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CDC director says China was originally ‘pretty certain’ coronavirus could not pass between humans

Ns News Online Desk: Ns News Online Desk: Centers for Disease and Health Control Director Robert Redfield said Friday that China originally claimed the coronavirus was not contagious between humans before the virus caused a global pandemic.

“[They] originally were pretty certain that this was not transmitted human to human. Obviously that became corrected as they saw in the first three,four weeks of January that human-to-human spread was not only occurring, it’s actually as I said more infectious,” Redfield told “The Brian Kilmeade Show.”

“That led to the situation we’re in today. No one could have predicted how trans missive, how infectious this virus really is.”


Meanwhile, President Trump said Friday that he had a “very good” conversation with President Xi of China after reports emerged that the two have not spoken since the early stages of the outbreak. Trump took to Twitter to announce that the two countries are working closely together to find a solution to the coronavirus outbreak that killed about 25,000 globally and shattered the global economy.Redfield said that lifting the coronavirus shutdown would not be a “one size fits all” policy.

“The data is going to be really important. There’s many parts of this country that have very limited coronavirus infection right now and as we get certain about that surveillance data, not only in geographic areas, but as mentioned by the government, in different age groups.”

Redfield stressed that Americans must continue to adhere to the social distancing guidelines put forth by the White House coronavirus task force.

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