Vice President Announces New Virus Task Force Members

Additions seek to balance public health with reopening economy.

Vice President Mike Pence announced the addition of new members to the Coronavirus Task Force. His efforts signal a balance of opening up the economy, shoring up crucial food supply chains, and prioritizing public health.

“Thanks to President Trump’s leadership and the efforts of the American people, we’ve saved lives. Slowed the Spread, and states are Opening Up Again,” the vice president said in a statement. “The new members of the White House Coronavirus Task Force will add expertise in the fields of vaccines and therapeutics as well as worker safety as the Task Force renews its focus on getting Americans back to work.”

The new members include Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, Secretary of Labor Gene Scalia, Director of the National Institutes of Health Dr. Francis Collins, FDA Director of the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research Dr. Peter Marks and Administrator of the Health Resources and Services Administration Thomas Engels. 

Previously, Vice President Pence had indicated the task force could wind down by Memorial Day. Now the administration is signaling the change about the future of the work that they will continue indefinitely.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For all of the members of the Task Force and the work they continue to do to keep American safe and informed.
  • About the need to shore up the food supply chains, and to keep a check on food prices.
  • For members of the American public to show self-discipline and personal responsibility in their actions as some of the states are beginning to reopen their economies.

Sources: TownHall, CBS News, Politico


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