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Feb. 27, 2020, 1:39 AM UTC. By Jane C. Timm. After coming under fire for painting an overly rosy picture of the coronavirus threat , President Donald Trump hewed closely to the facts Wednesday in a news conference at the White House . Flanked by government officials, he accurately told the nation the risk to Americans remains low, that the country should prepare out of an abundance of caution, and that a vaccine was in the works. Here's what the president said, and what the facts are. CLAIM: THE RISK TO AMERICANS IS LOW. “The risk to the American people remains very low,” Trump said during the news conference. Later, pressed on whether or not he agreed with health officials' view that corona... Full story

27 February