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HHS testing chief: 'We do expect deaths to go up'

29 days ago   |   By Politico

HHS testing czar Brett Giroir implored Americans to wear masks in public Sunday and said “everything should be on the table” when asked if more stringent lockdowns might be needed in southern states where the coronavirus cases are shattering record after record.
“For this to work, we have to have like 90 percent of people wearing a mask in public in the hot spot areas,” Giroir said on ABC's “This Week.” “If we don't have that, we will not get control of the virus.”
He maintained the U.S. has enough tests to track the virus's spread despite reports of long wait times at testing sites and...
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White House coronavirus testing czar warns the hardest-hit states may have to reverse reopening plans, says lockdowns 'should be on the table'

White House coronavirus testing czar warns the hardest-hit states may have to reverse reopening plans, says lockdowns 'should be on the table'

29 days ago   |   By Business Insider

The White House's coronavirus testing czar said Sunday the nation's hardest-hit states may have to reverse reopening plans and lockdown.
"Everything should be on the table," Adm. Brett Giroir said Sunday, when asked if certain areas of the country should consider more stringent lockdowns.
States like Florida, South Carolina, Arizona, Texas, and Georgia have seen large spikes in new cases since easing restrictions on businesses.
Before reaching the pointing of locking back down, Giroir said states should shut down bars, limit restaurants to half-capacity, and have 90% or 95% of the...
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