The United States of America is gradually beginning the process of reopening. This is apparent in various states across the nation as stay home orders and other mandates are lifted.
Days ago, the White House announced its decision not to extend the 30-day social distancing plan to halt COVID-19. Hospitals are no longer overwhelmed and increased numbers of Americans are eager to return to normalcy.
As the country moves towards a reopened economy and as hospitals cease to be overwhelmed, the White House coronavirus task force is on its way out.
Breitbart News reports Vice President Mike Pence’s claims that “preliminary talks” are in the works to shutter the task force either later this month or in June.
Pence on the End of the Coronavirus Task Force
According to the vice president, the upcoming end of the coronavirus task force is indicative of “tremendous progress” America has made against COVID-19. When speaking with members of the press, Pence also explained that a proper timeline for bringing the task force to an end is presently underway via “preliminary talks.”
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However, the vice president later pointed out that Dr. Deborah Birx is expected to continue working in the White House even after the coronavirus task force is dismantled. Pence explained that Birx’s duties would entail keeping track of COVID-19 numbers and data through the United States.
Birx is one of the task force doctors who has been at the forefront of national efforts to combat and defeat coronavirus.
Reactions from the American People
Responses to the upcoming end of the coronavirus task force are greatly tethered to party lines. Folks on the left are more likely to question the White House’s decision and claim that some ulterior motive lies behind it. Conservatives, on the other hand, are likelier to trust and support the judgment of the vice president and the White House?
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