UPDATED 9:26 AM PT — Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway recently weighed in on the possibility of states enacting new lockdowns amid a surge in U.S. coronavirus cases.
While speaking at the White House Wednesday, Conway noted she has heard the statements governors are making and nobody is talking about going into another economic lowdown or creating a pandemic within a pandemic.
Conway emphasized that states need to keep the Trump administration updated on their efforts to combat COVID-19 and also urged people to follow CDC guidelines.
“We need these governors to continue to tell us, along with their hospital systems, what they need, but also what they have because we’ve given them a lot of money,” she stated. “We’ve given them PPE, ventilators, we’ve given them tools they need to meet this moment, so we need to continue to hear from them.”
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Conway also stated the nation is in a much better situation now than it was before in terms of dealing with a pandemic.