At a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing with the health officials testifying remotely, Sanders grilled FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn and Health and Human Services Assistant Secretary Brett Giroir about whether it is fair to assume that people will not have to pay for receiving the coronavirus vaccine.
Dr. Fauci has made it clear that reopening too quickly will result in "needless suffering and death".
He said "even at the top speed we are going", the experts did not see a vaccine playing in the ability of individuals to get back to school this term. He said he had come into contact with a White House staffer who tested positive for the coronavirus. "They dynamics of the outbreak are different in different areas", and the process to open schools would likely not be the same everywhere, Fauci said.
"There is no doubt, even under the best of circumstances, when you pull back on mitigation you will see some cases appear", Fauci said. He said states have to remain prepared and ready to deal with more cases.
"We're opening up a lot of economies around the USA and I hope that people who are predicting doom and gloom and who are saying, 'We can't do this, there's going to be a surge, ' will admit that they were wrong if there isn't a surge, because I think that's what's going to happen, '" Paul said. I keep getting back to that: It's going to depend.
Fauci also warned that not only might some candidate vaccines under evaluation prove ineffective, the clinical trials might show them to be counterproductive. The Senate health committee's chairman, Republican Lamar Alexander, is chairing the hearing remotely from his home in Tennessee (with his dog Rufus in the background on a couch) because one of his staffers tested positive for COVID-19.
He did say that there are multiple potential vaccines in development and that he hopes the administration will have some idea if they work by late fall, early winter.
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That's as oil revenues in the period fell by nearly a quarter from a year earlier to $34bn, pulling down total revenues by 22%. Mohammed al-Jadaan, Finance Minister, explained that government's decision was to support stability of non-oil revenues.
"In every generation, through every challenge and hardship and danger, America has risen to the task, we have met the moment and we have prevailed", Trump said, according to Bloomberg News.
None of us are enjoying this, and we're all looking forward to going about our lives again, but Fauci's warning that trying to do so too soon could actually put that goal farther away-and, of course, cause more deaths-is exactly what we don't want to happen.
Fauci said the National Football League would need to test players, coaches and essential personnel at least daily, which would call for administering thousands of tests on a weekly basis during the regular season.
"We have prevailed" on testing, Trump said.
On Monday Trump repeated the incorrect assertion that the United States was doing better at testing for the coronavirus than any other country.
"To be 100 percent sure, you've got to test every day", he said. Those who are free: Get in there and play. "I think it's feasible that negative testing players could play to an empty stadium". Fauci has been in "modified quarantine" after coming into some contact with a White House staffer who later tested positive for the virus.
Alexander is walking a fine line, however, because he also noted that what's needed is more testing.