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Trump Ignored Coronavirus Warnings from His Own Administration as Early as January

HeadlineApr 07, 2020

The New York Times has revealed that White House trade adviser Peter Navarro starkly warned the Trump administration in late January that a coronavirus outbreak could lead to hundreds of thousands of deaths and tank the economy. Navarro cautioned in a memo that the “risk of a worst-case pandemic scenario should not be overlooked” based on the situation in China at that time. The Washington Post reported over the weekend Trump also dismissed warnings about the coronavirus from U.S. intelligence and Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar in January as “alarmist.”

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