Watch live: White House holds coronavirus briefing with markets in free-fall
Members of the coronavirus task force are briefing reporters at the White House Monday at 5:30 p.m. ET, with the markets in free-fall over fears of the spreading virus.
The Trump administration has tried to push the message that it has a handle on the virus, even as it continues to spread. Dr. Anthony Fauci, a top immunologist with the National Institutes of Health, said on Sunday the country has moved past the “containment” phase and is now in the “mitigation” phase.
“We’ve been on this from Day One,” Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said on Fox News Monday morning.