"As I've said often and I'll repeat it for the record now: There's never a guarantee that you're going to get a safe and effective vaccine, but from everything we've seen now, in the animal data, as well as the early human data", Dr. Fauci said.
During the hearing, Fauci was been asked about why the Europe did better job than the U.S.in the aspect of containing COVID-19. But we have seen all kinds of stuff like that during protests and we know that protests actually increase the spread of the virus.
As the health officials were testifying, President Donald Trump in a tweet repeated a false claim that high numbers of USA cases are due to extensive testing.
The United States has recorded almost 1.8 million new COVID-19 cases in July out of its total 4.5 million known infections, an increase of 66% with many states yet to report on Friday.
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"I think the difference between HIV and coronavirus is so different that I don't think you can compare them, because the body does not make a very good immune response against HIV so it makes vaccine development very hard", Dr. Fauci said. "I'm not in a position to determine what the government can do in a forceful way", he said. "You made comments on dating, baseball, and everything you can imagine". Dr. Fauci said the two viruses can't be compared.
While state and local governments lock down bars and restaurants, and limit large gatherings like worship services, mass protests and demonstrations have been left free to flood city streets. I'm telling you what is the danger, and you can make your own conclusion about that.
At the start of the hearing, congressional Republicans and Democrats clashed about whether the Trump administration had a national strategy to respond to the coronavirus pandemic.
Democrats were also no exception, as congresswoman Maxine Waters blamed the recent Covid-19 death of former presidential candidate Herman Cain on the no-mask Trump rally he attended before testing positive for the virus, making a political statement out of supposed condolences.
A drive-through testing centre is shown earlier this month in Inglewood, Calif. Admiral Brett Giroir, part of the administration's coronavirus task force, admitted that many test results are not coming back promptly.