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Trump Downplays Concerns Over Return of Coronavirus Later This Year

By Kyodo News 24 April 2020

WASHINGTON—US President Donald Trump on Wednesday played down concerns over a possible second wave of coronavirus infections later in the year, saying it “can never be like anything that we’ve witnessed right now.”

The remarks came as the head of the US health protection agency the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned of an even more “difficult” time next winter because two respiratory illnesses could be circulating at the same time—the novel coronavirus and influenza.

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