Vice President Mike Pence just made it official. This reversal has shocked the nation and people are wondering what will happen next. It is time to be strong.
Pledged has “pledged additional resources and testing” after Texas and other states saw a massive surge in COVID-19 cases. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott noted how the virus has taken a “very dangerous turn.”
Addressing this reversal in the virus’ infection trend, Abbott and Pence held a joint press conference as a show of unity and to announce that federal funding for testing sites would be extended.
According to Abbott, the funding is expected to last “every bit as long as Texas wants us to.” In the meantime, both leaders asked people to be cautious while they are in public.
Pence encouraged Americans to “wear a mask” because doing so “will slow the spread” of COVID-19. Ultimately, the sooner we can get this virus under control, the sooner things can return to normal.
John Hopkins University has been tracking virus data around the world through an interactive COVID-19 Map. Currently, the United States has had over 2.5 million cases and 126, 133 deaths.
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