Coronavirus: Secret recording captures GOP Senator raising alarm - 2020-03-19
NPR obtained a recording of Republican Sen. Richard Burr telling members of a private club that the coronavirus "is much more aggressive in its transmission than anything we have seen in recent history."
The recording was reportedly taken about three weeks ago. In a statement to Insider, Burr's communications director confirmed the recording.
"[Burr] has worked to educate the public about the tools and resources our government has to confront the spread of coronavirus," the senator's communications director said.