A Bright-Red Map and a Dire Warning as the Coronavirus Task Force Meets at the White House

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Here’s what you need to know:After a long absence, the U.S. coronavirus task force returns with a plea for vigilance.As the U.S. nears the 200,000 daily case mark, Americans are urged to avoid Thanksgiving travel.Trump officials object, but school doors are closing across the country.California announces a curfew aimed at curbing the rise in infections.As schools in New York City close, a debate grows over tighter restrictions statewide.U.S. colleges have reported over 320,000 virus cases, one-fifth of them in the last month.In a wealthy region of Italy, health care was privatized, and the virus profited.A senior Defense Department official is infected with the virus, and others were exposed. Vice President Mike Pence at a news conference Thursday with members of the coronavirus task force.Credit…Stefani Reynolds for The New York TimesThe Trump administration’s coronavirus response coordinator, appearing at the White House with other top federal health officials for the first time in months, issued a dire assessment of the pandemic on Thursday, along with an urgent warning for Americans to “increase their vigilance” as they await the approval of a vaccine.Dr. Deborah L. Birx made the remarks …

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