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Dr. Birx refuses to say whether lockdown should continue: ‘I’m going to share it with the president’

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Federal coronavirus task force coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx on Sunday said that “every metro area” should expect an outbreak equivalent to New York.

“What I wanted to be very clear on is every metro area should assume that they could have an outbreak equivalent to New York, and do everything right now to prevent it,” Birx told Chuck Todd on NBC’s Meet the Press.

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Todd pressed Birx on whether Americans should be prepared for the national recommendations for a lockdown to continue.

But the doctor refused to answer.

“What is your recommendation?” Todd asked. “What recommendation are you going to be giving to them or are you not sharing that with us?”

“I’m going to share it with the president and vice president first,” Birx insisted.

Watch the video below from NBC.


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Ocasio-Cortez blasts her NYC mayor for ‘making excuses’ for NYPD violence against protesters

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The youngest woman ever elected to Congress ripped her city's mayor on Saturday for "making excuses" for New York Police Department actions.

In videos that circulated widely on social media, NYPD cruisers can be seen driving into pedestrian protesters.

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) blasted New York City Mayor de Blasio for defending the NYPD.

On Twitter, she told the mayor, "your comments tonight were unacceptable."

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‘Light ’em up’: Police open fire on people filming them from their front porch

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Video reportedly taken from the Wittier neighborhood of Minneapolis on Saturday shows authorities shooting projectiles upon people filming them from a front porch.

On Friday, Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey imposed a curfew on the city, but his emergency order did not apply to citizens' homes or front porches.

Yet a video posted on Twitter shows a Minnesota National Guard humvee rolling down residential streets, followed by a group of police.

"Look at this, they just keep coming," a woman is heard saying as the camera shows the police.

"Go inside. Get inside," the police shouted.

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‘They just fired on us’: Horrifying videos of cops ‘using journalists for target practice’ in Minneapolis

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Journalists covering the protests in Minneapolis reported on being targeted by police on Saturday.

Multiple reports -- including live coverage on CNN -- showed police firing rubber bullets at journalists.

It’s open season on the media for the cops in Minneapolis. Evil. https://t.co/ZR3Nnf9ofH

— Nick Stellini (@StelliniTweets) May 31, 2020

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