Once an avid runner, Dr. Anthony Fauci, now 79, power walks. Since receiving death threats, he is now accompanied by a security detail.
Has the White House been controlling when Dr. Fauci can speak with the media? “To be honest… yes,” says Dr. Fauci. “There has been a restriction… but, it isn’t consistent.”
Fauci admits administration has restricted his media appearances, says he's not surprised Trump got COVID
Dr. Fauci says he was “absolutely not” surprised that President Trump got sick with coronavirus after seeing POTUS at what “turned out to be a super-spreader event” at the White House.
“Contrary to what we thought, masks really do work in preventing infection,” says Dr. Fauci about a statement he made early in the pandemic about masks. “When you find out you’re wrong, it’s a manifestation of your honesty to say ‘Hey, I was wrong.’”
“I'm going to try to vote in person,” says Dr. Anthony Fauci about the upcoming election. To those afraid to go in person, he says “alleviate your anxiety, do an absentee ballot, no problem.”
“I got really ticked off,” says Dr. Anthony Fauci about being included in a Trump campaign ad. “I do not… nor will I ever, publicly endorse any political candidate.”
As the director of infectious disease research for the government, Dr. Fauci told that out of all the pathogens he’s studied — from HIV/AIDS to H1N1 to Ebola — SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, has been the most puzzling.
Fauci admits administration has restricted his media appearances, says he's not surprised Trump got COVID
“I think deep down, [the president] believes in science. If he didn’t, he would not have entrusted his health to the very competent physicians at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center,” says Dr. Fauci.
Tony Fauci @60Minutes, unrestrained, w/ Calling the superspreader event, the death threats he's had requiring federal agents to accompany him on power walks, and the WH censorship/control not allowing him to speak to the public
“We want to use public health measures not to get in the way of opening the economy, but to be a safe gateway to opening the economy.” Dr. Fauci says coronavirus cases would have to get “really, really bad” before he’d advocate for a national lockdown.
Dr. Fauci admits that the administration has restricted his media appearances and says he was "absolutely not" surprised that Trump contracted COVID at what "turned out to be a super-spreader event."
"I certainly have not been allowed to go on many, many, many shows that have asked for me."--AF Dr. Jon LaPook: Have there been death threats against.? Dr. Anthony Fauci: Yes. And harassment of his family members
Fauci is flanked by federal agents on his daily power walks, because of the number of death threats he receives.
Fauci admits administration has restricted his media appearances, says he's not surprised Trump got COVID.
I’ll believe that Trump is growing into the presidency when his staff stops talking about him like a toddler. [This is the 1958th tweet in the #ToddlerinChief thread.]
Fauci admits administration has restricted his media appearances, says he's not surprised Trump got COVID
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