Pence says coronavirus ‘two to three times’ more contagious than flu, predicts thousands of more cases in US

From Vice President Pence:

Vice President Mike Pence, who is the head of the White House coronavirus task force, has warned that the novel coronavirus is much more dangerous than the seasonal flu and said he expects thousands of more cases across the country.

“It’s two or three times more contagious than a respiratory illness,” he said during an interview on Fox & Friends. “And so we’ll have thousands of more cases across this country. But your viewers deserve to know that most Americans – the vast majority of Americans who contract the virus – will have flu-like symptoms and will fully recover.”

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