As states in the south and southwest to control the spread of coronovirus, President Donald Trump’s coronovirus task force officials warned the nation’s governors on Tuesday that a new group of states experienced a spurt in positive cases Has introduced and recommended local leaders implement masked mandates and close bars to prevent outbreaks.
Task Force Coordinator Drs. Deborah Beerks said states like Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri and Colorado were increasing positivity rates and warned that they should take action as quickly as possible before being described as Kent. “Red COVID Area” category. Birx defined red areas as states that have more than 100 coronovirus cases per 100,000 people and a test positivity rate greater than 10 percent.
“By the time you are hospitalized, your community prevalence is so wide that you get into a red state incredibly quickly,” according to a recording of calls received by the Daily Beast. “” By the time you see it, 80 or 90 percent of your counties already have a positivity rate greater than 10 percent. “
Warnings from Birks and other task force officials come as the administration is pushing states across the country to reopen schools, a point Vice President Mike Pence repeated on the call.
Pence said the task force would support whatever decision the state leaders make, but the team was beginning to look for evidence that would “encourage masks”, close bars, and limit indoor ceremonies to some hot. Was slowing the spread in the location states. Birx was more forthright than his advice, stating that the “100 percent mask mandate” played a key role in containing the virus in those states.
Trump has in the past opposed wearing the mask and said in a Fox News interview this month that he would not mandate a national mask. On Monday, Trump retweeted a video shared by his son Donald Trump Jr. in which a doctor said masks were unnecessary. Twitter banned Donald Trump Jr.’s account and removed the video from the stage.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top vaccine official, also accompanied the governors and said states should follow Burke’s recommendations, even though it was not politically expedient to do so.
“You may be reluctant to do so because the general population is saying, ‘Wait a minute, we’re not that bad,” said Fausi, referring to advice to enforce mask mandates and prohibit large gatherings of people . “You are worse than you think because you are going to be reflected now and what you are going to see… weeks from now. I know this may sound very bad but it really isn’t.