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President Trump addressed the nation in a Wednesday evening news conference at the White House to discuss how his administration was handling the coronavirus threat-- saying that a vaccine is being developed "rapidly" and "coming along very well." However, Anthony Fauci, who heads the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said later at the press conference that a vaccine would not be applicable to the epidemic for a "year to a year-and-a-half." The president also announced he was putting Vice President Mike Pence "in charge" of coronavirus prevention efforts, effective immediately.
President Trump said today the coronavirus outbreak was not yet a serious event for the United States and that things were ‘under control’.https://t.co/Qia7Ov57SX— L Todd Wood (@LToddWood) February 27, 2020