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White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx on Tuesday described her experience leading the task force as "overwhelming," suggesting her family have unfairly been targeted in the attacks against her. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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A traveler waits for a flight at Portland International Airport in Oregon last week. Public health experts say it's important that people who traveled or gathered with others are especially careful over the next two weeks. Nathan Howard/Getty Images hide caption

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Dr. Deborah Birx speaks to reporters this week outside the Arkansas Governor's Mansion in Little Rock. Birx indicated that data on U.S. COVID-19 hospitalizations will move back to the CDC under a "revolutionary new data system" the agency is developing. Andrew DeMillo/AP hide caption

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Imperial County, California, is rural but has been hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Deborah Birx warned that the U.S. epidemic is in a "new phase." Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption

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