White House considering phasing out of White House coronavirus task force, report

The task force has led the U.S. effort to confront the deadly virus

Updated: May 5, 2020 - 3:34pm

Vice President Mike Pence reportedly said Tuesday that the administration is considering a gradual end to the White House Coronavirus Task Force. 

The task force has led the federal response to the pandemic. Pence told reporters at his office that administration aides are having internal discussions about phasing out the team, according to The Wall Street Journal. 

The task force, whose members including President Trump, have appeared almost daily on TV informing Americans about infection rates, death tolls and efforts to treat and test patients for the deadly virus.

Pence, who leads the task force, also reportedly said that overall response efforts could be delegated on individual federal agencies.

 

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