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WHO Says Coronavirus Has Pandemic Potential. Here’s What That Means




South Korean President Moon Jae-in (L) talks to a president of Daegu Medical Center, You Wan-sik (R) at the Daegu Medical Center on February 25, 2020 in Daegu, South Korea.
South Korean President Moon Jae-in (L) talks to a president of Daegu Medical Center, You Wan-sik (R) at the Daegu Medical Center on February 25, 2020 in Daegu, South Korea.
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Yesterday, it was reported that the White House is readying an urgent budget request to address the coronavirus outbreak.

Part of that money is needed to reimburse the Pentagon, which is housing quarantined evacuees from China, at military bases here in California. 

Meanwhile, the World Health Organization has declined to declare the outbreak a pandemic, but said that it has “pandemic potential.”

We get the latest and what it means for us in Southern California. 

With files from the Associated Press. 

With guest host John Rabe

Guests: 

Emily Baumgaertner, medical investigative reporter for the Los Angeles Times; she tweets @Emily_Baum

Anne Rimoin, professor of epidemiology at UCLA; she tweets @arimoin

Barbara Ferrer, director of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health