Coronavirus live news: Fauci says US needs to ‘hunker down’ this winter; global cases near 28m

Trump says US ‘rounding the corner’ on coronavirus; France records nearly 10,000 daily cases; UN calls for ‘quantum leap’ in vaccine funding. Follow latest update

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President Trump has now arrived in Freeland, Michigan, where he’s holding a rally at the airport. He’s currently criticising Joe Biden.

Landing in the Great State of Michigan now. See you soon!

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While Donald Trump told a White House briefing on Thursday that the US was “rounding the final turn (on coronavirus), and a lot of good things are happening”, the country’s top infections diseases expert, Anthony Fauci, warned Harvard Medical School panel that the US “needed to hunker down and get through this fall and winter because it’s not going to be easy”.

Fauci warned against underestimating Covid’s power to cause destruction.

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