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'It's a fast spreader' - Leo, Donald and the week in which everything changed

Hugh O'Connell


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Greetings: Nancy Pelosi welcomes Leo Varadkar with an elbow bump rather than a handshake on Capitol Hill in Washington. Photo: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Greetings: Nancy Pelosi welcomes Leo Varadkar with an elbow bump rather than a handshake on Capitol Hill in Washington. Photo: Niall Carson/PA Wire

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Greetings: Nancy Pelosi welcomes Leo Varadkar with an elbow bump rather than a handshake on Capitol Hill in Washington. Photo: Niall Carson/PA Wire

President Donald Trump summed it up pretty well in one of his more lucid moments sat alongside Leo Varadkar in the Oval Office on Thursday.

"It is pretty amazing when you think of what happened and how fast this spread to the world," he said.

"It was one country, then it was four countries, then it was nine - I am reading this list every week - then it was 13, then it was 22 and now I guess it's over a hundred countries.