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China 'still lying' about coronavirus outbreak: Sen. Tom Cotton
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Senate Armed Services Committee member Tom Cotton discusses the coronavirus on ‘Sunday Morning Futures.’
Sen. Tom Cotton said Sunday that China is "still lying" about the gravity of the coronavirus outbreak that has killed more than 1,660 people.
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"The situation is very grave in part because … China was lying from the beginning, and they’re still lying today," Cotton, R-Ark., said. "And also because there are so many unknowns about this virus. For example, how many people one person can infect once they have the virus?"
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Cotton called for a "targeted travel ban" on flights from China to the U.S. in late January before the Trump administration cracked down on such travel two weeks ago.
China criticized the U.S. controls, which it said contradicted the WHO’s appeal to avoid travel bans, and “unfriendly comments” that Beijing was failing to cooperate.