Trump economic adviser says “there’s barely any impact” to US economy from COVID-19

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Larry Kudlow Director of the National Economic Council listens as US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo(not shown) and Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump(not shown) host an event celebrating the one-year anniversary of the White Houses Womens Global Development and Prosperity (W-GDP) Initiative in the Benjamin Franklin Room of the Department of State in Washington, DC on February 12, 2020. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)

Top Trump economic adviser Larry Kudlow downplayed the prospect of a significant impact to the US economy from coronavirus today. 

Asked by reporters about the potential impact of the coronavirus on the economy and whether he anticipates it being similar to the effect of SARS, Kudlow said, “I understand the risks, and I understand these things could change quickly, but right now what we know is there’s barely any impact here at home.”

“The human toll in my opinion is more important than the statistics… [China’s] getting hurt very badly,” he added. 

Source: CNN News

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