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Pence, CDC Head Lay Out Virus Criteria to Reopen U.S. Economy

  • Trump administration begins to eye criteria for staggered move
  • Pence says tests, therapeutic treatments, CDC guidance needed
Bloomberg business news
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Vice President Mike Pence and one of the top U.S. health officials said reopening the country’s economy hinges on the government seeing major communities at the end of their coronavirus outbreaks and developing treatments for the disease, among other hurdles.

“Let’s be clear: Reopening the country, as the president is very anxious to do at the earliest responsible moment, will be through a combination of facts,” Pence said Thursday evening at a White House briefing.