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Since the start of the coronavirus outbreak, President Trump has repeatedly said that the virus will disappear. (Video: The Washington Post, Photo: Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post)

Pence calls concerns about coronavirus spike ‘overblown’ as cases surge in a dozen states

Vice President Pence blamed the media for stoking concerns about a second wave of the novel coronavirus, calling fears of a spike “overblown” in an op-ed published Tuesday in the Wall Street Journal. Pence, who leads the White House coronavirus task force, wrote that more than half of the states have reported a decline or plateau in cases.