Trump criticises Dr Birx over COVID-19 warning

US President Donald Trump has publicly rebuked the head of the White House coronavirus taskforce.
He has accused Dr Deborah Birx of “hurting” his administration after she said the spread of COVID-19 throughout urban and rural America marks a “new phase” in the pandemic.

Al Jazeera’s Rob Reynolds reports.

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In This Story: COVID-19

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  • a high temperature (e.g. head feels warm to the touch)
  • shortness of breath (if this is abnormal for the individual, or increased)

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