Deborah L. Birx
In New York and New Jersey, the curve of infections appears to be "stabilizing," according to the White House coronavirus response coordinator.
"You can’t take that kind of risk with the leaders of the country," the White House coronavirus task force's response coordinator said.
Even as health officials predict the U.S. death toll could climb to 240,000, Trump and Pence resisted a national order.
President Trump is warning Americans to brace for a “rough two-week period.”
"Every metro area should assume that they could have an outbreak equivalent to New York," said Dr. Deborah Birx.
Dr. Deborah Birx, the White House's coronavirus taskforce coordinator, downplayed the need for ventilators while ER doctors express more concern.
Worldwide, the death toll climbed past 21,000, according to a running count kept by Johns Hopkins University.
Adults aged 20 to 54 accounted for 38% of the known coronavirus hospitalizations in the U.S., the agency said, citing an early analysis.