White House Considering Winding Down Coronavirus Task Force

The White House is considering scaling back the coronavirus task force.

Speaking to reporters on Tuesday, Vice President Mike Pence confirmed that the White House is looking at winding down the task force by late-May. He added that the members of the task force would continue to work on combating the virus from their departments. 

“I think we’re having conversations about that and about what the proper time is for the task force to complete its work and for the ongoing efforts to take place on an agency-by-agency level,” Pence told reporters.

He continued, “And we’ve already begun to talk about a transition plan with FEMA.”

“It really is all a reflection of the tremendous progress we’ve made as a country,” he added. 

Pence’s comments come after The New York Times reported that members of President Donald Trump’s administration were discussing scaling back the task force. 

There appeared to be some confusion regarding Pence’s comments as Dr. Anthony Fauci told CBS News on Tuesday that the White House has not had conversations about scaling back the task force with him.

News that the White House was planning to shut down the coronavirus task force led to criticism on social media.

The news also comes as several models are predicting that the number of new cases of the coronavirus per day will rise as states begin to reopen their economies and Americans begin to leave their homes.

One model increased the number of predicted coronavirus deaths from 72,433 to 134,000 by August and cited the lifting of state at home orders for the rise. 

According to the latest data, there are roughly 1.2 million confirmed cases of the virus in the country and more than 70,000 coronavirus deaths. 

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  1. You could at least try to hide your blatant bias ijr and pretend you’re reporting onna factual basis.

  2. This article isn’t biased or anything, only reporting the negative comments of the Democrats. How nice.

  3. Let’s see, the White House is considering winding down the task force. Actually trump can go on his campaign pep rallies like the one today in Arizona. So he, in effect doesn’t need the Covid 19 campaign speeches he gave for 7 weeks or so. Of course I mean his Covid 19 updates, how silly of me.

  4. This Covid19 virus kabuki cannot last forever. It is time to move on if we are really pro USA and want economic and social success. Let the hyenas that suck to China or Russia cry. I don’t care!!!

    1. So Carlos does not care how well we as a nation deal with a pandemic or the lasting effects that it will have on all of us. The health issues alone will be a legacy for many victims to deal with probably for the rest of their lives. He doesn’t care.

      He also doesn’t care to see the effects of opening too early and the repercussions from doing that. The extension of lockdowns or the increased strain placed on Trump Virus victims. Carlos doesn’t care.

      Carlos doesn’t care about YOU, either.

      1. Do you try to be a complete biased moron sheeple or does it come naturally? You’re either one gifted and devoted part of the herd or I feel sorry for your utter lack of intelligence. Are we supposed to keep pretending like all these people out of work won’t eventually have an impact? You think the government who’s funded by tax payers and mostly abused by non tax payers or those who contributed. How long do you think the economy can go with a majority of workers not being taxed? What do you think would be the toll when the economy crashes and people are going homeless and starving? Wonder how many perfectly healthy people who would have easily survived the virus will die once anarchy is the new normal once society collapsed due to panic? It’s not as simple as well let’s just stay at home for the rest of the year or half a year and keep cutting checks to everyone from finite funds.

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