Pence: White House may soon phase out coronavirus task force

by Daniel Payne · May 5th, 2020 4:40 pm

The White House may soon phase out its coronavirus task force, a sign that the Trump administration's priorities regarding the pandemic are shifting as states begin to reopen.

Vice President Mike Pence on Tuesday told reporters that the government is considering shifting the task force's duties to various federal departments. Up until now, the committee has been administered from the White House itself.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is reportedly in talks with the executive branch regarding the possible transition. Task force Response Coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx said the White House would still be keeping "a close eye on the data" regarding the pandemic.


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