White House holds first task force briefing in months

It was a day of rare events from the Trump administration that used to be common.

The White House coronavirus task force held its first press briefing in months on Thursday as infections surge around the country and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) urges Americans to avoid traveling for Thanksgiving.

The CDC also held a rare briefing earlier in the day to talk about its guidance.

But at the White House briefing, a succession of officials led by Vice President Pence mostly focused on a vaccine, not the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday and guidance for avoiding a surge in infections.

Officials also did not take any questions.