White House looking at winding down coronavirus task force, Pence says

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Democrats are bristling at the restriction on gathering information about the nation's response to the pandemic.

Fauci will now testify next week before the Republican-controlled Senate after the White House said he was too busy dealing with the pandemic to appear. For much of the last two months, Trump has rarely left the grounds of the White House as he's dealt with the fallout of the Coronavirus pandemic.

A model by Donald Trump's administration projects a rise in the number of COVID-19 infections and fatalities in the coming weeks to hit up to 3,000 daily deaths in the U.S.by June 1, according to an internal document obtained by The New York Times.

The institute wrote that the revisions reflected "rising mobility in most us states as well as the easing of social distancing measures expected in 31 states by May 11, indicating that growing contacts among people will promote transmission of the coronavirus".

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"They frankly want our situation to be unsuccessful, which means death", he said, calling the opposition party "Trump haters".

A new government report projects COVID-19 cases will surge to about 200,000 per day by June 1, a staggering jump that would be accompanied by more than 3,000 deaths each day.

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Similarly, despite the document bearing the logo of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the agency denied responsibility for the report, The Washington Post reported.

"There are reopening scenarios where it could get out of control very quickly", Lessler said.

Pence said President Donald Trump's administration was starting to look at the Memorial Day window of time at the end of the month to begin transitioning to having agencies manage the coronavirus response in a more traditional manner.

White House spokesman Judd Deere on Monday also shot down the NY Times article and noted that it cited a document that is not an official White House document.

The White House sought to separate itself from the report's projections, saying the document, dated Saturday, was not produced by or presented to the president's task force, which does its own modeling.

On Monday, researchers at the University of Washington's Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) almost doubled its previous USA mortality model to nearly 135,000 from 72,400 on April 29.

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