Global Statistics

All countries
201,011,421
Confirmed
Updated on August 5, 2021 6:43 am
All countries
179,296,986
Recovered
Updated on August 5, 2021 6:43 am
All countries
4,270,298
Deaths
Updated on August 5, 2021 6:43 am

Global Statistics

All countries
201,011,421
Confirmed
Updated on August 5, 2021 6:43 am
All countries
179,296,986
Recovered
Updated on August 5, 2021 6:43 am
All countries
4,270,298
Deaths
Updated on August 5, 2021 6:43 am

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Vice President Pence and other members of the coronavirus task force, here in the Rose Garden of the White House on March 29, are holding a briefing on Friday.

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Vice President Pence and other members of the coronavirus task force, here in the Rose Garden of the White House on March 29, are holding a briefing on Friday.

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The White House Coronavirus Task Force is convening its first briefing in weeks as coronavirus cases spike in various parts of the country, compromising President Trump’s reopening strategy.

The task force, led by Vice President Pence, is addressing reporters at the Department of Health and Human Services, not the White House, as it has done in previous briefings.

Watch the briefing live.

As the virus continues to wreak havoc globally, hitting the United States most brutally, the nation’s leading health experts have grappled with how best to test for and contain the virus.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told The Washington Post on Friday that experts are seriously considering “pool testing” patients, which would test groups of people at once, rather than a single test for each individual.

This method would allow for testing centers to conserve resources by testing multiple people at once. If a test of these clusters returned positive, then individuals from the group would be tested individually.

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Friday’s news conference caps off a month that included a relaunched travel schedule for the president as well as a rise in cases of COVID-19 — the disease caused by the coronavirus — in at least 20 states.

Public health experts have warned against large public gatherings such as the ones hosted recently by President Trump, which many attended without wearing masks.

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Pence has also recently restarted his travel schedule and plans to meet next week with governors and officials in Texas and Arizona to talk about the spikes in confirmed cases of the coronavirus in those states. Texas announced a “pause” to its reopening this week, with additional closures implemented on Friday.

“While you see in the news over the past week or so we have rising cases and outbreaks in several Southern states, I want to assure you that our task force and our entire administration is working continuously with leaders in those states to respond,” Pence said Thursday.

Widespread protests against police brutality, sparked by the recent killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, have further increased concerns of the virus spreading.

To that point, the World Health Organization has said it “fully supports equality and the global movement against racism,” and encouraged protesters to take all safety precautions to help limit the spread of the virus at demonstrations.

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