DHS adviser outlines 'encouraging news' about heat, sunlight impact on coronavirus

Bill Bryan, the science and technology adviser at DHS, outlined "encouraging news" about the impact that heat and sunlight have on the coronavirus.

News 12 Staff

Apr 23, 2020, 7:44 PM

Updated 1,486 days ago

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DHS adviser outlines 'encouraging news' about heat, sunlight impact on coronavirus
The Coronavirus Task Force gives its daily White House briefing.
  • President Trump says he is impressed with the governors who are "leading the way" during the COVID-19 epidemic.
  • President Trump touts Department of Homeland Security report on how the coronavirus reacts in different temperatures.
  • President Trump says we are "very close to a vaccine" but didn't explain any further.
  • VP Pence says data shows that declines in COVID-19 cases are consistent across America. "We are getting there, America."
  • President Trump: According to a new DHS report on COVID-19, the virus is transmitted more effectively in cold, dry environments. Less effectively in warm, humid conditions.
  • VP Pence says 16 states have released reopening plans. He called it "encouraging."
  • Bill Bryan, the science and technology adviser at DHS, outlines "encouraging news" about the impact that heat and sunlight have on the coronavirus. 
  • Bryan: It would be irresponsible to say "the summer is going to kill the virus."
 
 
 
  • President Trump says he doesn't agree with Dr. Fauci's statement on large-scale testing. Fauci said we aren't where we need to be yet.
  • President Trump when asked if it's dangerous to encourage people to go outside: "I hope people enjoy the sun. And if it has an impact, that's great."
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