LIVE: Trump, White House Coronavirus Task Force Hold Press Briefing Thursday, March 19, 2020 10:30 ET

White House Coronavirus Task Force press briefing began about 10:30 a.m. CDT on Thursday, March 19, 2020.

Speakers:
President Donald J. Trump; Stephen Hahn, FDA Commissioner, Vice President Mike Pence, Dr. Deborah Birx, WH Coronavirus Task Force Response Coordinator, US Surgeon General Jerome Adams.

Main focus of the press briefing is information about pursuing anti-viral therapies.

Notes …

Compassionate Use or Compassionate Drug Use

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Hydroxychloroquine has shown very encouraging early results, and the drug will be made available almost immediately by prescription.

Therapies produced by Gilead (drug name remdesivir) and Regeneron (drug name Kevzara).

Vice President Mike Pence

Allow sales of N95 masks directly to hospitals. Construction companies all across America are donating their masks to health care applications.

Tens of thousands of ventilator being made available for Coronavirus COVID-19 treatment.

Dr. Deborah Birx
50% of cases come from 10 counties

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