Watch live: Pence briefing on coronavirus response
Vice President Mike Pence and Ambassador Deborah Birx, a top official coordinating the government’s coronavirus response, are briefing reporters on the administration’s efforts to contain the outbreak Monday evening. The administration has recently been holding some sort of briefing almost daily as the scope of the crisis grows.
Mr. Trump is trying to reassure the public the situation is under control, even as the second death from the virus in the U.S. was reported Sunday. The president is slated to meet with pharmaceutical executives Monday afternoon. On Tuesday, he’ll visit the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. And on Friday, he’ll visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention headquarters in Atlanta.
Speaking in the Oval Office on Monday morning, the president said he will discuss efforts to develop a coronavirus vaccine at his meeting with pharmaceutical executives. “We’re talking about a vaccine, maybe even a …continued .
[Source: CBS News]