Trump weighs economic impact of shutdown as backlash grows

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JILL COLVIN, JOSH BOAK and RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump put it bluntly: "WE CANNOT LET THE CURE BE WORSE THAN THE PROBLEM ITSELF." Trump, who tweeted his declaration overnight, is caught in the middle as tensions are rising between those who argue the country needs to get back up and running to prevent a deep depression, and medical experts who warn that, unless more extreme action is taken, the human cost will be catastrophic. Health experts have made clear that unless Americans continue to dramatically limit social interaction — staying home from work and isolating themselves — the number of infections will overwhelm the health care system, as it has in parts of Italy, leading to many more deaths. While the worst outbreaks a
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