The White House coronavirus task force wont wind down in the near future, President Donald Trump said Wednesday, though members could be removed.
Trump praised the group, which is headed by Vice President Mike Pence and includes Surgeon General Jerome Adams, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Anthony Fauci, and Dr. Deborah Birx.
The task force “has done a fantastic job of bringing together vast highly complex resources that have set a high standard for others to follow in the future,” he said, singling out their work on ventilators and personal protective equipment like face masks.
“Because of this success, the Task Force will continue on indefinitely with its focus on SAFETY & OPENING UP OUR COUNTRY AGAIN,” Trump said in a social media statement, in addition to vaccines and possible treatments for COVID-19, the disease caused by the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus, a coronavirus from China.
Trump said he and Pence might add or subtract members when they feel its appropriate.