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Trump's 'Gut' Collides With Science On Coronavirus Messaging

Trump told a Fox News host that some people with coronavirus "get better just by ... sitting around and even going to work." He later tweeted that he wasn't telling people to go to work while sick.
President Trump listens to Anthony Fauci, director of the NIH National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, after a tour earlier this week. Source: Brendan Smialowski

Updated at 3 p.m. ET

President Trump is known to say what's on his mind, to go with his gut and accentuate the positive. That approach is now colliding with a public health emergency in the form of coronavirus.

The challenge posed by Trump's breezy style was on full display Wednesday night in an interview in which he disputed the World Health Organization's recent coronavirus death rate estimate of 3.4%.

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