Coronavirus Task Force Holds Press Conference

Vice President Pence lauds work of medical community.

Sixteen states now have rising cases of the COVID-19 virus, Vice President Mike Pence reported in a press conference held by the White House Coronavirus Task Force at the Offices of the Health and Human Services Department.

The volume of new cases is a result of the great success in expanded testing, he said, with 4,000-5,000 people tested each day.  Roughly half of the new cases are Americans under the age of 35, who generally suffer less serious outcomes from the virus.

He assured that the country is not where it was several months ago. “The work of our incredible health workers and the cooperation of the American people have flattened the curve and brought us to a better place, and we continue to save lives. We are better prepared moving forward. … We’ve made progress,” he said. “But we still have work to do. … Now is the time for everybody to continue to do their part.”

Also participating in the news briefing were Dr. Deborah Birx, Dr. Anthony Fauci, HHS Secretary Alex Azar, and Dr. Robert Redfield, all of whom reinforced the importance of Americans following government guidelines, and keeping an attitude of responsibility toward one another.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For all who continue working to reduce the impact of the coronavirus across the nation.
  • For Americans to be considerate of one another as they follow the guidelines of the CDC and local health departments.
  • For those infected by the coronavirus and the medical teams attending them; and for families who are grieving the loss of loved ones.

Sources: CNN, Wall Street Journal


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