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Deborah birx

Deborah Leah Birx is an American physician and diplomat who serves as the coronavirus response coordinator for the White House Coronavirus Task Force."Birx has served as Ambassador-at-Large and United States Global AIDS Coordinator since 2014.

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Experts call for urgent new measures as coronavirus cases continue to surge in US
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Experts call for urgent new measures as coronavirus cases continue to surge in US

As coronavirus cases in the United States continue to surge and its fall out on economy turns out to be equally dreadful, public health experts have called for urgent new measures to halt the spread of the virus.

Trump virus briefings resume, with newfound respect for masks
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Trump virus briefings resume, with newfound respect for masks

New York, July 22 US President Donald Trump returned after a three month break to his freewheeling coronavirus ...

Trump ponders whether COVID-19 toll is overcounted as top health official Fauci says opposite could be true
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Trump ponders whether COVID-19 toll is overcounted as top health official Fauci says opposite could be true

With nationwide case numbers showing a steady decrease in the US, President Donald Trump and some of his White House aides are pondering if the coronavirus death count is actually less than what has been reported.

Anti-lockdown protesters' behaviour "devastatingly worrisome": White House
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Anti-lockdown protesters' behaviour "devastatingly worrisome": White House

A top White House official tasked with tackling the coronavirus pandemic said Sunday that those who failed to abide by the federal mitigation guidance while protesting against local lockdown measures were engaging in "devastatingly worrisome" behaviours.

'US anti-lockdown protesters' behaviour devastatingly worrisome'
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'US anti-lockdown protesters' behaviour devastatingly worrisome'

A top White House official tasked with tackling the coronavirus pandemic said that those who failed to abide by the federal mitigation guidance while protesting against lockdown measures were engaging in "devastatingly worrisome" behaviour.White House Coronavirus Task Force coordinator Deborah Birx said on Sunday that it was "devastatingly worrisome" that those who protested at state Capitols demanding resumption of normal life didn't wear masks or keep social distance, as they should have been doing according to the White House's guidelines aimed at containing the spread of the virus, Xinhua news agency reported.

Trump unveils plan to reopen US states in phases
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Trump unveils plan to reopen US states in phases

As COVID-19 continues to spread across the US, President Donald Trump has given governors guidance on reopening state economies in the coming months.

COVID-19: US death toll crosses 27,900
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COVID-19: US death toll crosses 27,900

Nine states in the US, which has the worlds maximum coronavirus caseload, have emerged as outliers with less than 1,000 cases and less than 30 cases per day at a time when the countrys death toll soared beyond 27,900 and government relief checks began arriving in Americans bank accounts as the economic damage piled up.

US COVID-19 deaths cross 23,000 but infection curve 'starting to plateau'
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US COVID-19 deaths cross 23,000 but infection curve 'starting to plateau'

Outside the epicentres of New York and New Jersey, the US coronavirus infection curves were "starting to plateau", the White House task force indicated even as the country's death toll has increased to 23,608 and some states on the east and west coasts began collaborating on strategies to reopen their economies.

COVID-19 deaths in US to be substantially below 100,000: Trump
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COVID-19 deaths in US to be substantially below 100,000: Trump

US President Donald Trump said the number of COVID-19 deaths in the United States will be "substantially below the 100,000" figure projected by models last week.

White House experts warn against relaxing social distancing rules
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White House experts warn against relaxing social distancing rules

America's top medical experts on the White House coronavirus task force Dr. Deborah Birx and Dr. Anthony Fauci pointed to encouraging signs that the US infection curve is levelling off but warned against relaxing social distancing guidelines and declaring victory too early.

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