Birx warns virus is 'extraordinarily widespread' and reminds rural residents they are not 'immune'

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When appearing on CNN’s State of the Union this Sunday morning, Dr. Deborah Birx described the novel coronavirus as “extraordinarily widespread” in the United States and stressed that this pandemic is not a matter of rural and urban divide. “To everybody who lives in a rural area,” the White House coronavirus task force coordinator said in a viral clip, “you are not immune or protected from this virus.” She added that if you live in a home with multiple generations, and there’s an outbreak in your area, “you need to really consider wearing a mask at home, assuming that you're positive,” especially if you share a home with people who have comorbidities. “No matter where you live in America, you need to wear a mask and socially distance, do the personal hygiene pieces,” she added.

If all of this sounds like common sense, and the sort of advice you’ve been following yourself for months, you might relate to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who also appeared on the Sunday show circuit—and was none too enthused with Dr. Birx.

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