Sunday shows preview: As coronavirus spreads in the U.S., officials from each sector of public life weigh in

Sunday shows preview: As coronavirus spreads in the U.S., officials from each sector of public life weigh in

The fallout from the spreading coronavirus in the United States is supposed to dominate the Sunday talk show lineup this weekend as over 300,000 cases of the coronavirus have been confirmed in the country as of Saturday.

Local leaders, state governors, medical professionals and members of the Trump administration will take to the airwaves to discuss coronavirus response and mitigation. 

New York City reported a massive increase in deaths related to the virus on Thursday, with over 1,000 deaths in a period of 24 hours.

On Saturday the president announced 1,000 medical military personnel will be deployed to New York City, as New York state prepares for the apex of the virus estimated to occur sometime within the next two weeks. 

Defense Secretary Mark EsperMark EsperPentagon orders active-duty police units on ready to deploy to Minneapolis: AP Overnight Defense: Trump extends deployment of National Guard troops to aid with coronavirus response | Pentagon considers reducing quarantine to 10 days | Lawmakers push for removal of Nazi headstones from VA cemeteries No time to be selling arms to the Philippines MORE, who has previously said military personnel wouldn't be treating coronavirus patients unless "push comes to shove," confirmed on Friday that the Pentagon is looking at the possibility of treating coronavirus patients aboard the USNS Mercy docked in New York City. Esper is booked on ABC's "This Week" and CNN's "State of the Union."

Anthony FauciAnthony FauciOvernight Defense: Trump extends deployment of National Guard troops to aid with coronavirus response | Pentagon considers reducing quarantine to 10 days | Lawmakers push for removal of Nazi headstones from VA cemeteries Don't move the COVID-19 goalpost Overnight Health Care: Sewage testing gives clues of coronavirus | White House says Trump would take hydroxychloroquine again | Trump marks 'very sad milestone' of 100K virus deaths MORE, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and a key member of the Trump administration's coronavirus task force said Thursday that he does not know why some states have not issued stay-at-home orders to curb the spread of the virus. He also noted that social distancing is the only way that the U.S. can slow the spread and "flatten the curve." 

"I just don't understand why we're not doing that. We really should be," Fauci said. As of Friday, 38 states have issued some form of stay-at-home orders, with some states — such as Florida and Tennessee — issuing their orders just this week.

Fauci, who has made frequent media appearances since the start of the crisis, is booked for CBS' "Face the Nation."

Surgeon General Jerome Adams, who expressed cautions akin to Fauci's, said that the White House coronavirus guidelines should be interpreted as a national stay-at-home order and is booked on "Fox News Sunday."

"My advice to America would be that these guidelines are a national stay-at-home order," Adams said on Wednesday.

Founder of Microsoft and philanthropist Bill Gates, who said Thursday that billions of dollars would be spent on factories to develop vaccines for COVID-19, is booked on "Fox News Sunday."

"So, for example, there's — of all the vaccine constructs, the seven most promising of those — even though we'll end up picking at most two of them — we're gonna fund factories for all seven," Gates said.

The Democratic National Convention announced Thursday that the four day nominating convention initially slated for July would be postponed to Aug. 17 due concerns about the coronavirus.

On Wednesday former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenDonald Trump and Joe Biden create different narratives for the election Poll: Biden widens lead over Trump to 10 points Biden: 'We are a nation in pain, but we must not allow this pain to destroy us' MORE confirmed he was considering Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) as one of the women who could potentially end up being his running mate. Biden is booked for ABC's "This Week," with Whitmer, whose state has been hard-hit by the virus, is set to appear on "Fox News Sunday."

Following new public health advice from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Friday, President TrumpDonald John TrumpDonald Trump and Joe Biden create different narratives for the election The hollowing out of the CDC Poll: Biden widens lead over Trump to 10 points MORE relayed the agency's recommendation that suggests the public wear some form of fabric mask to prevent further spread of the virus.

Trump also said Friday he is confident the coronavirus would not delay the general election in November and has  rejected the idea of having every state prepare to conduct mail-in voting, citing concerns of fraud. The president's attorney Rudy GiulianiRudy GiulianiSunday shows preview: States begin to reopen even as some areas in US see case counts increase Moussaoui says he now renounces terrorism, bin Laden Democrats launch probe into Trump's firing of State Department watchdog, Pompeo MORE and former White House chief strategist Steve BannonStephen (Steve) Kevin Bannon Sunday shows preview: Leaders weigh in as country erupts in protest over George Floyd death Soured on Fox, Trump may be seeking new propaganda outlet The Memo: Fauci at odds with Trump on virus MORE are booked on Fox News's "Sunday Morning Futures." 

The Sunday talk show lineup is as follows: 

ABC's "This Week" — Esper; Biden; Homer Venters, president, Community Oriented Correctional Health Services; Topeka K. Sam, co-founder, New Yorkers United for Justice.

NBC's "Meet the Press" — Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte; Surgeon General Jerome Adams; Govs. Jay InsleeJay Robert InsleeInslee says Trump coronavirus response akin to if FDR called Pearl Harbor 'a hoax' Green group proposes nearly T infrastructure and clean energy stimulus plan Washington state bishops respond to Trump's push to reopen churches: 'We will wait' MORE, (D-Wash.) and Asa Hutchinson (R-Ark.)

CBS' "Face the Nation" — Fauci; Michael Dowling, CEO of Northwell Health; former Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb; Luana Marques, president of the board of directors of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America; James Bullard, president of the St. Louis Federal Reserve.

CNN's "State of the Union" — Esper; Govs. John Bel Edwards (D-La.); J.B. Pritzker (D-Ill.)

Fox News's "Sunday Morning Futures" –– Stephen Hahn, FDA Commissioner; Giuliani; Steve Bannon, Former White House Chief Strategist; Rep. Doug CollinsDouglas (Doug) Allen CollinsGOP women's group rolls out endorsements ahead of contested races Bossie, Lewandowski warned Trump he was in trouble in 2020: report The Hill's Campaign Report: GOP beset by convention drama MORE.

"Fox News Sunday" –– Adams; Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates; Whitmer, (D-Mich.)