Trump claims 'Russian bounty' story is hoax as pressure for answers grows – live updates

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Scott Gottlieb, the former commissioner for the US Food and Drug Administration told CNBC on Monday that the US still isn’t testing enough people for the coronavirus, especially as outbreaks accelerate in states across the country.

From CNBC’s Squawk Box:

“The problem is that even though we have a lot of testing — we have well more than 500,000 tests a day and that’s going to continue to grow — we’re going to be short on tests in places where there’s epidemics. States like Texas and Florida, they’re falling behind on testing right now because the testing isn’t evenly distributed across the country.”

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As we’ve been reporting throughout the day, health experts and the White House are warning young Americans about the growing risk of contracting and dying from Covid-19, with vice president Mike Pence saying they “have a particular responsibility to make sure that they’re not carrying the coronavirus into settings where they would expose the most vulnerable”.

The risk is multifold because young people are more often susceptible to the same conditions that increase the risk of exposure, including working on the frontlines.” – Dr Mary T Bassett, director of the Center for Health and Human Rights at Harvard University and New York City’s former health commissioner.

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