WH COVID-19 Task Force To Hold Briefing For First Time In Almost Two Months

Vice President Mike Pence, standing with members of the White House Coronavirus Task Force team, speaks during a press briefing at the White House on March 10, 2020. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
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June 26, 2020 8:35 a.m.

Vice President Mike Pence is slated to lead a press briefing with the White House COVID-19 task force on Friday.

According to the White House’s press release, Pence will hold the briefing at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) at 12:30 PM ET.

The announcement does not mention whether Dr. Anthony Fauci and Dr. Deborah Birx, the most prominent health experts on the task force, will be present. Devin O’Malley, a spokesperson for Pence, would not tell TPM who would be at the briefing, saying only that “medical experts will be there.”

Friday’s briefing comes after the death toll from COVID-19 in the U.S. exceeded 124,000 and the number of cases reached nearly 2.5 million.

The White House hasn’t held a task force media conference since late April, shortly after Trump infamously claimed injecting bleach would cure the virus.

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