White House press secretary Jen Psaki said that the Biden administration plans to resume regular coronavirus briefings with health officials in addition to the daily White House press briefings.
“We want to do those regularly, in a dependable day, with data, shared with you and the public so they can track progress we’re making on getting the pandemic under control," Psaki said in her first press briefing as Biden's press secretary.
Psaki said that the administration plans to combat misinformation with “accurate information.”
“There are a number of ways to combat misinformation,” Psaki said. “One of them is accurate information and truth and data and sharing information even when it’s hard to hear. And even when it is not meeting the expectations of people at home who are desperate for this crisis to be over.”
The newly sworn-in press secretary's comments came as a response to a question about dealing with misinformation campaigns, like the false claim that President Trump won the 2020 election.
Some background: The Trump administration had briefings with health officials regularly last spring when the coronavirus pandemic initially took hold of the country and the world, however those briefings were often not entirely focused on the pandemic as former President Trump led them awry.
Those regular briefings ended in April after Trump suggested injecting disinfectant could be a cure for coronavirus.
With reporting from CNN's Kevin Liptak and Jason Hoffman