All four attended in person, instead of remotely.
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Anthony Fauci listens during the daily coronavirus briefing in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington on April 9, 2020.
What I said the other night, there's never been anything where they have so many names. Some people can't explain what the 19 ... The goal, he said, is to keep "what is working well" and to adjust policies that are not producing the desired result.
The Republican president said at a political rally in Oklahoma on Saturday that he had directed his people to slow down testing for the virus because the process had led to an increased number of known COVID-19 cases. The agency has since adjusted both policies.
But Fauci himself said he feels "cautiously optimistic" about the pace of vaccine testing and reiterated his hope that broad production and use of a vaccine could come by "the end of this calendar year" or early 2021. "But here's the story, we are going to be stronger than ever before and it's going to be soon", the President of the United States informed his supporters, prior to going on to assault most likely presidential rival Joe Biden.
Dare County COVID-19 Case Count up to 49, per Sunday update
Tell us your coronavirus stories , whether it's a news tip, a topic you want us to cover, or a personal story you want to share . In its latest update Wednesday, the KDHE reported 11,681 total cases in the state, up 2 percent or 262 cases from Monday.
White House officials have said Trump was joking during the rally.
"I don't kid", he told reporters before praising the U.S. testing scheme as the best in the world.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., also issued a statement Sunday on the president's comments, decrying that Trump "orders his Administration to slow down the testing that saves lives".
"In other areas of the country, we've now seeing a disturbing surge of infections", he added, citing flare-ups in Florida, Texas and Arizona. He told a Tulsa rally that testing is a double-edged sword because while it roots out cases, it also makes the country look bad as large numbers of infections are posted on global tracking sites.
Dr Fauci said while Covid-19 tended to be less severe in younger people, some of them did grow very sick and even died.
'While it has been months since these funds were first appropriated, the Administration has failed to disburse significant amounts of this funding, leaving communities without the resources they need to address the significant challenges presented by the virus, ' they wrote. It grew great with you and your thought process and your ideology.