WH Blocks COVID Task Force Members From Testifying Before Congress Without Permission

Henrietta Strickland
May 6, 2020

He said the Trump administration was "starting to look at the Memorial Day window, early June window as a time when we could begin to transition back to having our agencies begin to manage, begin to manage our national response in a more traditional manner".

The administration is planning to wind down its coronavirus task force, according to a report. He made the comments while President Trump was en route to Arizona, where he was to tour a factory manufacturing face masks to protect medical professionals and protect Americans amid the pandemic.

Pence's announcement comes as talks about reopening the economy have begun, though COVID-19 cases are still on the rise in the USA with more than a million confirmed cases and almost 70,000 deaths so far reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

"We had two years of collusion nonsense, then we tried to impeach a president, remove him from office", she said. "I've been in every task force meeting, and that's not what they are doing".

"The President's phased guidelines to open up America again are a scientific driven approach that the top health and infectious disease experts in the federal government agreed with", he added. Reporters asked Fauci if he agreed with Trump's touting of hydroxychloroquine as a treatment.

Yuba-Sutter issued an order last week that allowed for many businesses to reopen beginning Monday, including restaurants, salons, spas, tattoo parlors, shopping malls and gyms. "Whatever decision the president makes. will all be conditions-based", said Pence.

The CDC document predicts a sharp increase in both cases and deaths beginning about May 14 - which would confirm the fears of many experts who worry some U.S. states are moving too fast to reopen their economies.

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