By MEG KINNARD Associated Press COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence on Tuesday defended the Trump administration's guidance to states on ramping their economies back up amid the spread of the coronavirus, saying it was based on the best information at the time and a spike in recent cases shouldn't mean more shutdowns. 'We really believed that was essential, that every American take these steps, and so that we would prevent our hospitals … from being overwhelmed,' Pence said of the administration's 45-day recommended social distancing guidelines. 'And the American people did their part. … We flattened the […]
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