WH communications director Farah says science office’s COVID statement was ‘poorly worded

WH communications director Farah says science office's COVID statement was 'poorly worded'

白色的房子 strategic communications director Alyssa Farah clarified a White House statement regarding the 冠状病毒大流行 上 “America’s Newsroom.

The White House’s science policy office was criticized for listingending the COVID-19 pandemicas one of 特朗普总统的 accomplishments in a press release, which Farah said waspoorly worded.

Cases are still rising and we need the American public to remain vigilant,” 她说. “This is the top priority of the president, defeating this virus and rebuilding our economy. But we are rounding the corner because we think that we will have a vaccine by the end of the year, and because of the president’s leadership, we expect that we’ll be able to massively deploy that on a large scale to as many as 100 million Americans by the end of the year.

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The Office of Science and Technology Policy statement read: “From the outset of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Administration has taken decisive actions to engage scientists and health professionals in academia, industry, and government to understand, treat, and defeat the disease.

截至周三上午, 美国. had reported more than 8,779,655 coronavirus cases and at least 226,722 死亡人数, as several areas of the country struggle to contain surging cases.

Does the White House — the president — believe the virus has been defeated?” host Sandra Smith asked.

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“没有, absolutely not,” Farah replied. “That was poorly worded. I think that the intent was to say that it is our goal to end the virus.

She pointed to Trump’s leadership amid the pandemic, saying there will be more positive announcements coming soon from the White House.

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We are rushing therapeutics. … We’ve got remdesivir on the market that people are able to use. We’ve got monoclonal antibodies. We’ve got steroids that are able to be used to treat the most vulnerable. We have massive testing and the ability to isolate cases,” Farah concluded. “We are in the best position to date to treat the virus than we have been at any time.

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