The President of the United States, Donald Trump, has introduced doubt in the minds of people in the US regarding Dr. Fauci's competence ras it relates to COVID-19, which has caused many Americans to mimic President's Trump assessment of Dr. Fauci.
Trump and Fauci have repeatedly clashed, with the president last month referring to Fauci as an "alarmist" and wondering why Fauci had a higher approval rating than he did.
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Those simple steps can deliver "the same bang for the buck as if we just shut the entire economy down", said Dr Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, adding that he has studies to back that up.
President Donald Trump on Saturday once again publicly broke with Dr. Anthony Fauci, the leading USA expert on coronavirus, questioning Fauci's assessment of why the United States is facing a more severe outbreak than European countries.
In his Friday testimony, Fauci said he stood by previous comments that the surge was "due to a number of factors, one of which was that in the attempt to reopen, that in some situations, states did not abide strictly by the guidelines that the task force and the White House had put out and others that even did abide by it, the people in the state actually were congregating in crowds and not wearing masks". As the government's top infectious disease expert, Fauci heads the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
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"If you look at what happened in Europe when they shut down ... they really did it to the tune of about 95-plus percent", Fauci said in his testimony after panel chair Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.) presented a chart contrasting Covid-19 cases in the USA and Europe.
"If we tested less, there would be less cases", he said in defiance of logic. How did Italy, France & Spain do? Florida has now logged a total of 6,586 COVID-19 deaths, which means the state is now averaging 154 deaths per day. Now Europe sadly has flare ups. The U.S. has the worst outbreak in the world with more than 4 million cases and at least 152,075 deaths as of Friday, according to Hopkins data.
The president's Saturday tweet is the latest escalation of tensions between the president and his coronavirus adviser.
"I believe, ultimately, over a period of time in 2021, that Americans will be able to get it", Fauci said, referring to the vaccine.
"The president during a press conference on Thursday answered questions about his relationship with Fauci".