The White House Coronavirus Taskforce say there’s something to be glad about as it relates to the uptick in coronavirus cases: lowering the average fatality rates. Speaking at the Department of Education, Vice President Mike Pence said the taskforce is actually seeing early indications of positive testing flattening in hotspots such as Arizona, Florida and Texas.
Taskforce member Dr. Deborah Birx said the seven-day average is showing some flattening in places like Arizona. Still, she’s recommending that places with hotspots close bars, move to outdoor dining and decrease any kind of indoor gathering.
Pence says the Trump administration's focus is shifting to getting kids back to school in the fall, because he said we can't let our kids fall behind academically and emotionally. CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield says recently-released guidelines should not be used as a rationale to keep schools closed. Instead, Redfield says they want to help all the schools develop their own unique plan to open safely.