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White House chief of staff says 'we're not going to control the pandemic'

White House chief of staff says 'we're not going to control the pandemic'
Posted at 1:35 PM, Oct 25, 2020

LONDONDERRY, N.H. — The coronavirus has reached into the heart of the White House once more, less than a week before Election Day

"We are not going to control the pandemic," White House chief of staff Mark Meadows told CNN's Jake Tapper. "We are going to control the fact that we get vaccines, therapeutics and other mitigation areas."

Officials are scoffing at the notion of dialing back in-person campaigning despite positive tests from several aides to Vice President Mike Pence, who leads the White House coronavirus task force.

Meadows was pressed by CNN to explain why the pandemic cannot be reined and responded, "because it is a contagious virus just like the flu.”