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NBC News 30 Jun 2020

Highlights: Top Health Officials Testify On Reopening Amid Pandemic


Dr. Anthony Fauci and some of the nation's top health official testified before the Senate while COVID-19 cases are surging in states from Florida to California. Watch some of the highlights from what they had to say about the state of the pandemic.

Top federal health officials including Dr. Anthony Fauci testified on Capitol Hill Tuesday, as 26 states saw an increase in new coronavirus cases. Dr. Bob Lahita, a professor of medicine at New York Medical College and chairman of medicine at St. Joseph Healthcare System, joins CBSN's "Red and Blue" to discuss.
Dr. Anthony Fauci and other top government health officials are testifying before a House committee today. They'll face questions on coronavirus testing, treatment and vaccine development as cases surge in many states. CBS News chief congressional correspondent Nancy Cordes joins CBSN with a preview of what to expect.
At a Senate committee hearing on the coronavirus pandemic, Senator Bernie Sanders asked federal health officials about the risks of overcrowding on planes and buses. Dr. Anthony Fauci and FDA Director Dr. Robert Redfield also spoke about the importance of wearing face masks to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Watch their remarks.
Dr. Fauci and other health officials said they have never been told to slow down testing and reassured they are committed to increasing as the president came under new criticism.

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