HealthDay Reports: Amid Jumps in COVID-19 Infections, US Health Officials to Testify in Congress
Dr. Anthony Fauci is one of the experts who will appear before the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Tuesday to testify before Congress on the handling of the coronavirus pandemic.
TUESDAY, June 23, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- As 29 U.S. states and territories posted spikes in new COVID-19 cases on Monday, the country's top health officials prepared to testify before Congress on their handling of the coronavirus pandemic.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious disease expert, and Dr. Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, will appear before the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Tuesday, The New York Times reported. Adm. Brett Giroir, once the administration's testing "czar," and Dr. Stephen Hahn, the commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, also plan to testify.
In a statement sent to the committee before the hearing, the CDC said that "COVID-19 activity will likely continue for some time," potentially exacerbating the flu season and straining beleaguered hospitals, the Times reported.