Jennifer Jacobs

Jennifer Jacobs


Sr. White House reporter for Bloomberg. Reporting what I know, not what I think. jjacobs68@bloomberg.net ?Iowa

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Scoop: US intel community in a report to White House concludes China has concealed the extent of the coronavirus outbreak in its country, sources tell @nwadhams  and me. Trump officials assumed China’s virus numbers weren’t accurate, now intel shows it.

“Don't feel like you're getting a handout from the government. Don't be proud. This is for you,” Kellyanne Conway says on Fox News. Govt coronavirus money for small businesses is meant for those who are temporarily in economic dire straits, she says.

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As we reported Monday, Birx has begun to lean on IHME projections. She said at briefing yday it uses global experiences to project hospital and ventilator needs, and deaths. “It is this model that we are looking at now that provides us the most detail.”

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Italy may be the most comparable area to the United States at this point, Pence said on CNN. The number of new coronavirus cases in Italy leveled off at a two-week low Tuesday, a sign the outbreak in Europe’s virus epicenter may be coming under control, per @business .

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FEMA hasn’t given a specific delivery date request for the 100,000 bodybags, but the agency wants them as soon as they’re ready, @ACapaccio  reports in the latest depressing news story amid the coronavirus outbreak.

US is launching "enhanced counter-narcotics operations in the western hemisphere,” Esper says at coronavirus briefing. “We must not let the drug cartels exploit the pandemic to threaten American lives.” US Southern command will increase seizures of drug shipments, he says.

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“One of our priorities must remain destroying the Mexican cartels,” US Attorney Bill Barr says at coronavirus briefing.

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Who’s 1st leader POTUS chose to sit with for bilat here at #G7  in Biarritz? UK’s new prime minister Boris Johnson. “He needs no advice” on Brexit, Trump told us. “He’s the right man for the job. I've been saying that for a long time. It didn't make your predecessor very happy."

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Dr. Fauci would prefer a 14-day national shutdown of some sort to slow down coronavirus, and has made this point of view known in admin, he says on "Meet the Press." "I think we should really be overly aggressive and get criticized for over-reacting," Fauci told @chucktodd .

Trump’s new coronavirus travel prohibitions will not apply to the trade and cargo that flow between Europe and the United States, White House says.

BREAKING scoop: HHS was hit by a cyber attack last night, sources tell me and @shiramstein . Multiple incidents of hacking.

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