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HHS Secretary Azar stops short of declaring public health emergency for Wuhan coronavirus

By Politico  
   January 28, 2020

The Trump administration today stopped short of declaring a public health emergency for the Wuhan coronavirus but extended screening for the virus to 20 U.S. airports. HHS Secretary Alex Azar said at a briefing the administration has offered assistance from the CDC to Chinese authorities either directly or in conjunction with the World Health Organization but has not yet received the go-ahead, though representatives are still talking.

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