CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Hours after officials confirmed the first death in the country from the coronavirus, President Trump moved on Saturday to calm public fears and demonstrate aggressive action against the illness, including by issuing new restrictions on foreign travel.

Presiding over an abruptly announced news conference in the White House briefing room and flanked by top public health officials, Mr. Trump, who has drawn criticism for his response to the virus, warned that additional coronavirus cases in the United States are ‘likely,’ but added that “healthy individuals should be able to fully recover.'”

-Michael Crowley, Mike Baker and Nicholas Bogel-Burroughs, “Trump Moves to Calm Fears as First U.S. Death From Coronavirus Is Reported,” npr.org, Feb. 29, 2020