Sumary of Birx Says U.S. COVID Cases Are Skyrocketing as Holidays Approach:
- 20, 2020 – The new coronavirus is spreading across America with unprecedented speed, the White House Coronavirus Task Force said in its first briefing in four months on Thursday..
- Still, task force members spoke out against the idea of nationwide lockdowns or schools, even as New York City returned to remote learning this week, CNN reported..
- The first rapid coronavirus test that can be taken at home with results delivered in 30 minutes was cleared for emergency use by the U.S..
- Lab tests that look for the coronavirus’s genetic material using a technique called polymerase chain reaction (PCR) are still considered the gold standard for detecting the virus..
- The experimental vaccine had already shown promise in an early analysis announced last week, but the trial sped to completion faster than anticipated because of the spike in coronavirus cases in the United States….