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COVID Task Force to Hold First Briefing in 2 Months

This one won't be at the White House
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 26, 2020 6:03 AM CDT

(Newser) – With COVID-19 cases surging in many states and daily infection totals hitting new highs, Vice President Mike Pence is due to hold his first public briefing as head of the government coronavirus task force in almost two months. The White House announced Thursday night that Pence will hold the briefing Friday morning at the Department of Health and Human Services. Sources tell CNN that the task force has been largely sidelined in recent weeks and now only meets once or twice a week. Task force members including Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told a House panel this week that they hadn't spoken to President Trump in weeks. Fauci told reporters that Pence was relaying his messages to Trump. (Fauci says the next few weeks will be critical.)

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