Young Americans “have a particular responsibility” to not spread coronavirus to vulnerable populations


Vice President Mike Pence is holding a public coronavirus task force briefing soon, the first formal public meeting since April 27.

The briefing comes a day after the US saw a record number of new coronavirus cases in a single day with 37,077 reported Thursday, according to Johns Hopkins University.

Thursday’s total eclipsed the previous high on April 24, when 36,291 new coronavirus cases were reported across the country.

At least 32 states are seeing an increase in cases of Covid-19, and California, Oklahoma and Texas are seeing fresh high peaks.

The briefing will not take place at the White House, but at the Department of Health and Human Services, according to a schedule released by the White House.

Since Pence was tapped to lead the coronavirus task force on February 27, there have been a total of 47 briefings at the White House, most led by President Trump, and a few led by the vice president.

In recent days, Trump has tried to declare the pandemic “over” despite the rising numbers, and has instead focused his administration’s energy on reopening the economy.

According to White House schedule update, Trump is no longer traveling to Bedminster, New Jersey this weekend.

CNN’s John King explains where US Covid-19 figures stand now in comparison to the last public task force briefing on April 27:

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