Here is more about the comments from Dr. Anthony Fauci previously:
Anthony Fauci, the government’s leading public health expert and Covid-19 in the working group, said he no longer had frequent contact with the president.
When asked about the president’s frequent talk of Covid vaccine work, he told a reporter with Stat News, “No … As you probably noticed, the working group meetings have not happened so often lately. And my meetings with the president have really diminished dramatically. “
Fauci noted that they used to have meetings with working groups daily, even on weekends, and said the two would often talk after the meeting and calculate that they met four times a week a month ago.
Fauci, director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases, also told a CNN reporter that he has not spoken or met with Trump in two weeks and that their last interaction was May 18, during a telephone conference with the country’s governors.
Fauci’s comments come as states across the United States have continued to open and close lockdowns, even as reports of new Covid-19 cases and deaths continue. Last week, the US recorded
In his STAT interview, Fauci said he understood the desire to open states as quickly as possible: “I really have sensitivity to the public’s need to start coming to some form of normalization.” But he said he was still worried about the pace of the reopening:
When I see a situation where there is a region, a state, a city, a county where there is a significant amount of viral activity there, and you see people crowding around bars – and there were several pictures of it, it was pretty striking about the last few days – or on walks, where they are very, very close to each other, I get worried.
He said he was not worried about the 12-18 month vaccine schedule, but added: “There is no guarantee that it will be effective.
In May, during the Senate testimony, Fauci also expressed concern about the potential for ongoing outbreaks: “There is a real risk that you trigger an outbreak that you may not be able to control. Not only does it lead to some suffering and death, but it can even put you back on the road to financial recovery. “