During a White House Coronavirus Task Force briefing on Friday, the first full briefing in almost 2 months, Pence noted that 34 states are experiencing a "measure of stability" - New York, New Jersey, and CT in particular - while 16 have rising new daily cases and a rising percentage of positive cases.
Fauci said it may be necessary to think about the original guidelines from the task force about reopening the country, some of which were ignored by the states. "Because if you get infected, you are part - innocently or inadvertently - of propagating the dynamic process of a pandemic", said Fauci.
Fauci urged individual citizens in areas facing surging coronavirus infections to take responsibility for their actions, noting that more younger people are testing positive for coronavirus.
The briefings also boosted the public reputation of Fauci, the longtime director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, whose scientific straight talk and advice provided a measure of reassurance to the public. And last month, local health authorities in the Chinese city of Wuhan said they managed to test more than 9 million people using 6.6 million tests.
Tens of millions of viewers watched as President Donald Trump spoke from the podium - often endorsing the antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine as treatment for COVID-19, despite a lack of rigorous studies in its favor.
"As you can see, we are facing a serious problem in certain areas", Fauci claimed.
For the first time since the end of April, the Presidential Crisis Cell on the virus will hold a press conference Friday at the White House in 11 h 30. The president is however lifeless-established on cheerleading an financial resurgence even in the experience of the spike in bacterial infections.
Underscoring the severity of the situation, the White House coronavirus task force was set to reconvene Friday, where it may unveil a new strategy of testing groups of people together.
Pence announced that 16 states were seeing worrisome increases - up from 12 states on Wednesday.
"Retail sales are rolling and, of course, the extraordinary progress in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and New Orleans, areas that just a matter of a month ago were struggling under the weight of this pandemic and that now have arrived at a very, very different place", Pence added.
"We now have seen cases begin to rise precipitously across the South", Pence said.
More than 125,000 Covid-19 patients have died nationwide - more than in any other country.
"So, we are not heading to say blame we're not heading to test and evaluate it", he continued, "but there is some thing that is really vital about it, that I might like to get a message to the nation in standard". "Pray for all the families that have lost loved ones. And just continue to pray that, by God's grace, every single day we'll each do our part to heal our land". "We're having some very good numbers coming out in terms of the comeback, the comeback of our nation and I think it's going very rapidly and it's going to be very good".