The White House will put an end to the coronavirus task force, transferring responsibility to the agencies, Vice President Mike Pence said Tuesday.
Not sure I get the timing here. There seems to be this air of hopeful illusion in the White House that everything is going to be better by the end of the month and we can get well on our way back to normal.
“I truly believe, and the trend lines support it, that we could be in a very different place by late May or early June,” he said, allowing a “transition back to having our agencies begin to manage our national response in a more traditional manner.”
I think the major difference between now and the end of the month will be that there are going to be thousands more dead people.
It makes sense to try to reopen in a limited fashion in certain areas where disease is declining. So many people and businesses are in a desperate place financially.
But I don’t get what the point of a task force was if it is going to be abandoned before the job is nearly done.