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Response coordinator for White House Coronavirus Task Force Dr. Deborah Birx speaks as President Trump and Vice President Pence listen at Wednesday's briefing. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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President Trump arrives as Dr. Anthony Fauci looks on during a coronavirus task force news briefing at the White House on April 4. Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Secretary of the Treasury Steve Mnuchin speaks while President Trump listens during Thursday's briefing from the White House coronavirus task force. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Russian President Vladimir Putin chaired a meeting with Russian regional officials via videoconference at the Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow, Russia, Monday, March 30, 2020. Mikhail Klimentyev/AP hide caption

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