White House Cuts Virus Briefings to Twice a Week

White House coronavirus officials announced they would only hold briefings for reporters twice a week,  Breitbart reported.

“We are going to be moving our press briefing calls from three days per week on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday going forward to twice per week on Tuesdays and Fridays,” White House Senior Advisor for COVID-19 Response Andy Slavitt said at the administration’s briefing on Tuesday, according to the report.

Since Biden took office federal health officials held three coronavirus briefings a week.

Slavitt told reporters they would continue to bring updates about the “next phase of our COVID-19 response.”

“Transparency with you is vital and you will continue to see this transparency in a variety of formats,” he said.

Centers for Disease Control director Dr. Rochelle Walensky and Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, usually updates reporters on COVID-19 developments.

The federal health officials spoke about the administration’s “next phase” of the vaccination program, asking everyone 16 and over to get vaccinated, according to the Breitbart report. Walensky warned Americans they would face more outbreaks in states and areas where the population was hesitant to get the vaccine.

“Where we have low areas of vaccination, we are going to potentially see more outbreaks, which is why I think it’s really — we have to be careful and we have to make sure that people get vaccinated in all corners and in all counties,” she said.

About Catherine Smith

Catherine Smith is a newcomer to Washington D.C. She met, and married an American journalist and moved to D.C from the U.K. She graduated with a B.A in Graphic, Media and Communications and worked in design and retail in the U.K.

Photo: BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS - MARCH 30: CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky speaks to the press after visiting the Hynes Convention Center FEMA Mass Vaccination Site on March 30, 2021 in Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Walensky recently said she had a sense of "impending doom" as the rate of coronavirus infection has recently been rising across the U.S. (Photo by Erin Clark-Pool/Getty Images)

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