White House COVID task force urges residents to remain cautious as things improve
CDC director Dr. Rochelle Walensky explained Friday why those guidelines aren’t ready yet at the White House Coronavirus Task Force briefing. Ad“Six weeks ago, only 8% of seniors -- those most vulnerable to COVID -- had received a vaccination,” said White House advisor Andy Slavitt. States that allowed on-site dining in restaurants had a 3% increase in COVID deaths within 100 days. “I think the science is now following the messaging that we have, and the messaging has followed the science. “This is not the first report that demonstrates the impact of in-person dining and how cases and deaths will follow after in-person dining.
‘The next 3 months are pivotal,’ -- White House aims to vaccinate every adult by June
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Federal health officials are urging U.S. residents to hold on just for a few months longer. Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said they are months away from being able to vaccinate every adult in the country. READ: Why Michigan officials felt now was right time to loosen COVID-19 restrictions“The next three months are pivotal,” Walensky said. How this plays out is up to us.”White House advisor Andy Slavitt said they hope the country will rally together and finish the race. The CDC is expected to release new guidelines Thursday on what fully vaccinated people can do to stay safe.