The coronavirus task force, which used to send daily updates to state officials, has done so with less regularity over the last several weeks, Plescia said.
Meanwhile, officials in at least 19 states have recorded two-week trends of increasing coronavirus cases, including spikes of more than 200 percent in Arizona and more than 180 percent in Kentucky.
At the Food and Drug Administration, officials are returning to hot-button issues like tobacco and CBD regulations.
Some staff in the health department’s emergency response arm are pivoting away from Covid-19 and back toward natural disasters as hurricane season begins.
That grim message has conflicted with Trump’s frequent vows of victory over the coronavirus.
“We were able to close our country, save millions of lives, open,” Trump said in Friday’s Rose Garden remarks.
“I call upon the American people to remain vigilant in protecting the vulnerable - protect your community, grandparents and loved ones from COVID-19. »