Fauci testifies on U.S. coronavirus response

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He was giving evidence in Washington before a Congressional committee which is examining how President Trump's administration handled the pandemic.

Coronavirus vaccine: At a time when India has started human trials of its first indigenous Coronavirus vaccine, Dr Anthony S Fauci, one of the leading experts on infectious diseases across the world, believes that the private sector in India can play a big role in the global fight against Coronavirus.

Reiterating earlier statements, Fauci said he was "cautiously optimistic" that a vaccine would be available in 2021.

Redfield told a conference earlier this month that there's a cost to keeping schools closed, even as some push for them to remain shuttered because of fear of COVID-19, the disease caused by the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus.

"When we talk about what is going on in this country and the challenge we're facing, we often say that it is something where we are all in it together, and we all have to pull together", Fauci said.

With another 69,000 cases recorded, the United States has seen a total of more than 4.5 million people known to have been infected since the start of the pandemic.

At least 1.4 million of them have recovered.

He showed the exchange between Fauci and Jordan, when the Ohio Republican pressed Fauci about protests and Fauci said "I'm not going to opine on limiting anything".

"Some were followed very carefully and some were not".

Perhaps ironically, during this same hearing where Scalise lamented the politicizing of a health care crisis, his Republican colleague Jim Jordan repeatedly tried to make United States chief immunologist Dr. Anthony Fauci voice his opinion on whether the government should limit or ban Black Lives Matter protests over coronavirus concerns as it did with businesses and large gatherings.

When Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-SC) asked why Europe has managed to control the virus, and the USA hasn't, Dr. Fauci said it's because when the European Union shut down, about 95% of the region actually shuttered its doors. China has also been making rapid progress on a vaccine, according to various reports. Jordan asked. When Fauci said he was not in a position to make such a recommendation, the lawmaker retorted: "You make all kinds of recommendations. No limit to protests, but you can't go to church on Sunday". "You made comments on dating, baseball, and everything you can imagine".

"You've advocated for certain businesses to be shut down. I'm telling you what it is - the danger - and you can make your own conclusion about that".



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