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In January 2020, who called Covid-19 "the Wuhan coronavirus" and stated that "declaring an emergency may stigmatize the country struggling with an outbreak"?

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On January 23, 2020, the New York Times reported that the World Health Organization "decided not to declare the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak a global emergency" and that "declaring an emergency may stigmatize the country struggling with an outbreak, and spur costly bans on travel and trade by other countries, even if health authorities discourage those actions." A week later, President Trump enacted a ban on travel from China, from which an average of 14,000 people per day were coming to the U.S. The ban had exceptions for U.S. citizens and certain others in conjunction with "orderly medical screening and, where appropriate, quarantine of persons who enter the United States and who may have been exposed to the virus." On the next day, Joe Biden tweeted that "we need to lead the way with science -- not Donald Trump's record of hysteria, xenophobia, and fear-mongering."

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