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Coronavirus US live: Trump fumes over report social distancing was delayed as deaths pass 22,000

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This is Joan Greve in Washington, taking over for Martin Pengelly.

Dr Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease specialist, will be taking questions live on C-SPAN tonight at 8 pm ET.

Dr. Anthony Fauci takes your calls.
LIVE tonight on C-SPAN … 8pmET primetime @cspanwj
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It’s worth a look at what the #FireFauci tweet retweeted by Trump said.

It was tweeted by DeAnna Lorraine, a “Republican/Christian” who ran unsuccessfully to challenge Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for her California seat later this year, and it says:

Fauci is now saying that had Trump listened to the medical experts earlier he could’ve saved more lives. Fauci was telling people on February 29th that there was nothing to worry about and it posed no threat to the US public at large. Time to #FireFauci…

No. Right now at this moment there is no need to change anything that you’re doing on a daily basis.

“Right now the risk is still low but this could change. I’ve said that many times, even on this programme. You’ve gotta watch out because the risk is low now. You don’t need to change anything you’re doing. When you start to see community spread, this could change and force you to become much more attentive.”

Related: Fauci confirms New York Times report Trump rebuffed social distancing advice

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