As the country fights the coronavirus, which has now killed more than 282,663 people worldwide, the US coronavirus task force are to be quarantined after possible exposure to infections.
Even if the White House task force has been praised by the US President Donald Trump for their effectiveness in the fight against the world pandemic, there is no evidence that the country is even close to containing this highly contagious virus.
According to Johns Hopkins University, who is tracking the virus worldwide, there are over 1,353,534 positive COVID-19 cases in the US and over 80,351 people have died from the virus. This makes the United States by far the most affected country in the world.
Some states in the country had put in place lockdown measures in early March to curb the spread of the virus. After a series of demonstrations by citizens and the need to reopen the sucking economy as well as rising unemployment, they have now started to loosen the measures.
Former US President Barack Obama criticized President Trump’s actions against this outbreak, which has brought the world to a standstill, in a private phone call with former employees. Obama described Trump’s response to the pandemic as an absolutely chaotic catastrophe.
While Mr President had plans to change the role of the Whitehouse Task Force to focus only on how to safely reopen the economy, some members are now expected to isolate after possible exposure to the virus.
It has been reported that three members of the Whitehouse Coronavirus Task Force must isolate for at least two weeks.
One of three members to be isolated is Dr. Anthony Fauci, who has been a public face amid the fight against the current pandemic. However, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases claimed that it is relatively low-risk because he was less exposed. Ancillary, the last test showed that he is negative.
While he is negative, the 79-year-old will now be forced to work from home until he is tested regularly and completes the quarantine period.
Vice President Mike Pence’s Secretary Katie Miller is also to isolate. It was unfortunate, the tests returned positive.
Dr. Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and Stephen Hahn, Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), are also under quarantine.
CDC confirmed by a statement that Dr. Redfield 68 showed no symptoms and is feeling ok after low exposure. He will also work from home. FDA commissioner Stephen Hahn, 60, has tested negative. These three were an important member of the Task Force and were to address the Senate Committee this Tuesday. But they will now be forced to meet via a video connection. Even if some of the members are to work from home, this is not a step backward to the task force that is now working to reopen the economy. Earlier, we saw UK Prime Minister Isolate and have now got back to work.
Lena Wood graduated from John Carroll University in the year 2002. She born and grown up in Dallas but later she moved to Cleveland for Studying. Lena has written for several major publications including Community Newspapers and News Desk. Lena is a community Reporter and also Covers National Topics.