Trump To Visit Atlanta CDC HQ For Virus Briefing

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports:

President Donald Trump is set to visit the Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday as he tries to calm growing fears about the coronavirus outbreak.

The trip was scheduled a day after health officials confirmed the first death in the U.S. from the coronavirus, leading the president to issue new restrictions on foreign travel and warn that additional cases of the illness are “likely.”

The president, who has faced criticism that he’s trivialized the extent of the threat, said this week he will also discuss a potential vaccine for the virus this week with health officials.