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White House Warning Over Las Vegas Coronavirus


 July 27, 2020

A White House Task Force has issued a warning about Las Vegas Coronavirus cases, along with ten other major cities about which have seen a spike in COVID-19 cases. Dr. Deborah Birx, a leader on the Task Force, warned leaders at the state and local level that they should take “aggressive” steps to mitigate their outbreaks.

That warning was delivered via a private phone call and comes less than a week after the Center for Public Integrity revealed that the White House compiled a detailed report showing 18 states were in the “red zone” for Coronavirus cases but did not release it to the public.

Harvard epidemiologist Bill Hanage found it odd that the Federal government did not release the information to the public: “This is a pandemic. You cannot hide it under the carpet,” he said. “The best way to deal with a crisis or a natural disaster is to be straight with people, to earn their trust and to give the information they need to make decisions for themselves and their communities.”

The other cities included in the warning were Baltimore, Cleveland, Columbus, Indianapolis, Miami, Minneapolis, Nashville, New Orleans, Pittsburgh and St. Louis. For more on the Las Vegas Coronavirus situation visit the Public Integrity website.


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