Coronavirus US live: Donald Trump predicts 'a very, very painful two weeks'

11.18pm BST

Fact check: Testing

“We are doing more than anybody else in the world, by far” on testing, Trump said. “And they’re very accurate tests.”

11.14pm BST

The graphic outlining the predicted number of deaths, with and without mitigation, isn’t presented in a particularly sensitive manner. As a New York Times reporter in the room noted, the slide listed as “goals” up to 240,000 deaths.

That terrifying number is lower than 2.2m deaths that could occur if no distancing or mitigating measures are taken, according to the model presented by Birx.

This White House briefing room slide lists as “goals” 100,000 to 240,000 deaths.


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