Dr. Deborah Birx, coordinator of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, warned that many cases are emerging in many states
Dr. Deborah Birx warned US governors on Friday on a “broad increase” pandemic COVID-19 throughout the country as the weather cools, contradicting the statement of President Trump United States is “Hanging out”.
Birx, the coordinator of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, said in a call that nearly a third of the nation is in a COVID-19 red dot and things are not getting better as people turn to. to indoor activities.
“This is a huge increase in every state where it’s getting cold,” Birx said in audio of the call obtained by CBS News . “… We are learning from the far north about how dramatic that spread can be, and we still don’t see improvement in Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota or Wisconsin.”
The pandemic will only stabilize if “everyone in their states” takes mask use, social distancing and hygiene seriously, Birx warned governors, and people should cut back on indoor gatherings with family and friends. The goal is “to build a bridge for human behavior change over the next several weeks,” he said.
On the call, Dr. Anthony Fauci said the US should know in December if we have a safe and effective vaccine , probably from Moderna or Pfizer. The doses of the vaccine are already prepared “so that we can start working” if a determination is made to grant one of the vaccines an emergency use authorization. That will allow distribution in late December and early January to those who have priority.
“We should know sometime in December whether or not we have a safe and effective vaccine, or more than one vaccine, ” Fauci said.
Trump does not follow these warnings
President Trump has been flouting the guidelines of his own task force, holding rallies with thousands of people and flouting Minnesota’s 250-person limit at an election rally on Friday.
Trump’s language on COVID-19 has become, if anything, less cautious after he won his battle against the virus with the help of the best medical treatment in the country.
Even as the pandemic spreads across the country, the White House Coronavirus Task Force has become less visible and less active, meeting only once a week.
White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows on Sunday acknowledged what everyone in the task force already knew: The Trump administration “is not going to control the pandemic,” he told CNN.