Daily Task Force Press Briefing: “(W)hole of government approach” Pence says the risk of contraction remains low. Elderly people with underlying conditions should use common sense and caution, especially with cruise ship travel.
Community transmission numbers low-balled. Pence mentions that he will be meeting with cruise industry executives because that sector will likely experience a decline in demand.
Pence: we have the testing available to all states (only 1900 have been tested). Claims 900,000 tests distributed. additional 5.2 million by next week.
Commercial labs have ramped up production.
Anthony Fauci: everyone should practice “social distancing”. (If you use E.T. Hall’s criteria, think “I wouldn’t touch that with a ten-foot pole”)
TRUMP: “Anybody that needs a test gets a test…. the tests are all perfect like the letter was perfect. The transcription was perfect. Right? This was not as perfect as that but pretty good.”
“I like the numbers being where they are. I don't need to have the numbers double because of one ship”
Apparently Trump is now comparing the COVID19 crisis to his impeachment.