LIVE: Biden health officials COVID-19 briefing Friday morning

LIVE: Biden health officials COVID-19 briefing Friday morning

Dr. Anthony Fauci and CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky are expected to update the public Friday morning on the U.S. coronavirus response efforts.

WASHINGTON — Health officials on the White House coronavirus response team will hold a briefing on Friday morning, a day after President Joe Biden signed a massive $1.9 trillion legislative bill for coronavirus relief and marked the one-year anniversary of the virus becoming a pandemic.

The health officials expected to speak during the 11:15 a.m. ET briefing includes Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Dr. Rochelle Walensky, Dr. Marcella Nunez-Smith, senior advisor to the COVID-19 response team and White House COVID-19 Response Coordinator Jeff Zients.

Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, on Wednesday said the U.S. could see significant steps toward a return to the pre-pandemic normal, even before the country reaches coronavirus herd immunity. He estimated that the outbreak would end when 70-85% of the population was vaccinated.

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