Coronavirus Developments: Warnings, Trump Tweets And Outbreaks

Cheryl Sanders
August 4, 2020

It is extraordinarily widespread.

"I think the president is spending - spreading disinformation about the virus and she is his - she is his appointee", Pelosi told ABC News' "This Week" on Sunday.

"If we don't have that response, it'll take longer, more people will stay unemployed for a longer amount of time, more businesses will close, et cetera", Schumer told reporters Monday.

"To everyone who lives in a rural area you are not immune or protected from this virus", Birx said bluntly during a CNN interview.

According to a tally by Johns Hopkins University, more than 4.6 million infections and at least 154,834 deaths have been confirmed in America. It's about the American people and how this administration has not had a strategic plan.

In April, Birx claimed that the United States was "putting out the embers" of COVID-19, likening the country's reopening to that of Italy, which squashed the virus.

It was a stunning rebuke of Birx - coordinator of the White House coronavirus task force - who had previously been spared Trump's public wrath.

Birx emphasized the significance of asymptomatic transmission and said that the White House coronavirus task force was working to make sure Americans in affected communities understood this risk.

Birx urged viewers to wear masks, practice social distancing, and wash their hands, but refused to recommend any sort of federal mandate or safety order.

"If we don't do that, and if we don't limit the indoor crowded spaces, the virus will continue to run", he said on NBC's "Meet the Press".

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Monday staff members would meet overnight, and that she and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer would hold another round of talks Tuesday with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and White House chief of staff Mark Meadows.

Trump said that it was time to move Americans to reopen the economy and schools to keep the country running. "If you have chosen to go on vacation into a hotspot, you really need to come back and protect those with comorbidities and assume you're infected". (Birx, who was present at the briefing, was seen staring utterly flabbergasted at Trump in the background).

"That's why we're going to all the states, we're on local radio, we give specific instructions to every governor by county, what they need to do when we start - when those counties start tipping yellow, because that's the time when you have to stamp it down", he said.

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