Tag Archives: Fauci

Anthony Fauci: “I don’t do this because I’m a hero. I do it because it’s necessary.”

Pending an HIV vaccine, injectable PrEP is the most promising research direction, Anthony Fauci tells aidsmap.com “The enormity of the problem is how I keep going,” Dr Anthony Fauci told a meeting of global health journalists yesterday. “I haven’t had a single day off since 20th January last year, but the necessity of dealing with the… Read More »

COVID-19 tracker: Johnson & Johnson aims to test shot in kids; President Trump talks firing Fauci post-election

Johnson & Johnson plans to start testing its vaccine hopeful in children as young as 12. Meanwhile, Aspen Pharmacare entered a preliminary agreement to crank out J&J’s shot in South Africa.  The UK’s drug regulator is investing £1.5 million in an artificial intelligence tool to track vaccine side effects. And India’s Bharat Biotech hopes to launch… Read More »

‘Nothing personal’: Fauci calls Trump criticism a ‘distraction’

The top infectious disease expert in the country downplayed disparaging remarks reportedly made about him by President Trump. During an appearance on California AM radio station KNX1070 on Monday, Fauci was read comments attributed to Trump made about him during a Monday morning campaign call, including calling the longtime director of the National Institute of… Read More »

Coronavirus cases are growing in 11 U.S. states as Fauci warns of ‘disturbing’ data

Coronavirus cases continued to grow over the weekend in nearly a dozen U.S. states as Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s leading infectious disease expert, warns about the nation’s worrying level of new infections. Covid-19 cases were growing by 5% or more, based on a weekly average to smooth out daily reporting, in 11 states as… Read More »

Fauci implores state and local leaders to ‘be as forceful as possible’ with mask orders

Social distancing, an important factor in blunting the spread of coronavirus, can be difficult with more people going out, Dr. Anthony Fauci said. “When you’re living your life and trying to open up the country, you are going to come into contact with people. And for that reason, we know that masks are really important,… Read More »

Fauci says Covid-19 vaccine may not get US to herd immunity if too many people refuse to get it

With government support, three coronavirus vaccines are expected to be studied in large-scale clinical trials in the next three months. “The best we’ve ever done is measles, which is 97 to 98 percent effective,” said Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. “That would be wonderful if we get there.… Read More »