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Coronavirus: How worried should US be?

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionFive countries, five responsesThe coronavirus that began in Wuhan, China, has now reached dozens of countries and it is just a matter of time before it begins to spread in the US.So how prepared is the country? How fast is Covid-19 spreading? Thousands of new cases are…

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Media captionFive countries, five responsesThe coronavirus that began in Wuhan, China, has now reached dozens of countries and it is just a matter of time before it begins to spread in the US.So how prepared is the country?

How fast is Covid-19 spreading? Thousands of new cases are being reported each day, and the true scale could be 10 times higher.There are 59 confirmed cases in the US, 10 in Canada.North American health officials say local risk remains low, but more cases are expected and this could change.How prepared is the US?President Donald Trump says the situation is “well under control”, while officials at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) warn the virus will spread and may severely disrupt daily life.US health chief Alex Azar has asked Congress for $2.5bn (£1.9bn), but lawmakers say more is needed. Over $1bn would go towards developing a vaccine. The rest would fund quarantine efforts and supplies, including surgical
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