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 EsperOvernight Defense: Biden nets military family endorsements | Final debate features North Korea exchange | Judge refuses to dismiss sexual assault case against top general Israel signals it won't oppose F-35 sale to UAE Our troops in the Sinai are a small force with outsized importance 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 FauciUS passes single-day record for new COVID-19 cases Overnight Health Care: Following debate, Biden hammers Trump on coronavirus | Study: Universal mask-wearing could save 130,000 lives | Finger-pointing picks up in COVID-19 relief fight Black Americans don't trust a COVID-19 vaccine — they have valid reasons why 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 AdamsJerome AdamsBirx confronted Pence about Atlas Whatever happened to Deborah Birx? Surgeon general cited for taking pictures in Hawaii park closed to prevent virus spread MORE, 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 BidenFacebook, Twitter CEOs to testify before Senate Judiciary Committee on Nov. 17 Sanders hits back at Trump's attack on 'socialized medicine' Senate GOP to drop documentary series days before election hitting China, Democrats over coronavirus MORE confirmed he was considering Michigan Gov. Gretchen WhitmerGretchen WhitmerTrump says he doesn't actually want Whitmer, Biden and Obama to be locked up despite chants The Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by Goldman Sachs - Tipping point week for Trump, Biden, Congress, voters Rally crowd chants 'lock him up' as Trump calls Biden family 'a criminal enterprise' MORE (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 TrumpIvanka Trump, Jared Kusher's lawyer threatens to sue Lincoln Project over Times Square billboards Facebook, Twitter CEOs to testify before Senate Judiciary Committee on Nov. 17 Sanders hits back at Trump's attack on 'socialized medicine' 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 GiulianiFacebook, Twitter CEOs to testify before Senate Judiciary Committee on Nov. 17 Latest 'Borat' footage appears to show star at the White House, meeting Trump Jr. Kushner friend arrested on cyberstalking charges MORE and former White House chief strategist Steve BannonStephen (Steve) Kevin BannonRatcliffe, Schiff battle over Biden emails, politicized intelligence Juan Williams: Trump's search for dirt falls flat Sunday shows preview: Coronavirus cases surge in the Midwest; Trump hits campaign trail after COVID-19 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 InsleeOn The Trail: A third coronavirus wave builds just before Election Day Democrats seem unlikely to move against Feinstein Pandemic politics dominate competitive governor's races 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 CollinsBlackPAC rolls out Senate race endorsements for the first time Republicans scramble to shore up support in Ga. as Democrats gain Democrats make gains in Georgia Senate races: poll MORE.

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