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As the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) continues to spread across the globe and begins to make its prescence felt in the United States, James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana look at the response in the United States, including how it seems that some in the leadership seem more concerned with deflecting blame than understanding and dealing with the problem (01:06) and whether the loss of credibility in the executive branch of the government makes the new gag rule on scientists look shady (20:10).  We also try to make sense of how the financial markets have reacted to the continued spread of the virus (33:02).

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Trump says coronavirus is Democrats' 'new hoax' in raucous South Carolina rally ahead of primary

http://https//www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2020/02/28/trump-hold-south-carolina-rally-before-democratic-primary-election/4887015002/

Trump calls coronavirus 'hysteria' the Democrats' 'new hoax'

https://www.yahoo.com/news/trump-calls-coronavirus-hysteria-the-democrats-new-hoax-011312448.html

Trump Displays Doctored Hurricane Map To Hit Alabama, Cover His Own Ass

https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2019/09/donald-trump-hurricane-map-alabama

A crowd scientist says Trump’s inauguration attendance was pretty average

https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/1/24/14354036/crowds-presidential-inaugurations-trump-average

Facebook and Twitter ask to see government report linking coronavirus misinformation to Russia

https://www.cnn.com/2020/02/28/politics/coronavirus-russia-disinformation-state-department/index.html

Facebook confirms ban on misleading coronavirus ads

https://www.theverge.com/2020/2/26/21154069/facebook-coronavirus-advertising-ban-misinformation-sense-of-urgency

 

Coronavirus Fears Reverberate Across Global Economy

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/28/business/economy/coronavirus-economy.html

The Dow keeps getting slammed by fears coronavirus will deliver a ‘supply shock’ that central bankers can’t fix

https://www.marketwatch.com/amp/story/guid/65DC2732-57E4-11EA-AD24-647BE9E52225

Cool: Health Officials, Scientists Banned From Speaking About Coronavirus Without Mike Pence’s Approval

https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2020/02/mike-pence-coronavirus-gag-rule

Democrats 'frustrated' by administration's coronavirus response after closed-door briefing

https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/public-global-health/485140-democrats-frustrated-by-administration-response-to

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