Day 1,210: Trump: Fauci’s concerns about protecting schoolchildren from coronavirus ‘not an acceptable’ option
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, has been the government’s leading face informing the public about the dangers of the coronavirus from a scientific perspective.
Donald Trump has been the government’s leading face spouting incorrect theories to the public about the coronavirus from whatever perspective he decides to weigh in on.
On Tuesday, Fauci warned that opening the country too soon could have dire consequences.
White House health advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci warned Tuesday that the United States could face even more “suffering and death” from the coronavirus if some states rush to reopen businesses too early.
It could also hinder states “on the road to try to get back to an economic recovery,” he testified at a hearing before the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions. “It would almost turn the clock back rather than going forward. That is my major concern.”
On Wednesday, Trump said that Fauci’s warnings were “not an acceptable” option, especially as they related to schools.
Fauci has studied infectious diseases his entire life. Trump’s primary infectious disease history is confined to a bunch of rambling and incoherent tweets about Ebola in 2014.
Trump is dead set at opening no matter what. And that has everything to do with politics and the election in less than six months. It has nothing to do with the lives and health of millions of Americans.
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