Trump’s top health officials seen but not heard as coronavirus focus shifts

Posted by on May 16, 2020 8:00 am
Categories: Global Stories

Deborah Birx and Anthony Fauci reappeared at the taskforce press briefing but, like other experts, have been absent from the media

After disappearing for more than a week, Donald Trump’s top health officials tasked with combatting the US’s worsening coronavirus outbreak appeared with the president during a White House press conference on Friday.

Drs Deborah Birx and Anthony Fauci, two of the nation’s top infectious disease experts, stood behind Trump as he and members of the White House coronavirus taskforce, including the defense secretary, Mark Esper, and health and human services secretary, Alex Azar, provided updates on vaccine development.

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