Here is more on these comments from Dr. Anthony Fauci formerly:
Anthony Fauci, the government’s leading public health expert and a member of the Covid-19 Task Force, said he has lost frequent contact with the president.
When asked whether the President often talks to him about working with Covid vaccines, he told a Stat News reporter: “No … As you may have noticed, the Task Force meetings have not been as frequent lately took place. And certainly my meetings with the President have decreased dramatically. “
Fauci noted that they used to have task force meetings every day earlier, including weekends, and said that the two talked often after the meeting and estimated that they met four times a week a month ago.
Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, also told a CNN reporter that he hadn’t spoken to, or met with Trump in two weeks, and that their last interaction was on May 18 during a conference call with the governors in the country.
Fauci’s comments come as U.S. states continue to reopen and end the block, even though reports of new Covid 19 cases and deaths remain. The US took up last week
In his STAT interview, Fauci said he understood the desire to reopen states as soon as possible: “I certainly have a sense of the public’s need to get some form of normalization.” But he said he was still concerned about the pace of reopening:
When I see a situation where there is a region, a state, a city, a county, where there is a considerable amount of viral activity, and you see people crowding around bars – and there were several pictures of it that have been pretty noticeable in the last few days – or on promenades where they’re very, very close to each other, I’m worried.
He said he was not concerned about the vaccination schedule for 12 to 18 months, but added: “There is no guarantee that it will be effective.
In May, Fauci expressed concerns about the potential of sustained outbreaks during the Senate statement: “There is a real risk that you will trigger an outbreak that you may not be able to control. Not only does this lead to suffering and death, it can also get you back on the road to achieving economic recovery. “