coronavirus task force

President Trump speaks out on efforts to combat coronavirus

President Trump has reaffirmed his administration will move “heaven and earth” to protect U.S. citizens from the coronavirus pandemic. During Saturday’s press briefing, the president said the government’s goal is to stay several days ahead of needs in each state, but noted it will only be possible if states and hospitals provide data about usage.

Dr. Anthony Fauci backtracks on deadliness of virus

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the health specialist on the coronavirus task force, has said the virus’s mortality rate is closer to that of a bad case of the flu. In a Thursday report published by the New England Journal of Medicine, Fauci conceded COVID-19’s death rate was twice that of the common flu, making it roughly 0.28 percent.