Fri Feb 28, 2020 AT 9:34 AM EST
Vice President Mike Pence took control of the U.S. response to the coronavirus Thursday by pledging an “all hands on deck” effort, hoping to contain panic over the outbreak that fueled another rout on Wall Street.
Mr. Pence toured an operations center that is tracking the disease known as COVID-19 and said he has reached out to Republican and Democratic congressional leaders to forge a united front against the virus.
“I want to assure you in the days ahead the full resources of the government will be brought to bear,” Pence told reporters at a meeting of his new team at the Department of Health and Human Services. Read Full Story