The White House coronavirus task force is slated to address the public on Thursday for the first time in months as the Covid-19 outbreak continues to worsen across the United States.
he briefing comes just hours after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also broke its months-long silence, holding its first news briefing since August. The CDC used that briefing to urge Americans against traveling for Thanksgiving.
While Covid-19 vaccine manufacturers have announced positive steps in recent weeks, the U.S. outbreak continues to deteriorate. The U.S. reported more than 170,100 new cases of the virus on Wednesday, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. That’s the second-highest one-day spike reported to date.
In the room for the coronavirus task force briefing at the White House: VP Pence, HHS Sec. Azar, Dr. Fauci, Dr. Birx, CDC Dir. Redfield, among others
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