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Fresh update on "white house coronavirus task force" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News
"After more than 25,000 National Guard troops were brought into the U. S Capitol after the deadly attack on the Capitol, building the clothes conditions or having a predictable effect. CBS NEWS National Security correspondent David Martin is at the Pentagon. Approximately 150 of them have tested positive for covert. That number seems likely to go Weps since those 25,000 stayed through Wednesday's inauguration and are only now starting to go home. All those who came in contact with them now have to quarantine and there was another potential super spreader of then Thursday night when troops guarding the capital were told they would have to take their rest breaks somewhere else. And ended up crammed into an underground garage. David Martin CBS NEWS PENTAGON in a statement, the W T. O P. The National Guard Bureau says personnel have been following CDC guidelines and that they had their temperatures check, then completed a screening questionnaire. The bureau adds that masks and social distancing are required where the mission allows. A new report about former president Trump and allegations that he was scheming from within to overturn the 2020 election results. The New York Times reports a Justice Department lawyer named Jeffrey Jeffrey Clarke was planning with Trump to oust acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen to clear the way to force lawmakers and Georgia to reverse the results there and then install his own eggy. The plan never came to fruition since several department insiders threatened to resign if it happened combination of this, you know, Four year long pressure campaign on the Justice Department's trying to force it to bend to his will. And so it had gone on for so long. It's no surprise that had very last dramatic gas. Before he left. Katie Benner broke the story for The New York Times, joining w. T o p last hour. Clark said that this account contained inaccuracies but did not specify adding that he could not discuss any conversations with Mr Trump or Justice Department lawyers coming up after traffic and weather, remember, Doc They're Deborah Burkes, the former White House coronavirus task force member talks about her work and her difficulty staying on the team 11, 35 and 24 protects against staphylococcus areas and in terror back torero jeans bacteria, but does not provide 24 hour protection against viruses. Every time you touch a surface, you leave behind bacteria to keep surfaces sanitized all day. Use microbe and 24 sanitizing spray spray on hard surfaces to kill 99.9% of viruses and bacteria, initially, including the virus that causes coded 19 once try microbe and 24 sanitizing spray is effective for 24 hours on bacteria when used as directed. What's in store this week. It's staples printing you new signs for the times. Get back to business with custom printed signs.
"white house coronavirus task force" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"But in particular What is your biggest regret for the past year in them, And in the midst of this pandemic that you wish you could have corrected or done over? Thank you for that question, and what I really said is I would retire after it was clear that Biden administration had everything they needed, whether that next month, February, March or April. That's what it will be. I would return to my home agency. But I'm certainly want to make sure that the incoming administration is extraordinarily successful that is successful. I think that last year what I learned from going out to states was absolutely crucial. And I wish I had done it in April because it really changed. How We thought about the virus. The policies that we worked with states on and really the importance of communication at that state level and really understanding what was making people more vulnerable. I'm from the tribal nation to our inner city, African American and Hispanic groups to really understand how we had a surge testing in a strategic way, and in a new way, so Knows what I learned in the field. Going to 44 states and two universities was really essential. It's a lot to be on the ground, and I think when many people weren't traveling, that really became critical to understand what governors what The help the help individuals were confronting talking to hospitals and really understanding and then hearing what communities said and really listening, and that was really critical, and I wish I had gone out towards the end of April. That's Dr Deborah Berke. So the White House coronavirus Task Force check out sound on every Monday through Friday.
"white house coronavirus task force" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM
"A T A R news 92 3 FM news. I'm Jerry a holding her a week after a deadly attack on the U. S Capitol. The House places the blame for it on President Trump Speaker Nancy Pelosi in a bipartisan way. The House Demonstrated. That no one is above the law. Not even the president of the United States members voting 232 to 197 to impeach the president for second time that's unprecedented, charging him with incitement of insurrection. In a new video released by the White House Wednesday night, President Trump offered his most forceful condemnation yet of the violent insurrection of the capital last week. There is never a justification. For violence. No excuses. No exceptions. America is a nation of laws, but the president again did not acknowledge playing a role in inciting the crowd of his supporters. House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy said the president bears responsibility for the attack on Congress. Karen Travers, ABC NEWS Washington. Some Democrats want to know why there were so many tours of the Capitol the day before the attack. Several Democrats think the Capitol attack may have been in part and Inside job. They witnessed massive tours of people seeing the capital layout just a day before the attack. Some Democrats so alarm they reported them to the surgeon in arms because they had restricted or eliminated tours during Cove. It those Democrats demanding an investigation to find who let those people in and if they were doing research for the next day's attack, Sandy Fields more signs of a post holiday covert surge fall winter covert surge has been at nearly twice the rate of rise of cases as the spring and summer. Urges, says the White House coronavirus task force in its words, There's significant continued deterioration from California across the sun belt and up into the southeast, Mid Atlantic and northeast, suggesting aggressive community spread. That NBC's chuck See written, you're listening to ABC News. Arizona's new station, use station K T a R on hair 92 3 FM online at K t a r dot com and streaming Live on the K T A R news app. You're breaking news and traffic now. It's 902. Good evening. I'm temper Dale, and here's her top story to Arizona congressman are now subject of an investigation request. Ghosts are and Andy Biggs, along with state lawmakers. Mark Finchem and Anthony Kern are mentioned in the letter sent by a group of Arizona Democrats to the U. S. Department of Justice and the FBI. The Democrats alleged they may have been involved in or helped facilitate the attack on the U. S Capitol last week, and they're asking for further investigation. Look, force her. Katie, Our news.
Georgia has 26th highest coronavirus cases in the country
"Has the 26th highest rated coronavirus cases in the country. That's according to the latest data from the White House Coronavirus task force this time last month, Georgia ranked 48
"white house coronavirus task force" Discussed on WBAP 820AM
"W B A P forecast mostly sunny this afternoon with a high in the low seventy's. That is partly sunny 71 of DFW Airport, Congress passed a $900 billion bill to provide economic relief for American individuals and businesses faced by the cove in 19 pandemic. Texas Restaurant Association president Lee Right, says the bill includes a second round of forgivable loans for the paycheck protection program. Very large number of people that have been dreading this application process this forgiveness process that That overnight. Now I don't think you realize it's down to really a page and a half that's going to give you back hours and hours of time, she says. The bill it's a big win. The coordinator of the White House coronavirus Task Force plans to retire doctor Deborah Berke says she is planning to retire, but we'll stay on the job to help with President elect Joe Biden's coronavirus response if needed. In an interview with the new site, newsy. Burkes did not give a timeline for retirement, but says she will be helpful in any role she can be before retiring. Burkes has faced criticism recently for traveling to Delaware with family members. She says the trip was to do with a property sale, and only members of her immediate household traveled with her. CDC is encouraging Americans not to travel over the holidays or gather with different households in Washington, shared Halpern a Fox News Texas, missus closing numbers on Wall Street, The Dow down 201 points. NASDAQ Up by 65. The S and P. 500 down by eight. Again the high Today in the low seventy's. It is 71 degrees from the W B A P News desk. America BUSHMAN Your Next updated four o'clock 24 7 coverage of WB ap dot com. Insight and analysis of the historic 2020 election happens here and historical election. He's talking 20, WB 18 W b a p dot com 0003 32 time. Rick Roberts. This is Rick Roberts show with you every day Monday through Friday from 2 to 5. Glad you're along, trying to make our connection with Rudy Giuliani. In the meantime, let me get your calls Jim in Rockwall, Jim, how you doing? Red K. Thank you, sir. Appreciate you taking my call. Merry Christmas. Merry Christmas, Mom. You know, I've been listening to the calls over the last couple of days. And the message is that The people want to send to our elected officials and I just have to say that At this point, I've been a lifelong Republican voters 35 plus years of voting Republican ticket and at this point, I don't see a difference between in jail At the end of Democrats, they're indistinguishable. Don't they put their own self interests? Uh, the career interests of their families and their donors ahead of God, country and constitution. And honestly, I think they look at we, the people you look it. It's in the the figurative sense. They look at us as pawns in a chess board, and they think that 600 pieces of silver Well, we'll buy our continued apathy. And the sad point is or the said. Thought that occurred to me is is they're probably right. There's so many American voters and just become lazy. They don't research they don't read. They don't look at who they're voting for. They don't look at what they're voting for. They don't care, you know, And maybe it's because they're too busy just working and feeding their families. I don't buy it. I don't buy it. I think that there's just a A ah, level of apathy there that we are going to continue to see. I think some of us though there's some of us That look at the GOP as a as a bloated corpse. They're they're they're dead to us going forward on. That's the case with May I think it's time for a new party. One that will fight for constitutional principles. Or for cru law and order and equal justice under the law for meritocracy or Family for, you know, respects of the family and the strength of the family and what that does to a society on how it builds a strong society that respects Work, respect private property respects. Industriousness and ingenuity and rewards those things. On. So for me going forward 2022. I'm not voting for a single incumbents. There's no incumbent that I'm voting for they the old line from Batman. What? This town needs an enema. Absolutely this. This political system needs an anima. There's none of them in there, whether it's from the White House down that's really looking at the people with the exception of maybe 12. And that all the trump I've got into at this point, Jim, I would I would have been good call. I appreciate I would submit to you The reason you feel that way, Or maybe you felt that way before. But the reason You've been you've been validated knows beliefs is because of Trump Trump has shown all Americans as well as the political process. Hell. Things can work when you're working on behalf of the American people, not on behalf of a party, not on behalf of special interest. That's why we need Trump. That's why we need someone in the White House that's working on behalf of the American people. You know, talk is cheap. You know, I've heard the Democrats talked for quite a while now. But I haven't seen any actions to bolster their opinions on day. In many ways, you're right in meant because of the process because of the way Washington D. C works. You are right. But there is I would submit there is a big difference between Republicans. Or should I say conservatives and Democrats a big difference? I think we've all seen that and we've seen it in the last four years. What did the Democrats do for four years? Did any of the Democrats work on behalf of their Democratic constituents know I mean, if you're a Democrat, voter on do you stand back from this? You tell me what you're elected leadership did for you in the last four years. They did absolutely nothing. They knew they couldn't win on the economy. They knew they couldn't win on tax breaks. They knew they couldn't win on these horrible trade deals, so the only thing left to them was to get rid of the competition. So that's what they did for the last four years. And somehow some way, Um, Democrat voters in this country felt that that was enough. It's not absolutely not on the Biden crime syndicate was happy as they could be to roll along and do what they do. And I'm sorry. I do see a big difference between Democrats and conservatives. When it comes to working on behalf of the American people. You look at what Trump did. In his first term. That was more than the last three presidents combined. Now we've got a lot of problems, as Morgenstern admitted with the process. You know this stimulus bill this cupboard stimulus bill is an absolute joke. It's really a slap in the face to all Americans. If you look and break it down and see exactly what it is. You know, with these tens of millions of dollars going to Pakistan for gender studies, and sure, Lenka for renovating a new boat of some sort. I mean, just million's after millions after millions and you're getting a $600 check. Half after being locked down and shut down because of covert 19. I'm sorry They didn't miss a paycheck, Did they? I don't think so. Um, and they had plenty of time. Lenny of time. Now they're making excuses. Well, you know, we couldn't get this done before Christmas because a B C D They couldn't get it done before Christmas because once again as always, they were playing politics. With America's future, That's your future and your kid's future. That's what we're talking about. All right, let me step aside very quickly back to your calls trying to make our connection with the Rudy Giuliani will do that. Next on news, talk a 20 w B A P Despite the year 2020 has been. We still have a lot to be thankful for. We still live in the greatest country in the world and the greatest state in that country. The great State of Texas from.
Deborah Birx, White House Coronavirus Coordinator, To Retire After Biden Transition
"White House Coronavirus Task Force plans to retire boxes. Jared Halpern has that story from Washington. Dr Deborah Berke says she is planning to retire, but we'll stay on the job to help with President elect Joe Biden's coronavirus response if needed. In an interview with the new site, newsy. Burkes did not give a timeline for retirement, but says she will be helpful in any role she can be before retiring. Burkes has faced criticism recently for traveling to Delaware with family members. She says the trip was to do with a property sale, and only members of her immediate household traveled with her. CDC is encouraging Americans not to travel over the holidays or gather with different households in
Vaccine rollout ramps up across U.S. as new coronavirus variant is being tracked
"Vaccines, two of them now approved for fighting covered 19. But will they be effective against a potential new and reportedly more contagious strain that's been detected in the UK as Americans are vaccinated against Cove in England is facing a strict lockdown and is also reporting what health experts say is the new strain of covert that can spread up to 70% faster. White House coronavirus task force me Amber Admiral Bret Jerar says with the vaccines we have. He's not worried yet. Very importantly, we have not seen a single mutation yet that would make it evade the vaccine. Juror says scientists have seen more than 4000 mutations of covert Still to say that a strain can't be vaccine proof would be naive. So research continues.
Birx travels, family visits highlight pandemic safety perils
"Government guidance to limit celebrations for the holidays or even tougher people giving the guidance to abide by before thanksgiving Dr Deborah Brooks coordinator of the White House coronavirus task force told people thinking about holiday gatherings to be vigilant in this moment of bringing people together to really limit on interactions indoors to immediate household the day after thanksgiving Burke's travel to one of her vacation properties in Delaware she was accompanied by three generations of her family from two households Brooks acknowledged the visit to the AP that it was to winterize the property but added her family did share a meal there Brookstone experience underlines the complexity and difficulty of trying to navigate the perils of the pandemic and Donahue Washington
White House Coronavirus Task Force backs restoration of inbound travel from Brazil, UK and Europe, sources say
"Coronavirus Task Force this morning is recommending. Lifting some travel restrictions. It's recommending allowing inbound travel from Brazil, the United Kingdom of the European Union and how they would continue to restrict travel from China and Iran now is up to President Trump to approve the lifting of the restrictions or not. There are 27 nations in the European Union. The task force was not unanimous in its recommendation. And some officials with the Centers for Disease Control or calling it reckless.
New Record: Arizona Reports More Than 12000 COVID-19 Cases
"More than 12,000 coronavirus cases reported in Arizona today. And while some of those cases were ones from the past few days that had not yet been reported, the most recent White House coronavirus Task Force report shows the coronavirus numbers are heading in the wrong direction. As of December, 6th, Arizona had 460 new cases per 100,000 residents. That compares to the national average of 385 for 100,000. Now, Arizona ranks 14th in the country for highest percent positivity
Dr. Deborah Birx: No gatherings allowed without masks
"Without a mask. I'm him who? So Fox news, and it doesn't matter if you're outside or inside, there isn't a state Without increasing cases right now, except Hawaii, Dr. Deborah Burke's with the White House Coronavirus Task force on NBC's Meet The Press, Health and Human Services. Secretary Alex A. Czar says major transmission is occurring and crowded bars and restaurants and during multi household indoor gatherings were seeing these surgeon cases in the United States but also in Germany, France, UK, Spain, It's about behavior and cold weather. The secretary on Fox News Sunday. Ah, grim
The Latest: Vaccine chief thinks shots will be long-lasting
"While vaccines are on the way members of the White House coronavirus task force warned they won't save the country from the current wave of infections and Americans should not let their guard down health and Human Services secretary Alex HR tells ABC's this week we're seeing it spread from multi household gatherings overcrowded indoor restaurants and bars these the settings were interventions need to take place as for vaccines we could see FDA authorization within days but it's going to go according to FDA's gold standard process and when you might expect to get it thinking in the February March time frame that you're going to see more general vaccination and by the second quarter of next year Wilson will have enough vaccine for every American that wants it Ben Thomas Washington
Arthur Caplan: The COVID-19 Vaccine
"Vaccine candidates currently awaiting emergency use authorization from the FDA, with more likely coming soon in the middle of what the White House coronavirus task Force says is the most dangerous period off this pandemic, So what's taking so long to get a green light on the vaccines? Arthur Caplan, founding head of the Division of medical ethics at and my use. School of Medicine's been with us before Welcome back. Thank you for having me. So let's see if I can set the stage for this. So here we are in the US, we failed miserably at containing the virus. We failed miserably at controlling the virus. We failed miserably at rolling out testing. We failed miserably. A contact tracing And now a vaccine that was invented in Germany was developed here in the U. S by U S company is already going by next week into the arms of countless people in the UK How did that happen? What happened because they have a different style of emergency use approval. They do rolling data every week. Their regulatory body takes a look. We set up meetings with advisory committees. Have them review the data. Then wait a couple more weeks for the FDA to review all the data, and there's a lot of it. We're talking thousands of pages, so they're willing to kind of do it week by week and keep the regulators if you will poised to move where a little more staggered. Trying to kind of do it on our schedule basis with time in between, for the big review. I like the European idea, but I've called for our groups to go faster. I mean, people are dying. As you pointed out, we flubbed just about every aspect of this, so getting the vaccine out as fast as we can to health care workers and nursing home residents is crucial. But I think my cries are falling on deaf ears. We're gonna be waiting another two weeks. Yes, you say we were just talking about meetings now There's too many meetings, actually. But when is our next like Gold Post meeting? There's something that's happening on on the 10th. And then after that, maybe we have another week or two before people actually get shots or another meeting. Yeah, well, the tent will be the big meeting lot of recommendations being made that about emergency use to the FDA. The FDA will take a day or two to think about it. And then I think they'll say OK, and happily, some vaccines already shipping. Uh, there have been shipments in New York State. I think California's got some ready to go. So I'm thinking Maybe five days. Six days after that, December 10th meeting, say December 15 16 should start to see healthcare workers on the front lines getting vaccinated. Why do we have this? Almost madness. Mike and I were talking about it as you pointed out during the break. For meetings. I mean, sometimes there's you know, a meeting can have a good purpose. But in an emergency situation like that, you know if the ship is sinking, you don't want to first have a meeting to decide what you're gonna do with life boats to get on the lifeboats and get off the sinking ship. So meetings. They're killing us. Well, here's why it's trust. So if you look at the polls, there's a lot of folks saying I don't know about this vaccine. I'm not gonna take it member of vaccines only as good as the number of people who accept the vaccine we can have vaccines discovered. But if they stay on the shelves because people reject them, they're no good. Um Even doctors and nurses in some recent polls have shown reluctance to take these new vaccines. They're nervous. They think they've been rushed. We had a situation that Britain didn't have quite is badly, which is we had a president in the White House, pushing, pushing, pushing get these things approved before Election Day. You know, I want to be able to claim that I solved the problem, said Donald Trump, He bred an enormous amount of doubt. Then he went after some of his own experts, so it isn't just the meetings. It's the distrust that Exists here in vaccines in what the federal government is saying about vaccines in what authorities say about vaccines. That's part of what we're overcoming by having these drying assemblies where the FDA says the date is good, and we're signing off. Just some people overcome some of that when they see the health care workers get them. I mean, if all the nurses have taken it, and everything's working out, Okay, and then some of your essential worker neighbors start taking it and it's working out, okay? I think that's a great point. And I think that is exactly what's gonna happen. I think all we see these polls saying, I don't know I'm not sure I don't want to be first. If your grandma is in a nursing home, and you know that many people have died there. If you see all these sports teams getting cut up, unable to play, canceling things because of high positivity rates if you're stuck, isolating and quarantining because things were out of control and health care workers and people who work in nursing homes again. Things and they're having no adverse reactions and it looks like they're getting protection. I think we're gonna shift from meetings and we're gonna shift from distrust to how come I can't get this vaccine, But it's not here in line. Very, very briefly. What happens with all I mean, all these vaccines? I know, because I'm in one of the trials. What happens to all these trials that were designed for two years? That can't go on Canada. It's good point. Thank you for being in the trial. But here's what happens As soon as these things get approved. You were others. They're going to say my in the placebo group, because if I am I want a chance to get this newly emergency authorized vaccine and I want out of the placebo group. Sometimes scientists say, Well, we can't do that. You signed up. We need to get the data. For more than two months or three months. You gotta stay in, but I think that's not gonna happen. People have to know if they're in the placebo group, and they want to go get this agent. They have to be on blinded. You have that right? You should know and be able to say I want to take this vaccine. If I'm in a high risk group. I want to get it. Arthur Gambling founding
"white house coronavirus task force" Discussed on NewsRadio WIOD
"White House Coronavirus Task Force report obtained by ABC News Centers for Disease Control director Dr Robert Red File degree. He's one of the major drivers of transmission is not the public's where it's actually the home gatherings where people let down their guard the Florida Department of Health reports another 9994 covert 19 cases today, along with 97 recent resident deaths, the statewide death toll Now 18,776 Florida's chief financial officer, Jimmy Petronius, is calling for a limit on the number of Corona virus related lawsuits filed against businesses. Lawmakers are expected to propose a bill to protect businesses, but they will likely stopped short of granting full immunity. There's been an officer involved shooting in ST Petersburg police say Shots were fired just south of downtown. After four o'clock this afternoon, one person and the officer was shot. A second officer suffered minor injuries that are not gun related. They Pinellas County use of deadly force Investigative task force. Is conducting the investigation. Initial reports are that the officers okay, but no official word yet from police. The great American race will allow a limited number of fans in the stands. The Daytona International Speedway says fans will be allowed in the stands and limited capacity because of the cove in 19 pandemic during the 63rd annual Daytona 500 sent for Sunday, February 14th. Speedway president Chip Wall said. Well, we won't be able to have a capacity crowd. We're excited that we can host the Daytona 500 with those in attendance on Larry Stillman with Florida's news on John Conrad. You hear your car? 0%.
'Assume you became infected' with COVID after Thanksgiving gatherings: White House task force report
"The coded risk to all Americans is at a historic high. That's the urgent and blunt message to the nation's governors from the White House Coronavirus Task force. A new document obtained by ABC News says that all Americans under age 40, who gathered with anyone outside immediate family at Thanksgiving. Should quote assume you became infected. It goes on to say those younger Americans air quote, dangerous to others and should isolate from anyone high risk and get tested immediately. The task force says Americans over the age of 65 or with significant health conditions should not enter any indoor public spaces where anyone is unmasked. Karen Travers, ABC
Scott Atlas resigns as coronavirus adviser to Trump
"Is resigning. Dr Scott Atlas, the Stanford University Nero radiologist, brought in as a coronavirus adviser to President Donald Trump is leaving the White House. Ah White House official confirms Atlas resigned at the end of his temporary government assignment. Atlas had no formal experience in public health or infectious diseases, and he clashed with top government scientists, including White House coronavirus Task Force members. Dr Anthony Fauci and Dr Deborah Burkes Atlas was at the tip of the spear in Resisting stronger measures to contain the pandemic that has now killed more than 267,000. Americans. Might Grassi, a
Dr. Scott Atlas reportedly resigns from coronavirus task force
"Dr Scott Atlas has resigned as special advisor on the coronavirus to President Trump the a piece Mike Rossia. A White House official confirms Atlas resigned at the end of his temporary government assignment. Atlas had no formal experience in public health or infectious diseases, and he clashed with top government scientists, including White House coronavirus Task Force members, Dr Anthony Fauci and Dr Deborah Burkes. Atlas was public about his disagreement with calls for stronger measures aimed at containing the pandemic that has now killed more than 200. 67,000
Scott Atlas resigns as Trump pandemic adviser after controversial tenure
"Dr Scott Atlas has resigned as special advisor on the coronavirus to President Trump. AP is my grass here. A White House official confirms Atlas resigned at the end of his temporary government assignment. Atlas had no formal experience in public health or infectious diseases, and he clashed with top government scientists, including White House coronavirus Task Force members, Dr Anthony Fauci and Dr Deborah Berke. Soundless had been in that position since August, He was public about his disagreement with calls for stronger measures aimed at containing the pandemic. That has now killed more than
Fears mount of post-holiday COVID-19 surge
"Confirmed. US coronavirus cases Top 13.4 million today, and deaths surpassed 267,000. That's according to statistics compiled by Johns Hopkins University. The U. S is posted Maura than four million cases in November alone, double the number in October. Record 93,000 people are hospitalized with covered 19 across the country, as hospitals all over are starting to buckle under the strain. White House Coronavirus Task Force coordinator Dr Deborah Burkes said on CBS that anyone who traveled over the Thanksgiving holiday should assume They were infected and get tested. So if you're young and you gathered, you need to be tested about 5 to 10 days later, but you need to assume that you're infected. Not go near your grand parents and ants and others without a mask. If you're over 65 or you have cobra abilities, and you gathered it Thanksgiving if you develop any symptoms. You need to be tested immediately. Infectious disease specialist Dr Anthony Fauci warned of the coming post Thanksgiving surge that she told meet the press. Local officials from around the country are telling him they're running out of hospital capacity and asking for advice. We might see a surge superimposed upon that surge that We're already in Holiday and Dr Jon Swartz burg of the UC Berkeley School of Public Health, sees a surge on top of a surge after Americans continue to ignore public health guidelines to celebrate the Syriza of holidays that began with Thanksgiving and continues with Christmas and Holiday season parties and then New Year's. You can know, Look it from Thanksgiving Day. We can expect to see hospitals that surge on top of the surge start to fill hospitals even more. About two weeks after Thanksgiving, and about two weeks after that, which takes us to So close to Christmas. We're going to see death increasing a surge of deaths on top of the surge of deaths were seeing the vaccines aren't gonna make a dent. Things until probably around March
Trump science adviser Scott Atlas leaving White House job
"Hi Mike Ross you're reporting trump's science advisor Scott atlas is leaving his White House physician Dr Scott atlas the Stanford university neuro radiologist brought in as a coronavirus adviser to president Donald Trump is leaving the White House a White House official confirms atlas resigned at the end of his temporary government assignment outlets had no formal experience in public health or infectious diseases and he clashed with top government scientists including White House coronavirus task force members Dr Anthony Fauci added Dr Deborah Brooks at was was at the tip of the spear in resisting stronger measures to contain the pandemic that has now killed more than two hundred sixty seven thousand Americans Mike Rossio Washington
"white house coronavirus task force" Discussed on KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO
"Roland Heights. Unfortunately, they only lasted in Hawaii. A few hours they were kicked out when they landed. We had our covert tests before we left. But it wasn't good enough. So they just If we stayed there, we had to be locked in our hotel and we couldn't even leave to get food. They were told the covert tests they had done before they left weren't the right kind. They treated us like criminals. We have the armed guard the whole time We were there. I'm thinking my vacation was ruined. Was our 50th wedding anniversary California has issued a travel advisory recommending that you self quarantine for 14 days. If you travel out of the state, top health officials are calling on Americans to get tested for covert 19 if they did travel. Out of town for Thanksgiving or took part in gatherings. White House testing's Our Admiral Brent Grodd tells CNN state of the union. People need to take the necessary precautions decrease the unnecessary activity if you have necessary activities, of course. You've had a time where you could have been exposed. Make really sure you had here 100% to mask wearing toe avoiding crowds because you could inadvertently have gotten cove it and spread it. So just be careful during the week after your travel. After Deborah Burkes White House coronavirus Task Force coordinator tells CBS's face the nation testing will be key in the coming days. If you're young and you gathered, you need to be tested about 5 to 10 days later, but you need to assume that you're infected. Not go near your grand parents and ants and others without a mask. We're really asking families to even mask indoors if they chose to gather during Thanksgiving. She says Anybody who developed symptoms should be tested immediately and hopes that states can make testing more available during the holiday season. Members of the White House coronavirus Task force or promising a quick roll out of the vaccine. US. Surgeon General Jerome Adams appeared on Fox News Sunday December 10th is when five there will be submitting it anyway. That's the plan. December. 18th is when Madonna is scheduled to submit it anyway. That's the plan from Adana and within 24 to 48 hours after submitting their anyway we, from a federal perspective have promised in a set everything up so that we can quickly review those easy ways and hopefully start sending out vaccines. Former FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb is on the board of Fizer, and he tells CBS's face the Nation. One group of citizens will be the first in line to receive the drug. There's about 20 million health care workers who might be eligible and about three million residents of long term care facilities and staff of those facilities. Always will be the first group of patients who get access to it. That's pretty much decided they're going to vote on it this week, but I wouldn't be. I'd be very surprised if they deviate from that about 40 million vaccine doses are expected. To be produced by the end of this year, so most Americans should have access to a vaccine by early in the second quarter of 2021. The CDC is advisory Committee for Immunization Practices, is expected to make his decision on Tuesday on which groups will be the first in line to get the vaccine and that will provide a game plan for California, which is expecting about 1 to 2 million initial doses. U C. Berkeley epidemiology professor Doctor Art Rheingold is heading up the California state Covert 19 Vaccine Work group, which will independently review the safety and efficacy of any vaccine approved by the FDA. Many, many groups Who really don't want vaccination, and since we're only gonna have limited numbers of doses for a number of months Question is who should get first priority. Rheingold says State officials are working with counties right now on how to distribute the vaccine across California. Public health officials busy in Pasadena, I'll tell you why coming up at 11 40. It's 11 35 traffic.
Biden Urges Americans to 'Come Together' to Fight Covid-19 Crisis
"Is reiterating his message of unity ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday. MPR's Windsor. Johnston reports that Biden is urging the country to come together and not lose faith as the Corona virus continues to grip the nation. In his speech, President elect Biden urged Americans to redouble their efforts and re commit themselves to the fight against the Corona virus is divided US. Anger this Set us against one No, the country's growing weary of the fight. We need to remember. We're war with the virus. Not with one another, not with each other. As part of his efforts to combat the coronavirus. Biden is expected to name his pick for health and human services secretary in the coming weeks. His transition team was granted access to public health officials on Monday and plans to meet with members of the White House coronavirus Task Force Windsor Johnston
Birx Urges Americans to 'Increase Vigilance' As COVID-19 Cases Spike
"The White House coronavirus Task Force holds briefing for the first time since his past summer. Here's correspondent Jackie Quit. They didn't dwell on the raging spread of covert 19 across the country feeling hospital beds and morgues. Although task force coordinator Dr Deborah Berke says this is really a call to action for every American to increase their vigilance, Vice President Mike Pence clarified the pose. Addition on tighter restrictions, not support another national lockdown. And we do not support
"white house coronavirus task force" Discussed on KOMO
"Authorization for the FDA. If approved, federal health officials hope toe inoculate about 20 million people. Next month, the White House blaming Democrats for lockdown policies it claims are hurting the economy. Trade advisor Peter Navarro calls that a regressive tax that's caused more pain and suffering and states governed by Democrats. About his time 9 16 Yesterday, the White House Coronavirus Task Force held a briefing featuring Vice President Mike Pence and top health officials that have been sidelined for months then. Didn't stick around for questions with a look at that rather bizarre press conference and what's going on today in Washington, I'm joined by ABC said as delicate era in Washington and as vice president, Mike Pence was there, but the president remains holed up in the White House. Lee. Good morning. That's right. That President facing quite a bit of criticism for remaining largely absent here and staying silent on the 250,000 jets, he has been tweeting and we will hear from him today. He's going to be speaking at 2 30 to talk about lowering prescription drug prices for American so it seems likely that he will at least touch on everything that's going on with the vaccine and then pandemic dead. But we haven't heard from him in a while, so he is facing criticism. This was the first White House Our top course briefing we've had since July 8, So it's also been a while since we've heard from them. We did that was led by Vice President Mike Pence, You know familiar faces like Dr Anthony Fauci, Dr Deborah Birds, They took no questions. So they are also facing quite a bit of criticism for that. But the main message that really came out of this was Them kind of touting operation Warp speed and the fact that a vaccine seems imminent. At this point, doctor Anthony about you said also that a vaccine was safe that it wasn't rushed. So he tried to reassure the public there but the the other they kind of take away with them. You know, saying that the fact that the end is in sight Help is on the way, in the words of vice president Pence and urging Americans to kind of hang in there until then, and they also talked about how there would be no National lockdown under Trump of Peds talked about how they wouldn't be closing schools. Fauci echoed this idea that there wouldn't be a lockdown. But he is urging people to be careful, especially with the upcoming holidays, and he's actually urging people not to travel for Thanksgiving. Alright, and the president today is inserting himself directly into the state of Michigan's elections prior election process is, he invites some of those officials from that state to the White House. Yes. So that's gonna be another thing to keep an eye on. This is just a continuation of the president trying Tohno contest. The election results has been repeatedly claiming without evidence that there was voter fraud. His team has been finding a number of suits in a number of different states, so he will be meeting with these officials from Michigan. It'll be interesting to see what comes out of that, but he's bound to face more criticism. You know, for for continuing to go down this route when there is, you know the whole issue of vaccine distribution. That is kind of hanging in the balance. That's something we're hearing from Vice President elect Joe Biden. He's been really voicing frustration and haven't been able to have direct contact with the administration because he hasn't been recognized President elect S O. I think President Trump found to get some criticism for focusing on Michigan and not having those conversations with Joe Biden about the future of back this vaccine. He's getting increasing criticism from his own party. Now you mentioned Joe Biden. He's meeting today with the House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer. That's right there he is going to be meeting with Democratic leadership. This is just, you know, yet another example of Joe Biden as president elect, trying to forge ahead and get to work and get the transition process going even though again because President Trump in the General Services Administration have not recognized him as president. There's a lot that he can't do, but he is doing as much as possible. He's also you know, he's been speaking with governors, governors from both parties he has been, you know, talking to them to try and figure out how to get the pandemic under control. And he you know, told governors that they would have the support of his White House and in fighting the pandemic, But he is, you know, I think that the main message coming from the Biden team right now is their concerns about vaccine distribution and feeling that, you know, took awhile. Tolo provide millions of covert It took eight months to provide covert tests. So Biden is concerned about just how much longer it could take to provide 330 million vaccinations. We think he was always it is and as delicate terra from ABC News in Washington. Couple whose time 9 20, You're propel insurance Business update is we check your money at 20 and 50 past each. Our Treasury.
Speed of COVID vaccine testing did not compromise safety, Fauci says
"The light at the end of the tunnel Long Jack L ahead. Fox News until the White House Coronavirus Task Force describes the vaccine candidates that will be submitted for FDA approval as early as Friday. Two of the vaccines, one by Madonna and one by the company, Fiza. Have completed trials and the F in the efficacious vaccine. Efficacy point is extraordinary. Dr Anthony Fauci, telling a White House task force briefing Thursday. Despite the unprecedented speed with which the vaccines were developed, there was no compromise in safety or scientific method. Both visor and Moderna have millions of doses ready to be distributed. As soon as the FDA gives approval for the vaccines emergency use
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"Project underscore the grip The Corona virus pandemic has on the U. S. 13 States reporting more than 1000 cases per million people and deaths, the highest since May. Today. The group leading the Trump Administration's response spoke to reporters for the first time in months or from ABC Switch on White House Coronavirus Task Force briefing For the first time since July, Dr Anthony Fauci touting the effectiveness of the Fizer and Madonna vaccines and reassuring Americans, they will be safe, so we need to put the rest. Any concept that this was rushed in an inappropriate way. This is really solid, The general in charge of distribution for Operation Warp speed, promising the vaccines, if approved, will be on the move immediately. California putting a curfew in place in 41 highly populated counties, Dr Mark Galley is the state's health and human services secretary, highest number today. 11,478 covert cases reported widespread across the state, moving our seven day average to 9665. The CDC is now urging Americans not to travel for Thanksgiving. President elect Biden says it's time for President Trump to accept defeat A blunt prediction from Joe Biden about President Trump. He will go down in history. Has being one most irresponsible presidents in American history. President elect Biden saying Donald Trump's refusal to share lifesaving vaccine information and security briefings with his incoming administration may cost lives. Mr. Biden also hasn't decided if legal action would help and the standoff Andy Field. ABC NEWS Washington Senior House Democrats want the head of the General Services Administration to explain why she's holding up the transition. Ah, letter, obtained by ABC News says they're also demanding a briefing from Emily Murphy. By Monday. You're listening to ABC news. News radio 6 10 wt Vienna Malice and Wiant, Ohio's Republican governor, fighting fellow Republican lawmakers as they pass a measure to limit executive power. Um it's the pandemic bill isn't just asked her governor Mike DeWine says he will veto Senate Bill 3 11, which passed in the state legislature on Thursday the measure would block precautionary quarantine orders. Apply to people who may have been exposed to a possible disease or toxin. It would also let state lawmakers rescind state Department of Health orders in national security matters like this time is of the essence. We would have to act immediately as governor, I would not have the ability to do that. If this bill becomes wall the governor has promised to veto but it's unclear of state lawmakers have enough votes to override that veto. Franklin County is now the first county in Ohio to be designated at Level four or purple on the state's color coded Corona virus Alert system. The governor made the announcement today. Just this week, the city of Columbus and Franklin County issued a joint stay at home Public health advisory that goes in effect at six o'clock tomorrow as they you should, a plea with Franklin County residents to stay home as much as possible. Every single council meeting, I read out the number of our neighbors who have died because of Covina. We're close to 500 residents just in Columbus that have passed. That's not even including our neighbors in the suburbs, and well, that's a big number. It can grow exponentially. It could go a lot higher, very fat. Yes, Council President Shannon Harden says 333 new hospitalizations for the virus have been reported around the state today and local hospitals air. Seeing such a rapid rise in patients they could soon run out of space and other resource is more than a quarter of a million Americans are dead due to complications from the virus in the Cova tracking project, reports there were nearly 1900 Cove in 19 related deaths across the nation yesterday. Governor Mike DeWine echoed the call this week, encouraging everyone to take action on covert 19 with with the mask. On with reducing contacts. This will make a huge, huge difference. The governor says. This statewide curfew that's in fact down retail businesses tonight should be treated with common sense. You can still travel for work it food or take out pick up prescriptions or groceries and other essential needs. But he said, other than that you should stay home in order to cut down on contacts with other people. I'm Alison Wyatt, your ABC six first Warning Weather forecast is coming up in 60 seconds. Want clean, glowing skin on the daily meet new say knives. Space cleansers made with 100% natural watermelon, cameo or tea tree extracts. Wash away dirt in oil for a little good, clean fun every day. New ST Ives face cleansers. He's here. He's here now Broadcasting from the underground command post deep in the bowels of a hidden bunker somewhere under the brick and steel of a nondescript building wave once again made contact with our leader and a mind love, then Hello, America. Mark Levin are numbers 87738138118773813811..
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"Nan Kay Charon is staying in the eighties for a few more days. Hopefully we're gonna be into the seventies by next week, But today we had 87 for a high 13 degrees above normal overnight. 60 tomorrow 85 84 on Saturday. It's 85 right now in Phoenix. The brought to you by Howard Air where the replace a repair call Howard Air It's 508. Now President elect Joe Biden and Vice President elect Kamila Harris held a briefing today on the handling of the Corona virus. No national shutdown. Joe Biden says he doesn't see that happening because every county and every city is different. There's no circumstance which I can see require total national shutdown. I think that would be counterproductive. But there are constraints in which the degree to which businesses can be opened. Biden says his focus remains on shutting down the coronavirus, not the economy. Meanwhile, the White House coronavirus Task Force held its first public briefing since our latest surge began, Vice President Mike Pence highlighted some of the progress we've made in the fight against Cove it for those over the age of 70. We're proud to report that we actually have decreased the fatality rate by more than 70% since those heartbreaking days of April and Pence touted upcoming vaccines more than 250,000 Americans have died from Corona virus since the pandemic began. Time now to take a look at your money from ABC News. Wall Street Now stock shook off some early worries about.
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"No listing. Almost a alright Mama. Stay beyond checks. What you say Right looking at Nikki Maduro in my destiny, Okay. All right. She's a mask on. I couldn't tell. All right. I mean, tomorrow hereby chips coming up, Bob. If you're talking about it, we're talking about it. KGO San Francisco San Jose Oakland, a cumulus station. From ABC News. I'm Jerry all bigger. In the last 24 hours, there have been nearly 200,000 confirmed cases of covert 19 nationwide. And almost 2000 deaths. And for the first time in months, the White House coronavirus Task Force held a briefing. Dr Anthony Fauci says it's time to do. We're not talking about shutting down the country. We're not talking about locking down. We're talking about intensifying the simple public health measures that we all talk about the CDC now advising people not to travel for Thanksgiving A B C's Alex Stone with what the nation's most populous state is doing to stop the spread, California's implementing a limited stay at home order in the 41 counties of the state in the most restrictive tear, including the most populated areas of California. As of Saturday, there will be a nighttime curfew limiting movement overnight. Non essential travel will not be allowed between 10 P.m. and 5 A.m.. The governor's office, saying often activities during those hours or non essential and more likely to spread Cove in 19, Hampshire's governor, issuing a statewide mask mandate and despite the dire situation, vice president Pence's the U. S has never been more prepared to come back the virus than it is today. President elect Biden moving ahead with his transition without the help from the man now on the job. Blunt prediction from Joe Biden about President Trump. He will go down in history. Has being one most irresponsible presidents in American history. President elect Biden saying Donald Trump's refusal to share lifesaving vaccine information and security briefings with his incoming administration may cost lives. Mr. Biden also hasn't decided if legal action would help and the standoff Andy Field. ABC NEWS Washington The two Republicans on the Wayne County Michigan Board of Canvassers now wants to rescind their decision to certify the county's results of the election. Sources tell ABC News they made the decision after speaking with President Trump, You're listening to ABC News balance of Nature's fruits and vegetables in a capsule changing the world one life at a time. Well, I'm a lift driver, so I'm on the road a lot. He keeps me very focused. I knows when you're on the road, you know, you have to be aware of what's going on. It keeps me very much aware of everything. And I definitely think it helps energy wise. It keeps me very consistent. You know, I don't find myself going like one day's good next day, Dad that balances everything out like it says the helps nature. It evens out everything where I don't get sick and energy wise. That's very much across the board. So I love it. Get a wide variety.
"white house coronavirus task force" Discussed on KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO
"The election was rigged and that he won Today, attacking on Twitter, the Republican City commissioner of Philadelphia, who has said there is no evidence of election fraud. L. Schmidt says he and his election staff are now getting death threats and require police protection so that nothing disrupts nothing slows down or gets in the way of us certifying this election. President Trump hasn't mentioned the surging coronavirus except to take credit for a vaccine. Which may soon be released. The White House coronavirus Task Force met Monday. But sources close to it say nothing of substance has happened for weeks as the administration has been distracted by the election. There's a viral killer. Going on in each of our communities. If it were an army with guns, you could be sure we would be focused on it. Why aren't we focused on this virus, please? Employer. Where a mass president elect Joe Biden's transition team is not being given access to key government health agencies and data because President Trump refuses to concede. I'd admit with his own covert task force this week, but is being blocked from coordinating with government experts such as Dr Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious disease expert. Serious has been Tracy and more fall out from the crowd. A virus outbreak of the White House to more staffers have tested positive in addition to a guest of Rudy Giuliani, who attended the election night party Shake. President elect Joe Biden leans on a longtime aide and one time Ebola's are to his White House chief of staff. Joe Biden's first major appointment is no surprise. His longtime aide. Wrong claim will be White House chief of staff Clean was also Mr Biden's chief of staff. During his first two years. His vice president in 2016, Mr Biden, lavish praise on claim I've never met a man or woman. Any brighter than Ron claim claim was Also Ebola's are during the Obama administration, and during the just completed.
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"Is long past time to apply the nation's oldest slogan. No taxation without representation and the principle of consent of the governed. To District of Columbia residents. HR fifty one would do so and Congress has both the moral obligation and the constitutional authority to pass the bill. Advocates say that it's a long overdue change for a city that lacks voting representation in Congress, while Republicans largely remain opposed including Alabama Congressman Mo Brooks if offered I will vote to return residential portions of DC. Maryland this giving DC citizens the power to vote. Vote on Maryland's two US senators. That option is consistent with historical precedents, but I will never vote to give a single middling-sized city, the same political power as one of America's great fifty states, many Republicans feel that Washington DC does not meet the criteria for statehood and would be unprecedented. The bill titled Hr. Fifty one is expected to face insurmountable opposition in the republican-controlled Senate. A. Global Pride event on Saturday caps off pride month with a twenty four hour long festival via livestream the festival will include musical performances and addresses from activists. Global Pride will also offer access to countries where lgbtq people are often criminalized, and the event will reinforce messages on racial issues. The virtual celebration comes as much of pride. Month has been forced online by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The twentieth annual bt awards are set for Sunday. The ceremony will include tributes to black icons who died in twenty, twenty, including NBA, Legend Kobe Bryant and rock and Roll Hall of Famer Little, Richard Beyond say will also be honored with the.
"white house coronavirus task force" Discussed on WCBS Newsradio 880
"Is so important the nation is ramping up testing this week Walgreens and CVS announced their opening seventeen more drive thru sites which could test that wasn't more people and the CDC just began using its own blood tests to look at past signs of infection but public health expert Dr I she's Joss says it's just a start what is our current testing capacity at this time you know we're testing about a hundred and thirty two hundred fifty thousand people a day that sounds like a lot but for a country of three hundred twenty five million people it's not nearly enough we need to be doing a lot more test makers like Abbott labs work capable of processing a million rapid response tests in the last three weeks but according to the White House coronavirus task force it ran less than ten percent of that I want testing to be ubiquitous if I can do that we know who's got the disease we can isolate them we can keep them separate and then we can let everybody else was not infected get back to work more testing for the antibodies that show previous infection and might tell us who is immune are also coming online that can get people back to work faster once the infection rates are down if we have a testing infrastructure in place we can open up if we want our economy to stay open this is gonna be priority number one Nora Dr Joe was clear in saying that our problems with testing have been a federal failure but if we prioritize building that strong testing infrastructure we can get the economy off the ground in weeks as opposed to months really important message Dr Turner rule I think you and on this Good Friday pope Francis presided over a much smaller than usual way of the cross procession at St Peter's square during Holy Week mass the pope called health care workers saints next door many of the world's two billion Christians will celebrate Easter differently and at home and if you try to go to church in Kentucky the governor says your license plate will be recorded and you'll need to quarantine here's what I have the I. al on what other states are doing the.
"white house coronavirus task force" Discussed on WCBS Newsradio 880
"Is so important the nation is ramping up testing this week Walgreens and CVS announced their opening seventeen more drive thru sites which could test that wasn't more people and the CDC just began using its own blood tests to look at past signs of infection but public health expert Dr I she's Joss says it's just a start what is our current testing capacity at this time you know we're testing about a hundred and thirty two hundred fifty thousand people a day that sounds like a lot but for a country of three hundred twenty five million people it's not nearly enough we need to be doing a lot more test makers like Abbott labs were capable of processing a million rapid response tests in the last three weeks but according to the White House coronavirus task force it ran less than ten percent of that I want testing to be ubiquitous if I can do that we know who's got the disease we can isolate them we can keep them separate and then we can let everybody else was not infected get back to work more testing for the antibodies that show previous infection and might tell us who is immune are also coming online that can get people back to work faster once the infection rates are down if we have a testing infrastructure in place we can open up if we want our economy to stay open this is gonna be priority number one Nora doctors always clear in saying that our problems with testing have been a federal failure but if we prioritize building that strong testing infrastructure we can get the economy off the ground in weeks as opposed to months really important message Dr Turner rule I think you and on this Good Friday pope Francis presided over a much smaller than usual way of the cross procession at St Peter's square during Holy Week mass the pope called health care workers saints next door many of the world's two billion Christians will celebrate Easter differently and at home and if you try to go to church in Kentucky the governor says your license plate will be recorded and you'll need to quarantine here's what I have the I. al on what other states are doing the paper.
"white house coronavirus task force" Discussed on The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer
"Two nights stupid of of course moly not aware that his comments would would public to initially. He said he stood by every word. Then under pressure he reversed himself and he released a statement saying the following here. Let me be clear. I do not think the Captain Brett Curzio the outgoing Commander USA's Theodore Roosevelt is not even stupid. I think always believed him to be the opposite. I believe precisely because he is not not even stupid that he sent this his alarming email with the intention of getting into the public domain in an effort to draw public attention to the situation on his ship. I apologize for any confusion. This choice of words may have caused. You could see there in that statement though. Wolf sticking by ineffective allegation that event this to get out there in the public regardless. If you have your acting Navy secretary I calling a outgoing commander of a of a carrier naive or stupid and then having to say. I don't believe he's never stupid. I mean that's really not a position anybody wanted to D- at here. And certainly not the defense secretary especially as you know Jim. The captain was so widely respected. He had a truly distinguished career. The crew loved him aboard the Theodore. Roosevelt are there any second thoughts as far as you're hearing on perhaps decision to relieve him of his command? Any second thoughts on that. Well you know Wolf. I've talked to a lot of people in the military in the last several days about this situation. Why respect for Crozier? No no question wide respect for his motivation here in protecting his crew. The concern was not protecting data communication both within the chain of command but also with operational security concerns because it becomes public internationally about you know operational capability on board carrier. That was really the concern. I heard from lot of folks in the Pentagon. There wasn't note In defense secretary mark s letter released just a short time ago explaining all of this saying Investigation still underway in Crozier. And only when that is done will they decide if you will face any further penalties or results from this but but all in all an ugly episode all are truly very very embarrassing for the? Us Navy indeed? Our Jim shooter excellent reporting on your part as well thank you Connecticut. Meanwhile is reporting more than seven thousand corona virus cases and two hundred and seventy seven deaths. Seventy one of them just today. The Connecticut Governor Ned. Lamont joining us. Right now governor. Thanks so much for joining us. And now you've got a lot going on the director of the Centers for Disease Control now says the. Us death toll could be in his words much lower than models previously projected because the majority of Americans are taking those social distancing guidelines very seriously. How concerned are you though that this potential good news could lead people to stop following those guidelines? That potential good news reminds people why you've got to follow those guidelines. The social distancing may be flattening the curve a little bit. This is what we meant to do. the most important metric that. I look at Wolf. His hospitalizations and our hospitalizations are beginning. The flat now in terms of The rate of increase and that's invaluable to protect the capacity in hospitals. So this time sing. Happy days are here again. Now's the time to double down on your social distancing. 'cause you're neighboring governor The New York Governor Andrew Cuomo also says his State is starting to see starting to see a possible flattening Of the curve and hospitalizations. Are there any other positive signs? You're seeing in Connecticut right now. I think Well I talked to. Andrew about today was what we do is. The curve starts to flatten as we start thinking about what goes on next. I mean he and I worked together when it came to shutting down parts of our economy like bars and restaurants and I hope we work together when it comes to getting our workforce tested protected and back to work because you are the teaming up with the New York New Jersey governor as well to increase access to that rapid testing by working with private companies. Is that because the federal government isn't necessarily giving you all the help that you so desperately need. Look if I was the federal government I think they should have a testing protocol. I think role that at nor for guidance. To the governor's but short of that work of the Governor Murphy working with Governor calling ourselves. Look you have a tri-state workforce it makes all the sense in the world that we do the really important antibody testing to see who can get back to work safely. I because unfortunately even if the numbers might be going down than originally projected they projected maybe one hundred thousand two hundred twenty two hundred forty thousand but still those numbers are going to be very very painful as we all know governor. Lamar thank. You won't go ahead. Wolf what I was just going to say. What really worries me. Is We take our eye off the ball and there could be a second wave of this. It's really abort we work together in terms of making sure we're not just at the but we bring it down and we only get people back to work safely. If we jump back into the game again we could go through all this again in the fall. Thanks for having me. Well thank you so much remember early and Martha were eleven. Confirmed deaths here in the United States. Now more than twelve thousand a month later confirmed deaths in the United States so sad mothers and fathers sons and daughters are. We're watching all of this very very closely to wherever you are. Stay with US once again. We're waiting to hear from the White House. Corona virus tasks worse briefing. You're looking at live pictures coming in from the White House. Reporters aren't there the president's not there either as the vice president. They'll be there soon. Meanwhile there's some disturbing new questions emerging right now as the numbers indicate. Toronto virus infections are much more widespread in African American communities around the United States. You're about to seize Kiel. O.`Neil like you've never seen him before this show about my life just because I have more than the average guy doesn't mean I'm better than the got all new Thursdays at nine on. Tnt worst anybody here from the White House. Corona virus taskforce briefing. I'm looking at live pictures standby for that coming up. We're told fairly soon. We're also taking a closer look at what? Louisiana's governor is now calling the big disparity in the racial breakdown of Corona virus infections the US surgeon general flatly says African Americans face in his words a higher risk of the corona virus. Let's go to C. N. N.'s. Ed Londonderry's joining us from New Orleans right now. At early numbers show the virus is hitting black communities across the nation disproportionately harm. These statistics are starting to reveal in. This comes on a day that Louisiana has announced its largest increase in the number of deaths reported in a twenty four hour period. More than seventy people added to the roles of people who've died because of corona virus here in Louisiana Ronald Lewis embodied the soulful spirit of New Orleans he led the big nine Social Club which hosts epochs second. Line parades around his lower ninth ward neighborhood. Hurricane Katrina took his home but friends say he came back and became like a godfather of New Orleans culture. He'll love New Orleans. He understood the complexity of New Orleans. Ee and brought out the best in us in our ability to come together on March eighteenth. Lewis was rushed to the hospital. Two days later he died. It wasn't until the day of his funeral that his family says they learned. He was infected with the corona virus. That was shocking. Didn't you know he had just gone into the hospital? And I still really haven't read my mind around it. All the way. Ronald Lewis is family. Says the sixty eight year old suffered from diabetes and was recovering from a mild heart attack last year but they never thought the cove nineteen infection would take his life. The mortality statistics across the country are jarring in Louisiana african-americans. Make up thirty two percent of the population but make up slightly more than seventy percent of corona virus deaths in Michigan and Illinois. African Americans. Make up about fifteen percent of the overall population yet account for about forty percent of cloven nineteen deaths. This is an abomination. But it's not unexpected and I want everyone to understand that. New Orleans is a microcosm of every urban center in America. Dr Corey Bear has worked as a physician in New Orleans for twenty five years. He broke down the factors contributing to the high death rate among African Americans. There's underlying health issues. Like heart disease and diabetes. And if you drive around. New Orleans it's easy to find poor neighborhoods where people don't have access to healthcare many of these neighborhoods are food deserts. Where.
"white house coronavirus task force" Discussed on The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer
"This is CNN. Breaking News Belka viewers here in the United States around the World Wolf Blitzer in the situation room. We're following breaking news. We're standing by for a briefing from the White House. Corona Virus Task Force looking at live pictures coming in from the White House three thing room as the US death phil from the pandemic now surpasses twelve. Thousand with almost four hundred thousand confirmed cases Worldwide there are more than one point four million cases reported and more than eighty thousand deaths. But tonight there is some hope that social distancing other measures Here in the United States may actually help reduce the number of lives lost the CDC director says the number of American fatalities could be in his words much lower than the two hundred thousand predicted by some models. Thanks to keep staying home. Let's begin our coverage this hour with our chief White House correspondent. Jim Acosta Jim. There were some very intriguing comments today from the CDC Director Robert Redfield about his prediction Involving the death toll here in the United States. That's the White House has yet to offer many details about how? The Corona Virus Task Force arrived at that estimate that one hundred one thousand two hundred forty thousand Americans would die. From the corona virus but public health officials are cautioning that the eventual number of dead could fall. Well under that figure as Americans are practicing social distancing. We're learning that. A key factor driving the large estimate was a crucial assumption discussed internally by Task Force officials that only fifty percent of Americans would observe the government's stringent social distancing guidelines in reality a much larger number ninety percent are observing those guidelines the director of the Centers for Disease Control. Dr Robert Redfield discussed that possibility. That the number of dead could fall well below estimates during an interview with an Arizona radio station. And here's what he had to say even the models that were a they assumed that only about fifty percent of the American public would pay attention to the recommendations. In fact what we're seeing is a large majority. American public are taking social distancing recommendations heart and I think that's the direct consequence while you're seeing the numbers are going to be much much much much lower than would have been predicted by the malls now in addition to that a source close to the Krona Virus Taskforce Dummy that the number a task force told me that the number of dead could fall well below way under in the words of this source The number of deaths that were projected by the director of the Corona Virus Taskforce. Dr Deborah burks. A White House official told us that Dr Burqas team with the Krona Virus Password was basing its estimates on a combination of models and we should note other experts have told our CNN health unit. The doctor Berkshires X. estimate is within the range of what they're projecting as well but the key point here. Is that some administration. Officials are suggesting that the final number of dead could be lower than what's been estimated at the same time public health officials are cautioning. And this is very important. This is not the time to stop a social distancing in the meantime wolf. We're waiting on president trump to comment on an early warning about the corona virus that came from his Trade Advisor. Peter Navarro who wrote to memo's one in late January and one in late February that pandemic could cause serious problems for the US in a memo dated January Twenty Ninth Navarro wrote and we can put this up on screen The lack of immune protection or an existing cure or vaccine would leave. Americans defenseless in the case of a full blown corona virus outbreak on. Us soil this lack of protection elevates the risk of the corona virus evolving into a full blown pandemic imperilling the lives of billions of Americans as we know the president still went on to tell Americans that the virus would go away in April. The president was just asked about this memo. He said he did know all about it as he put it but he he would wait until the press conference coming up here in a few minutes to talk about this more will answer questions at the briefing. White House to run a virus tasks worst breathing. That's coming up. The president as you know has now removed the official overseeing the two trillion dollars in emergency corona virus funding. Tell us about. That's a pretty stunning development. It is will. That's one other item that we're waiting to see the president's address to see whether or not he wants to talk about this and that is his decision to remove the Defense Department's Acting Inspector General. Glenn fine who was going to oversee the two trillion dollar stimulus package aimed at revitalizing the US economy. This is just the latest action as you know that Mr Trump has taken against government watchdogs in recent weeks critics. Of course say he is just trying to avoid any accountability but just yesterday wolf. We should point out. He was blasting the health and Human Services Inspector General who had issued a report on medical supply shortages at hospitals across the country. The president was wondering whether or not that inspector general was a Democrat and in fact she had been working for the federal government. Going all the way back to one thousand nine hundred nine. We'll serve democratic presidents Republican presidents. A career civil servant very respected highly respected civil servant. The president attacked her without even knowing who she was precisely what she had written arch. Mukasa thank you very much. Let's go to New York right now. Which is still reeling from the outbreak. Tonight OUR NATIONAL CORRESPONDENT ERICA. Hill is on the scene for us and she has been day after day. Erica the police department is really feeling the impact of this corona virus. Pandemic get absolutely and just to put that in numbers for you which I really think helps to paint that picture will nearly twenty percent of the NYPD calling out sick today that accounts to some seventy six hundred uniformed members. Now it's important to point out. These are not all people who have tested positive for corona virus but that is still seventy six hundred members of the NYPD. And we're seeing those numbers as we also learned today we'll of a thirteenth death to to grow virus at the NYPD on Monday New York logging. The state's largest single day death toll one overwhelmed funeral home. Doing its best to meet the need for no longer. Embalming them Just because we don't have time to have his patients were simply either. Bearing directly or direct cremation as the virus spreads. A disturbing reality exposed right now slightly. More than seventy percent of all of our debts are among african-americans Who make up about thirty two percent or so of the overall population of our state so obviously this is a big disparity access healthcare Environmental Issues in certain communities air quality water quality has done is magnified those issues to show that they're still a huge gap between racist when it comes to healthcare jobless claims skyrocketing this line in Florida Tuesday just to get the necessary forms everybody out. Here's risking their lives to get this application. We've given out hundreds and hundreds of applications in Connecticut on Employment Applications or about twenty times higher than anything. The state's seen during a recession healthcare workers continuing to sound the alarm about personal protective equipment in Maryland. One nurse practitioner tried making a face shield out of a page. Protector and a headband. I put it on and I I started crying and I thought I. I can't imagine anybody working wearing something like that staff. Also a major concern retired nurses and doctors answering the call to help relieve those on the front lines. I've never seen emergency departments or nursing or any of the services actually in general under so much threat. And you know it's it's a family so when families threatened you try to step up as much as you can on board the comfort which will now be dedicated to cova patients. The number of beds cut in half to five hundred for safety. One crew member has tested positive. One of the nation's largest grocery chains announcing new restrictions on capacity been growing concerns about. How and where the virus is spreading in Miami beach face coverings now required for all customers and employees at grocery stores pharmacies and restaurants including those making deliveries officials across the country stressing that wall. Social distancing is working now is not the time to relax those measures what we do affects the number of case. Our behavior affects the number of cases. We're generating the case. They're not descending on us from Heaven Right. It's our behavior Governor Cuomo. Today we'll also talked about reopening the economy noting. You can't just flip a switch and needs to be Gordon dated effort. And he says testing will be a key part of that talking about antibody testing that has been approved but is not available on a large scale. At this point that would allow you to test a person to figure out if they have had the corona virus and how they and then ultimately if they had had it and beat it to. You would know who had some potential immunity as you bring the work I back through. That would be so so important. The Erica Hill in New York for us. Thanks for the reporting. Meanwhile the Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Moseley is resigning one day after recording leaked of him. Calling the ousted. Commander of the US aircraft-carrier Theodore Roosevelt stupid in an address to the ship's crew. Let's go to our national security correspondent. Jim Shudo he broke the story for all of us at Jim. So tell our viewers what you're learning about. This resignation office has been a chain of events a quick chain of events. It really no one involved is proud of here. The Acting Secretary of the Navy submitting his resignation. This morning that being accepted by the Defense Secretary Mark Esperer. But it's safe to say that it was clear to me that he was losing support to keep his position. As you mentioned this followed him taking eight thousand mile trip all the way to Guam to address the crew and the CFO Roosevelt after their captain had been removed and using language that no one in the Pentagon was happy with in in. Disparaging the outgoing commander that ship have a listen to those comments here? He didn't think that information. I was going to get out into the public in this information. Age that we live in a naive or too stupid. The commanding officer of a ship like this.
"white house coronavirus task force" Discussed on The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer
"On the accelerator right now. Hope their mass manufacturing. This is the time we're ramping up over the next three weeks. This is crunch time for us. We need the material. Now the people over there are going to be a desperate in a in a few days the way this viruses is exploding. The New York Governor Andrew. Cuomo says and I'm quoting him now. It's like being on Ebay with fifty other states bidding on a ventilator. Do you agree with him that the federal government should simply be the purchaser and the federal government to then distribute the supplies to the states. Don't make the states compete with with with each other. Yeah Andrew is absolutely right. It's crazy the way we're doing this. Fifty people bidding back and forth. Federal government swooping in. You know it's like a surge pricing what you're trying to get that car. This is what's happening right now. It is crazy the federal government or do this allocated based on need so if the president is watching us right now and he. He watches a lot of news on. Tv what would you say to? I'd say Thank you very much for taking a look at a New York as part of New Jersey as part of Connecticut as a regional contagion. Make sure you focus your energies on this entire region and thank you for taking it seriously now in terms of what we gotta do. I'm glad you extended the social distancing. It's so key for us to flat curve. We gotTA speak with one voice federal state local and. I'm glad you're on board. Well governor thank you so much for joining us. Good luck to you. Select all the folks in Connecticut. We'll see what the president has to say that's coming up in a few moments Good luck to see a wealth tax. Thank you and stay with us. We're waiting for the start of today's corona virus briefing over at the White House. You see reporters. They're seated in their chairs over there. We're also watching this A lot of folks are preparing for the absolute worst. We're GONNA take inside a parking garage. That's been that's been converted into a field hospital to care for Corona virus patients. Looking at pictures of.
"white house coronavirus task force" Discussed on The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer
"This is CNN breaking news and we want to welcome our viewers here in the United States and around the world. I'm Wolf Blitzer in the situation room. We're standing by for a briefing from the Corona Virus Task Force where president trump is expected to reveal new social distancing guidelines based on very dire models forecast. Perhaps as many as two hundred thousand deaths here in the United States. Us officials reported more than seven hundred seventy new desk just today the deadliest of the outbreak so far the new US death toll brings the total to more than thirty seven hundred. Since the pandemic began the global numbers are also so grim. At least forty one thousand have died around the world and more than eight hundred forty thousand people have been infected. There are also growing questions tonight over whether the American public should wear masks to slow the spread of the virus. Dr Anthony Fauci just told CNN. He would lean toward that recommendation. Only if it wouldn't affect the supply for healthcare workers let's begin our coverage this hour with CNN's Erica Hill Erica. You're outside an emergency field hospital in New York Central Park. Who'd a thought? Tell us what you're seeing. Yeah we'll it's true. It's something you can't really imagine it here. It is being built just behind us a number of volunteers on hand in addition to those folks from Samaritan's purse and this is just one of a number of new facilities going around the country to help meet this growing need. The headline across America hospitals need help more testing more bits. More ventilators more doctors convention centers in Chicago Detroit New Orleans and Los Angeles being transformed to overflew facilities as emergency rooms are overwhelmed with the Corona Virus Navy hospital ships on both coasts available for not ovid patients while in Central Park. A field hospital is starting to treat those who've tested positive. We still in a very difficult situation. We hope and I believe it will happen that. We may start seeing a turnaround. But we haven't seen it yet. We're just pushing on the mitigation to hope that we do see that turnaround as beds staff and supplies run low. There are new concerns about the impact on care right now. It's kind of like drinking out of the fire hydrant the chair of Nyu Langan's emergency medicine. Department telling doctors in an email to quote. Think more critically about who we intubate. According to The Wall Street Journal in Georgia the States Nurses Association estimates as many as thirty five hundred for tired. Nurses have to return to work and they are needed. New Modeling predicts the coming weeks. We'll see a significant surge in cases I mid April. Two thousand people could die each day in the US. We have been behind it from day. One since it got here and we've been playing catch up. You don't win playing catch up. We have to get ahead of it. In New York City new data on who is affected more than half of the nearly forty one thousand positive cases are under age fifty across the country a renewed push for more serious social distancing as the White House considers new guidelines. When we get in a situation where we have enough masks. I believe there will be some very serious consideration about more broadening this recommendation of using Mash. We're not there yet. Onboard the Holland America's Zaandam cruise ship. Making its way toward Florida. The company says eight people have tested positive. Nearly two hundred have flu like symptoms. Four older passengers have died. There cause of death hasn't been released. It's not clear when anyone we'll be back land. Florida has not get approved the ship to dock. It's truly a a nightmare scenario. And you know if your own country won't take you in. Where are you supposed to? As more Americans begin to feel the economic impact of this pandemic other needs are increasingly apparent. The line for this food bank outside Pittsburgh stretching for more than a mile on Monday officials say they saw the demand increase three weeks ago when the virus I hit the area in response to the rapid increase in nine one one calls here in New York City city. Mayor de Blasio has said we'll that an additional two hundred fifty ambulances and five hundred. Emt's and paramedics are being sent to the city about half of those workers. Healthcare workers are already on hand at one hundred and fifty of those two hundred fifty. Ambulances are also already in the city Erica Hill reporting from Central Park in New York City. Erica thank you very much. The White House can run a virus. A task force is scheduled to once again briefing very shortly. Let's get an update first from our chief. White House correspondent. Jim Acosta. Jim. The president is expected retold to unveil some new social distancing guidelines for the entire country. Tell us what you're hearing just a few minutes. President trump is expected to outline the administration's plans were battling their corona virus. Over the next month the president is expected to call for the current social distancing guidelines to remain largely in place but officials are strongly considering the idea of urging Americans to wear masks to slow the spread of the virus even as top administration health. Experts are seeing some signs of hope in the battle against the corona virus. If you look now. We're starting to see glimmers that that is actually having some dampening effect. Dr Anthony Fauci is hinting. Americans may have to do more than just practice social distancing and start wearing protective masks. When we get in a situation where we have enough masks. I believe there will be some very serious consideration about more broadening this recommendation of using Mash. We're not there yet. But I think we're close to coming to some determination. Such a move would be a departure. From what the administration has said for weeks that it was only necessary for people to wear masks that they had corona virus symptoms. World Health Organization and the CDC reaffirmed in the last few days is that they do not recommend the general public. Where mask another big concern? Medical experts don't want to exacerbate ongoing shortages of personal protective equipment for doctors and nurses on the front lines fighting the virus but with run a virus cases soaring in the US. The president suggested Americans may have no other choice his suggestion on that. So we'll take a look at it for a period of time hard. Hit states are already competing against one. Another describes sorely needed ventilators driving up prices. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo just purchased thousands of those devices from China brushing off comments from the president that he doesn't need that many we are broke and the last thing I want to do is buy a single ventilator that I don't need top. Republicans are pushing back on the notion that the president failed to prepare the nation for the crisis arguing. He was tied up with the impeachment trial. It came up while we were. You know tied down impeachment trial and I think it diverted the attention of The government because every everything every day with all about impeachment hold on. Here's the reality T. Or not guilty. The president was acquitted on February. Fifth five days before he declared at a rally that the virus would quickly disappear and by the way the virus. They're working hard. Looks like by April. You know in theory when it gets a little warmer miraculously goes away. Hope that's true also played golf during the weeks that followed faced with questions about why he downplayed the crisis. Mr Trump says he was just trying to be optimistic to keep Americans calm. I don't want panic in the country. I could cause panic much better than even you could do much. I would make you look like a minor league player but you know what I don't WanNa do that. But even some of the president's most loyal supporters say he hasn't done enough but don't give me the my pillow guy doing a song and dance up here on a Monday afternoon. People are dying in Queens and the president has drawn criticism from some of the nation's governors were claiming that he hasn't heard any recent complaints about the availability of corona virus tests but ever since the president made those comments even Maryland's Republican governor. Larry Hogan said states are still having problems with obtaining those tests president claims shortages are being addressed and. I'm sure we'll be asked about that here. In just a few moments where he will be when he goes into the briefing room. Jim Acosta fact very much important programming note for our viewers. I'll have a live interview with the vice president. Mike Pence he's the head of the White House Corona virus tasks worst. That's an eleven thirty eleven thirty A. M. Eastern tomorrow right here on CNN. Let's get more on the latest. That corona virus developments joining us now. The governor of Connecticut. Ned Lamont governor. You're very busy but thank you so much for taking a few moments ought to share with our viewers the president as you know as you just heard is expected to issue new guidelines when he addresses the nation momentarily in this upcoming briefing. What further action would you like to see the president take? I'd like to hear him talk about the strategic stockpile. You know we've only got fifty ventilators no. Pp appreciate every talking about people wearing surgical masks were desperately short for them. And I hear the cupboard is running bear in the strategic stockpile. So I'd love somebody to ask them how much they pb they've gotten how will be distributed. Were desperate for it at a news conference earlier. Today you said this strategic national strategic stockpile ventilators suggested was empty. That's not necessarily what we hear from some federal officials. Can you elaborate on that? I hope you're right and I hope I'm wrong We had heard just roamers stockpile was running dry. I hope they can address that today. I hope they're on top. Of P P ventilators were desperately short of them. We had You know we are the most infected state in the country per capita and they've really got to focus on these regional hotspots. How many ventilators do you think you need in the short term to deal with this crisis in your state we have about nine hundred seventy five? We put an order months ago for fifteen hundred which gets us there so far. We've gotten fifty fifty out of nine. That's all you got is fifty. So what are they? Save you when you when you go to the Administration. Say we're desperate. We need help. We gotTA save lives. What what do they say they say? Your orders being processed. Oh at the last moment Went to a place. That's more urgent. Your you'll be next in line and I'm afraid we've heard that for some weeks now and like I said we're part of the New York Metro Center. We're part of that pandemic. We have that same high infection rate. It's getting risky because Connecticut is a hotspot according to US officials of this virus. You're just outside New York City Yesterday you told CNN that Fema had redirected some shipment of these ventilators that was meant for your state but have you received any additional support from the federal government on other critically needed supplies. Yes I'd say a month ago we got about ten percent of our order for some P P mass and the such I really hope rather than looking backward. Look for I hope. They got their foot.