WH Covid task force urges health officials to sidestep unhelpful local governmentsThe White House coronavirus task force is warning that the risk from Covid-19 to Americans is at “a historic high” and urging public health officials to “alert the state population directly” if local governments balk at doing so, according to a copy of the latest task force report obtained by NBC News.
“We are in a very dangerous place due to the current, extremely high COVID baseline and limited hospital capacity,” the report, which was distributed to the states earlier this week, says.
“A further post-Thanksgiving surge will compromise COVID patient care, as well as medical care overall.”Notably, the task force is directing health officials to take matters into their own hands and circumvent state and local policies if they “do not reflect the seriousness of the current situation” by making sure the media is “saturated with public health messaging.”The message?
Wear masks and practice social distancing.
Report businesses and organizations that fail to comply with health regulations.
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