Private coronavirus task force reports warned states of virus spread | TheHill

on June 16, Pence wrote a Wall Street Journal op-ed that blamed the media for stoking fears of a coronavirus resurgence, saying that “panic” was “overblown.”

But just a week later, the task force concluded that seven states were in the “red zone.” New cases had spiked 70 percent in Arizona, 72 percent in Texas, 87 percent in Florida, 93 percent in Oklahoma and 134 percent in Idaho.

Still, Pence pushed the benefits of states reopening businesses, saying “all 50 states are opening up safely and responsibly.”

By mid-July, the task force concluded 20 states were in the “red zone” and increased testing was recommended.

 

Source: Private coronavirus task force reports warned states of virus spread | TheHill