As new records for COVID-19 deaths happen around the world, the WH COVID-19 Response Team holds news briefing

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A federally run mass vaccination site is coming to Baton Rouge next week

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRPROUD) – The White House COVID-19 Response Team held a news briefing at 10 a.m. in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room.

A big announcement relating to Baton Rouge was made at the briefing.

According to the White House COVID-19 Response Team, “The President committed to opening at least 12 new federally-run mass vaccination sites by April 19. We’ve brought 9 online in the last ten days, and today we are announcing that we will open two new sites next week: – Tulsa, Oklahoma – Baton Rouge, Louisiana.”

According to the White House, these officials were scheduled to participate in the news briefing:

  • Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and Chief Medical Advisor to the President
  • Dr. Vivek Murthy, Surgeon General of the United States
  • Dr. Rochelle Walensky, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Jeff Zients, COVID-19 Response Coordinator

Nations around the world set new records Thursday for COVID-19 deaths and new coronavirus infections, while the disease increased even in some countries that have kept the virus in check,” according to the Associated Press.

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