White House spokesman Judd Deere accused lawmakers of “irresponsibly” publishing the documents “in order to falsely tamper with the president’s records.”
White House communications director Alyssa Farah said the government launched a public health messaging campaign to states with major outbreaks in July “to warn the public to follow mitigation practices to reduce the number of cases”.
“The idea that we are trying to hide information from the public is absurd,” she said.
Documents released by the committee also show that several states have failed to implement the Public Health Task Force̵
The documents came in response to a House Panel inquiry on July 29, and the subcommittee said further inquiries will follow.
The risk assessments for states came at the same time that President Donald Trump insisted during the briefing that his administration’s pandemic response was working, publicly contradicting or belittling his scientists – sometimes when they stood by him.
Mid-June Documents showed The task force secretly alerted seven states where Spikes had put them in the “red zone” of the highest virus spread in cases shortly after Vice President Mike Pence, who headed the task force, wrote a comment addressing fears of ” second wave “dismissed” the virus as “overblown”.
Until the end of June Documents revealed 10 states were in the red zone, and those cases had increased in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, and Texas. But Pence went on to say at the time: “All 50 states are opening up safely and responsibly.”
By mid-July, 19 states were in the “red zone” and the task force was Ask with them to raise the exam. However, Trump repeatedly insisted that the country was testing too much and claiming without evidence that the virus would soon “go away”.
The task force’s document is due by early August 23 states listed in the red zone – around the time, in an Axios interview, Trump dispelled the concerns of more than 1,000 people who die a day and said, “It is what it is. But that doesn’t mean we don’t do everything we can. It’s as well under control as you can control it. “
Clyburn and the committee are calling on the White House to publish such pandemic reports in the future. Americans need to learn the information in real time.