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Well corona virus will be the topic when president trump told a news conference tonight at six PM they'll be joined by CDC officials will carry it live here on WCBS eight eighty Republicans and Democrats are worried that the country isn't prepared as the CDC warned of an inevitable pandemic we get more now from CBS news correspondent Nancy quarters from Capitol Hill lawmakers from both sides challenge the White House Tuesday on its two point five billion dollar budget for fighting corona virus if you lo lo something like this you pay for it later land securities yes Sir and you can't tell me if we have enough for a spring and its plan for stockpiling supplies have enough face masks we for the department of homeland security might not asking for the department homeland star you would ask him for the American people for the for the entire American public yes No I would say probably not minority leader Chuck Schumer is requesting eight point five billion dollars in emergency funds to combat the virus that's more than three times the amount requested by the trump administration the CDC's Dr and shook it told CBS this morning who's most at risk for the virus system what we know so far this severe cases are primarily occurring in the elderly and adults with chronic conditions like diabetes or chronic lung disease we haven't seen the disease to any great extent in children there have been fifty seven confirmed cases in the U. S. mostly people repatriated from China or from a cruise ship in Japan the first American soldier has contracted the virus in South Korea the military says a twenty three year old soldier based in camp Carroll was in self quarantine at home Brazil's government has now confirmed the first case of the new coronavirus in Latin America in China there are now more than seventy eight thousand confirmed cases there have been more than twenty seven hundred deaths from the