White House is looking to wind DOWN coronavirus taskforce

A man wearing a protective face mask crosses 7th Avenue in a nearly deserted Times Square in Manhattan during the outbreak of the coronaviru

A man wearing a protective face mask crosses 7th Avenue in a nearly deserted Times Square in Manhattan during the outbreak of the coronaviru

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said it was up to governors to decide how many deaths they find acceptable.

Democrats are bristling at the restriction on gathering information about the nation's response to the pandemic.

He added that Dr. Fauci will testify before the Senate.

He is now being allowed to testify before the Republican-held Senate, and breaking with the White House's official messaging, Trump claimed his appearance before the House would have been "a setup".

Trump was referring to the new committee overseeing the Trump administration's response to the coronavirus pandemic, led by Rep. James Clyburn, D-S.C.

The White House's prediction is based on Centers for Disease Control and Prevention modeling, though reported COVID-19 deaths have already far outpaced the CDC's model. 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.

After being locked down for almost two months, US President Donald Trump on Tuesday said that it is time now for him and all in the US to go back to work.

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New hospitalisations for the virus remained in the mid-900s for a fourth day, a plateau that Cuomo said he found troubling. Overall in the United States, there were 34,000 new cases on Friday, the highest daily total since April 24.


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Washington has so far presented no evidence publicly that the virus came from a lab, which Beijing strongly denies. He noted this is not the first time the world has been exposed to a virus due to failures in a Chinese lab.


"For the month of May, no Task Force members, or key deputies of Task Force members, may accept hearing invitations", said a memo from the White House Office of Legislative Affairs leaked to CNN, The Wall Street Journal, and RealClearPolitics on Monday.

The institute wrote that the revisions reflected "rising mobility in most US states as well as the easing of social distancing measures expected in 31 states by May 11, indicating that growing contacts among people will promote transmission of the coronavirus".

Despite the grim trajectory laid out by these private projections, which are labeled "For Official Use Only", President Donald Trump has been pushing for states to re-open and kickstart their economies.

Health experts caution that moving too quickly could cause a spike in cases in some regions, even as the outbreak in NY begins to subside. I hope baseball can get going.

The White House previously rejected a request from a House Appropriations subcommittee for Fauci to testify.

The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington more than doubled its previous projection of about 60,000 total deaths, an increase that it said partly reflects "changes in mobility and social distancing policies".

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