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The risk from coronavirus ‘remains low’ to Americans: Azar

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Published on February 29, 2020 - Duration: 02:00s

The risk from coronavirus ‘remains low’ to Americans: Azar

U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar addressed reporters on Saturday at the White House, and said that while the risk to average Americans from the coronavirus remained low, he cautioned, "this can change rapidly."

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The risk from coronavirus ‘remains low’ to Americans: Azar

Appearing next to President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence, Azar expressed condolences to the family of the first patient to die from coronavirus in the United States.

As federal and local health officials scramble to contain the rapidly spreading disease, health officials at the White House sought to reassure Americans that the necessary precautions were being taken to prevent an outbreak.

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