Covid 19 Task Force Update April 7

April 2, 2021
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White House
COVID-19 Task Force

What We Learned Today

“We’re very concerned… It’s very sad. There’s nothing we can do about it right now except to try & give them the best possible care.”

Dr. Fauci speaking about the higher number of COVID-19 cases among the African American population. He added that pre-existing conditions (such as asthma, diabetes, and obesity) that often lead to a "bad outcome" with COVID-19 disproportionately impact the African American community. Dr. Birx later clarified that African Americans are not more susceptible to the virus.

“It’s really given us great heart.”

Dr. Deborah Birx on seeing some *early* stabilization in *new* COVID-19 case numbers in areas of concern (such as Chicago and Detroit) outside of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. She says this reflects hope that households are succeeding in their social distancing efforts.

“No absolute prediction, but I think we’re going to be in good shape.”

Dr. Fauci says he feels "humbly" confident about children returning to school in the fall. However, he warned America will be different, and that we will need to adjust as information becomes available, adding that COVID-19 "is not going to disappear."

A reminder of the historic times: Dr. Birx emphasized the mitigation efforts attempted by America has never been attempted before.

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by Jenna Lee,