WATCH: White House COVID-19 Response Team holds press briefing

In this image from video, Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and chief medical adviser to the president, speaks during a White House briefing on the Biden administration's response to the COVID-19 pandemic Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021, in Washington. (White House via AP) (Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)

WASHINGTON – The White House COVID-19 Response Team and federal public health officials held a press briefing Friday to discuss the status of the federal government’s COVID-19 pandemic response.