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Dow plunges 974 points after Trump comments worry traders

Dow plunges 974 points after Trump comments worry traders
Reuters / Jianan Yu



US stocks fell sharply on Wednesday after President Donald Trump told the country to brace for a "very, very painful two weeks" amid the coronavirus pandemic.




The White House projected that the US could see 100,000 to 240,000 deaths from COVID-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus.




The losses came on the heels of the worst-ever first quarter for the Dow Jones industrial average.




Read more on Business Insider.




US stocks fell Wednesday after President Donald Trump issued a dire new warning about pain ahead due to the coronavirus pandemic.A 
Trump told Americans to brace for a "very, very painful two weeks" during a press briefing Tuesday evening, adding "this is going to be three weeks like we've never seen before."
The White House is now projecting that the US could see between 100,000 and 240,000 deaths from the coronavirus pandemic, peaking over the next two weeks. Right now, the US has 189,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19, currently the largest outbreak in the world. As of April 1, 4,000 have died of coronavirus in the US.A 
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