Referring to a Trumpian “(w)hole of government approach” Pence is using the WH briefing room to dispense some disinformation where there are now 100 cases (Pence claimed 43 cases) touting a “low risk” (of dying) even as WHO calls the situation (of transmission) a “high risk” one.

More Trumpian low-balling claiming that a vaccine could be available by summer (it won’t be available for at least a year). This echos the lie needed to be corrected by Anthony Fauci in a prior meeting.

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Likely availability of therapeutics by Summer overstated.

Emphasis on 100% travel screening using Italian and South Korean data, there is not 100% screening at US ports of entry. Ambiguous comments on levels of US testing (which is lagging).

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— Richard Stengel (@stengel) March 1, 2020

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— ABC News (@ABC) March 2, 2020

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— Molly Jong-Fast (@MollyJongFast) March 2, 2020

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