.” The message fit the day’s tally of 1,000 coronavirus deaths. Meanwhile, a nonprofit led by former CDC Director Tom Frieden reported most states aren’t sharing key outbreak data, like test turnaround time, that would be critical to tracking and controlling the virus.

Sources: Politico, Washington Post

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