Have no fear, President Donald Trump announced on Wednesday, the U.S. is on top of the coronavirus outbreak. At a press conference, Trump announced that he has appointed Vice President Mike Pence to oversee the government's response to the health scare and he said he's confident that the U.S. can stop a widespread outbreak here.
So far, the coronavirus – which started in China -- has infected more than 81,000 people around the world and has killed nearly 3,000.
Trump said, "We're very, very ready for this."
Earlier on Wednesday, Trump slammed the media for making the situation "look as bad as possible," even though U.S. health experts said that the threat here is just beginning.
As of Wednesday afternoon, the total number of infections in the U.S. was at 60. (The New York Times)