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Trump picks Pence to lead coronavirus response

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President Donald Trump announced yesterday that Vice President Mike Pence will lead the U.S. response to the coronavirus epidemic.

Critics pointed to Pence's track record as governor of Indiana. They say he responded slowly and inadequately in 2015 to the nation's first HIV outbreak linked to oral painkiller injections.

During a news conference announcing the appointment, Pence did not respond to a reporter's request for comment on his handling of the HIV outbreak.

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