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Virus Exposes U.S. Unreadiness, Testing Trump’s Grip on Crisis

  • Supply shortages pop up while local officials seek information
  • Trump says more cases are expected but overall risk still low
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Cell Biologist on Coronavirus: The Way It Is Spreading Is a Concern
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President Donald Trump insists his administration is ready for a coronavirus outbreak in the U.S., yet reports of new cases in several states over the weekend will test his effort to project control over the spreading infection.

With global markets sliding on concerns the virus could touch off a worldwide recession, Trump now faces the most serious challenge of his crisis-management skills -- one that could imperil his bid for a second term. So far, he has painted any criticism of his handling of coronavirus as an attempt to undermine his presidency.