New White House COVID czar says there’s no need to be “excessively concerned” about the pandemic

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The new White House coronavirus czar said Wednesday that it’s not a moment to be “excessively concerned,” He offered assurances that the Trump administration has the epidemic under control.

“It’s not a moment to be excessively concerned,” said Dr Anthony Fauci, who was appointed Tuesday to lead the White House’s response to the pandemic. “We have it very much under control.”

Fauci’s comments come as the number of cases in the United States has topped 1,000, and the death toll from the virus has climbed to 12

“We have to watch this very closely – obviously, I never like to see infections rise – I think we have to be careful,” Jah said on the Today program. “But I don’t think this is when we need to worry too much.” 

Dr Ashish Jha, director of the Brown University School of Public Health, poses for the portrait on December 23, 2020, in Newton, Massachusetts. According to the White House, Jha, a public health expert, made several media appearances on Monday, her first official day, and pointed to the low number of hospitalizations in the U.S.    

According to the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, most countries have low rates of community-based COVID-19, which estimates the number of new cases in communities and the burden on their hospitals. Photographed on Sunday by Dr Anthony Fauci, President Joe Biden’s top pandemic adviser. “Right now, it’s showing growth, but it’s not showing any major changes that we should be doing,” Jah told CNN, referring to the structure of the CDC. “And I think the CDC’s policy is right.” While touting the role of home testing, Jha acknowledged that many of these results may not be reported, stressing the importance of hospitalization as an indicator.​​​   

Jah’s mission began with a highly spread subvariant of the omicron known as BA.2, which became the dominant version in new cases in the United States. As of Sunday, the U.S. averaged more than 31,000 cases a day, a 3 per cent increase over the past two weeks and a fraction of the peak winter wave, according to the New York Times database. Times database. Omicron. However, New York and Washington, D.C., were among the places with more dramatic increases than the nation, even though their average number of new cases was well below recent peaks.   

Prominent officials in both cities, such as Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and New York Mayor Eric Adams, have tested positive in recent days, as have some Broadway stars. On Monday, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said both Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris tested negative in the last 24 hours. Harris was considered close to his public affairs director, who tried positive the previous week, but Psaki said the vice president was five days after being infected.   

Several colleges and universities in the country have reinstated mask-wearing rules as they battle the pandemic on campus. On Monday, Philadelphia announced that it will soon restore the authorization of indoor masks.   

At least 80 participants tested positive after the annual Grill Club and Foundation dinner in Washington on April 2, Tom DeFrank, editor of the National Journal and president of the Grill Club, said in a Monday afternoon letter. Told in the email. He added that reported symptoms remained mild, with a small number of asymptomatic cases. “With nine days left until dinner, the link between the new positive test results and our dinner is questionable, especially for government employees who have attended public events throughout the week,” DeFranco said. “It reminds us that the pandemic is not over,” Jaha said in an interview with Good Morning America, referring to the number of cases after the grill dinner, including some cabinet members.   

“We will still see the spread of cases of this virus. And we must continue to be vigilant. We must continue to be careful.” 

Neither Biden nor Pelosi attended the grill dinner, and Pelosi said on Monday that she would be leaving solitary confinement on Tuesday after testing negative on Monday. Michigan House Representative Rashida Tlaib said Monday that she had tested positive. In Connecticut, Lieutenant Governor Susan Bisevich also said she had tested positive. Jha also told the Today Show that the final say on future mandatory face coverings on planes and other public transportation will rest with the CDC but said the extension of the request, which will last until at least April 18, “is definitely on the table.” 

According to the White House, Jha replaced Jeffrey D. Zients, who left the post to return to his private life. Zients, an entrepreneur and management consultant, has spearheaded the White House response and vaccination campaign across the U.S. in various ways. 

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