"This unpublished report recommends far stronger public health measures than the
The chairman goes on to add that "in light of the alarming surge of coronavirus cases and deaths in
The governor has declined to implement a statewide mask order. He has issued an executive order delegating the legal authority, responsibility and decision-making for mask mandates, bar closures and restaurant seating to
In his letter to Kemp, Clyburn used similar language as his letter to Lee. A similar letter went to Vice President
The chairman's letter letter arrived in
Clyburn cited a report in The New York Times which he said "indicates that the
The letter comes after Birx and her staff spent some four hours in
Lee, who spoke shortly after Birx during a new conference at the
"Beyond the regions that currently have restrictions, that's not a plan for us now," Lee said.
Lee recently launched what he says is a multimillion-dollar ad campaign to persuade Tennesseans to wear masks.
"My belief is that wearing masks is a safe way to keep our economy open, to keep our schools open and the best way to implement that in a sustainable way is to use the targeted approach that we have," he said. "That's my belief, and that's my approach, and that's our effort and we see it working."
During a Tuesday appearance on
Fauci said after a "major surge" of COVID-19 cases in
"What I'm concerned about is what
He went on to warn "that's a sure fire sign that you got to be really careful. And if you are trying to open up, please do it in a way that's in accordance with the guidelines, the guidelines that we carefully put together some time ago. If you do that carefully -- and you do the four or five fundamentals that I mentioned ... I think we can prevent the surges that we've seen in the Southern states. And of course we just can't afford again another surge."
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