The US could be in a “much better place” by early summer if mitigation efforts continue to fight the novel coronavirus, Vice President Mike Pence said Thursday.  

Speaking at a White House coronavirus task force briefing, Pence said the New York metro area, New Jersey, Connecticut, Detroit and New Orleans all appear to be past their peak.

“Our task force believes that if we continue these mitigation efforts in the days ahead, if states implement their policies, we do believe by early summer we could be in a much better place as a nation, with much of this coronavirus

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