They’ll still be there, it looks like, but they will be diminished as President Trump focuses on ways to get the country reopened.
Anthony Fauci kept contradicting the president, and now his influence will be diminished.
According to the Washington Examiner:
The White House will add more figures to its coronavirus task force before the end of the week, according to senior administration officials, as it enters the crucial phase of trying to reopen the country safely.
The decision follows President Trump’s announcement last week that he would keep and expand the task force after officials and Vice President Mike Pence said its work would be winding down.
The president has been under pressure from conservatives to reduce the influence of scientists on the panel, including Dr. Anthony Fauci, one of the country’s leading infectious disease experts, who are accused of being too cautious in lifting social distancing restrictions.
A senior administration official said the additions would mark a “reconfiguring” and a new step in the White House response.
“And now, I think we are sort of entering a new phase, which is, ‘How do you now safely reopen?’”