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Dr. Anthony Fauci: CDC’s coronavirus ‘travel advisory’ will ultimately ‘help stop the virus’

Coronavirus task force member Dr. Anthony Fauci said on Sunday the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s travel advisory that was implemented on Saturday “ultimately will help stop” the spread of the novel coronavirus. Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, made the comment on CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday. President Trump on Saturday night said the administration would not be issuing a quarantine on New York, parts of New Jersey and some of Connecticut as part of the efforts to curb the spread of the coronavirus. Trump noted that instead, the CDC issued a Domestic Travel Advisory urging against “non-essential domestic travel” in the tri-state area for 14 days. “Due to extensive community transmission of COVID -19 in the area, CDC urges residents of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut to refrain from non-essential domestic travel for 14 days effective immediately,” the CDC said, noting that the advisory doesn’t apply to “employees of critical infrastructure industries, including but not limited to trucking, public health professionals, financial services, and food supply.” Fauci said on Sunday that the task force has had “very intensive discussions” at the White House with the president this weekend. “As you know, the original proposal was to consider seriously an enforceable quarantine,” he said. “After discussions with the president, we made it clear, and he agreed, that it would be better to do what’s called a strong advisory.” Fauci explained the reasoning behind the decision saying, “you don’t want to get to the point that you’re enforcing things that would create a bigger difficulty, morale and otherwise when you could probably accomplish the same goal.” Fauci went on to say that one issue is that “about 56 percent of all of the new infections in the country are coming from” New York City. “So what was trying to be done is to get people, unless there’s necessary travel, so all nonessential travel, to just hold off because what you don’t want is people traveling from that area to other areas of the country and inadvertently and innocently infecting other individuals,” Fauci explained. “We felt the better way to do this would be an advisory as opposed to a very strict quarantine and the president agreed, and that’s why he made that determination last night,” he continued. New York is now the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in the United States, with more than 52,000 positive tests for the illness and more than 700 deaths. About 7,300 people were in New York hospitals Saturday, including about 1,800 in intensive care. “So we want to strongly do mitigation in those areas like New York City and the surrounding metropolitan area,” Fauci said on Sunday, adding that at the same time the admiration does not want to “neglect other areas of the country where it looks like there are just relatively few infections.” He explained that “if we do testing, identification, isolation, getting people out of circulation who are infected, and contact tracing, we might be able to prevent those areas from getting to that stage where we would have to do mitigation, which is much more difficult and much more frustrating than trying to contain.” When asked if the guidelines will be lifted early this week when the president’s 15-day plan to beat the virus is expected to reach that time frame Fauci said, “I want to see is a flattening and a turning down of the curve.” He noted that the administration will not be pulling back measures on the hot spots including New York. “When we start to see a daily number of cases instead of increasing and escalating, they start to flatten out, turn the corner and then start coming down, when we see that, then you can start doing the modification of the intensity of your mitigation,” Fauci said. “The virus itself determines that timetable,” he added. Fauci went on to say that at the end of the 15 days members of the Coronavirus Task Force will discuss what to do next. “My own opinion, looking at the way things are, I doubt if that would be the case, but we’re a group, we’re a task force, we’re going to sit down and we’re going to be talking about it,” he said. He added, “Obviously what you see me describe, it’s a little iffy there so we’ll take it as it comes, we’ll look at it and if we need to push the date forward, we will push the date forward.”

Dr. Anthony Fauci slams media for attempting to create a ‘rift’ between him and Trump: ‘I wish that would stop’

Dr. Anthony Fauci slammed the media’s ongoing attempt to “pit” him against President Trump, expressing his desire for that to stop. Appearing on the radio show “Mornings on the Mall” on Tuesday, Dr. Fauci was asked about the growing number of stories that depict an apparent tension between him and President Trump. “I wanted to ask you about something that I’ve seen transpiring over the past couple of days, especially as it relates to you. It seems like increasingly a bunch of the questions from the media are designed to create a rift between you and the president of the United States. Or at least to sort of emphasize differences of opinion in a way that creates distance between you and the president. Are you sensing that as the media continuously asks you questions about the differences you have with him?” co-host Vince Coglianese asked. “That is really unfortunate,” Dr. Fauci responded. “I would wish that would stop because we have a much bigger problem here than trying to point out differences. They’re really fundamentally at the core when you look at things, they are not differences.” He continued, “The president has listened to what I’ve said and to the other people who are on the task force have said. When I’ve made recommendations, he has taken them. He has never countered, overwritten me. The idea of just pitting one against the other is not helpful. I wish that would stop and that we’d look ahead at the challenge we have to get over this thing.” Many members of the media have highlighted the differences between Fauci and Trump over the anti-malaria drug the president continues to express excitement for as a potential treatment for coronavirus while the prominent task force member expressed caution as it has not gone through a clinical trial. Others in the media have also sounded the alarm of Fauci’s absences from recent White House briefings, suggesting it’s a signal of a falling out between the doctor and the president.

This is HUGE.  MSNBC, CNN, and the rest of the dominantly liberal mainstream have been artificially creating a “rift” between Dr. Fauci and President Trump.  It doesn’t exist.  FAKE NEWS!  And, as for Joe Biden’s truly pathetic little video he posted yesterday where he said that the President (Trump) needs to listen to his team, and his doctors (on the task-force)…basically feeding off the fake news rift…  Well, according to Dr. Fauci, the President IS listening, and IS taking their recommendations.  Try again, “sleepy” Joe.  That said, Trump isn’t some puppet.  He’ll make his own decisions.  But, clearly he DOES listen to the advice of his very capable team.  We should be comforted by that fact.  Another fake news story by the liberal media proven FALSE.    And, we’re very happy to share that with you this evening.     🙂

Dr. Anthony Fauci: No clash with Trump on malaria drug for coronavirus

Anthony Fauci, the main scientist in the U.S. coronavirus response, says combining a malaria drug with certain antibiotics shows “anecdotal” promise for COVID-19 patients and that his push for more proof doesn’t mean he is clashing with President Trump. “I think there’s this issue of trying to separate the two of us. There isn’t fundamentally a difference there,” Dr. Fauci, the director of the told CBS’s “Face the Nation” on Sunday. “He’s coming at it from a hope-layperson standpoint. I’m coming at it from a scientific standpoint.” Mr. Trump last week said he directed the Food and Drug Administration to speed the use of (hydroxy)chloroquine — a well-established antimalarial drug — and azithromycin antibiotics to treat coronavirus patients, citing studies that suggest it can help. The president said it might be a “game-changer.” Dr. Fauci sounded a bit hesitant from the White House podium. He said the medical world must conduct clinical trials to ensure the combo is safe and effective — a process that can take months — but that he’s not trying to pick a fight with the president. “I’m not disagreeing with the fact, anecdotally, they might work,” Dr. Fauci told CBS. “But my job is to prove definitely from a scientific standpoint that they do work.” Mr. Trump got a boost from New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat who on Sunday said he wants to see if the drug combination is effective. His state has seen the most coronavirus cases in the U.S. He said New York will begin a trial of (hydroxy)chloroquine and azithromycin on Tuesday.

The dominantly liberal mainstream media are desperately trying to somehow suggest that there is a rift between well-respected Dr. Anthony Fauci and President Trump, so as to find something attack Trump over.  It’s the epitome of “fake news.”  I watched the exchange during the press briefing in question, and it seemed perfectly normal and appropriate.  President Trump, while responding to a reporter’s question, expressed his optimism in the potential of using this drug, from the perspective of a lay person.  Then, Dr. Fauci followed up with the technical, scientific disclaimer to ensure the media understood what he and the rest of the Wuhan virus task-force were doing with respect to it.  Again, more bs and fake news by the liberal media.  There was “no there, there.”  When we see this sorta nonsense, we’ll be sure to set the record straight.  The issues surrounding the Wuhan virus are complicated enough as it is, without the dominantly liberal mainstream media (i.e. CNN, MSNBC, NBC, ABC, PBS/NPR, the Washington Post, the NY Times, etc,) working tirelessly to undermine the efforts of this task-force who have no political agenda.  They exist solely to solve this problem and save lives.

Dr. Fauci cites Trump travel restrictions as possible key for U.S. not ‘becoming another Italy’

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said Sunday that while the U.S. will definitely “get hit” by coronavirus, he has reasons to believe that the country may fare better than other parts of the world, at least in part due to early action by the Trump administration. When asked on CBS’ “Face the Nation” if the situation in the U.S. will eventually decline to the extent it has in Italy, Fauci said “not necessarily at all,” noting that while it is unclear exactly why the situation in Italy has remained so dire, it is possible that by blocking travel from China earlier this year, President Trump may have prevented a larger spread of the virus. “Early on they did not shut out as well the input of infections that originated in China and came to different parts of the world. One of the things that we did very early and very aggressively, the president put the travel restriction coming from China to the United States and most recently from Europe to the United States because Europe is really the new China. Again I don’t know why this is happening there to such an extent, but it is conceivable that once you get so many of these spreads out they spread exponentially and you can never keep up with the tsunami.” Fauci also pointed to Americans’ social distancing efforts as key to preventing the U.S. from suffering as much as Italy has been. “The kinds of mitigation issues that are going on right now, the things that we’re seeing in this country, this physical separation at the same time as we’re preventing an influx of cases coming in, I think that’s going to go a long way to preventing us from becoming another Italy.”

Next time you see some never-Trumper liberal media tool, or some Dem (like Joe Biden on March 12th) say that Trump’s quick decision to shut down to/from travel to China was “racist” and “xenophobic,” remember what Dr. Fauci said here.  Shutting down to/from travel first to China, and then later on to most of Europe, was smart and saved lives.  Period.  To even suggest otherwise flies in the face of the FACTS.  Those condemning that decision are just playing politics and pandering to whatever demographic they think they need to appease in November.  Keep that in mind come November when you go to vote.  Trump was right about this, and Joe Biden, CNN, MSNBC and the rest were WRONG….again.

Dr. Anthony Fauci: Coronavirus test delay not the fault of CDC or Trump

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease doctor, said President Trump and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) were not to blame for a lack of coronavirus testing kits that has prompted criticism of the administration as cases continue to grow in the United States. Speaking on “The Hugh Hewitt Show” on Tuesday, Fauci — also the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases — was asked about the slow rollout of test kits, saying the delay was due to a “technical glitch” that slowed things down and a series of “multiple things that conflated.” “There [weren’t] any bad guys there. It just happened,” Fauci said. “And then when we realized, when the CDC realized, and the FDA [Food and Drug Administration] said both the system itself as it was set up, which serves certain circumstances very well, was not well-suited to the kind of broad testing that we needed the private sector to get involved in.” “Was the glitch or anything about the production of the test President Trump’s fault?” Hewitt asked. ” Or actually, let me put it more broadly, would every president have run into the same problem?” “Oh, absolutely. This has nothing to do with anybody’s fault, certainly not the president’s fault,” Fauci replied. Trump has come under heavy criticism from Democrats for the shortage of testing kits and for downplaying the severity of the pandemic. At one point, he compared it to the flu. Fauci has said the virus is worse than the flu and that things “will get worse before they get better.” When Trump declared a national emergency last week, he denied any responsibility for the shortage. “No, I don’t take responsibility at all because we were given a set of circumstances and we were given rules, regulations and specifications from a different time,” Trump said during a news conference in the Rose Garden. “It wasn’t meant for this kind of an event.” As of Tuesday, there were more than 6,300 cases recorded in the United States and nearly 100 deaths. To expand testing, Trump announced partnerships with American companies to make kits available. “I believe now that the CDC and the FDA and the department, that we’ve got it right now, because we’re handing much of it over to the private sector to heavy-hitter companies that do this for a living,” Fauci said. “And I think what you’re going to be seeing looking forward is a major, major improvement in the availability of testing.”

Keep this in mind the next time you hear some Democrat politician or liberal media personality at CNN or MSNBC tear into Trump or his administration for how “poorly” they’re handling this issue.  Kudos to Dr. Fauci, who has decades of experience and has served under administrations from BOTH political parties, for being a straight-shooter and calling it as he sees it.  Excellent!!     🙂

Dr. Fauci on Coronavirus: ‘It Absolutely Came from Wuhan – There’s No Doubt About that’

During a Friday interview on Fox & Friends, Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, discussed COVID-19 and its spread in the United States. With some from China suggesting the coronavirus was a weapon devised by the U.S. military and deployed in Wuhan and Democrats claiming that saying the disease originated in China is xenophobic, Fauci said “there’s no doubt” it came from China. “It absolutely came from Wuhan,” Fauci stated. “There’s no doubt about that.” In the interview, Fauci also called for people to “socially distance” themselves to help prevent the spread of the virus. “The situation is different in Seattle, in Washington, because they’ve had the unfortunate situation of having community spread there. Also, in certain areas of California. That’s a bit different than other areas in which there still will ultimately be infection but not exactly the way it is right now,” Fauci advised. “So, you want to be proportionate in what you do, but for sure, you don’t want to do nothing. You want to start doing something to socially distance yourself. How dramatic that is, closing schools and doing other things, should be proportionate. A lot of people, a lot of sections are doing it anyway. I don’t criticize them for that. They may get fatigued from that, but I’d rather them do that than do nothing.”

Burn this into your head…and keep it in mind as you read about how China is now spreading the lie that the U.S. Army somehow created the coronavirus.  That’s the propaganda they’re putting out now.  It’s outrageous, and as a former “field grade” Army officer myself, I find it personally offensive.  There is no universe in which we would ever create a virus and distribute it with the intent to infect, and kill, people all over the planet…including our own.  It’s patently absurd.  But, that’s the story they’re trying to get people to believe, instead of just owning up to it.  Unfortunately, that would mean admitting they screwed up something…and that goes against the Asian culture of saving face above all else.  We should demand that they admit to the lie and apologize for THEIR screw up that has created this pandemic.  As for us…let’s ALL make an effort to BUY American. …and avoid buying anything made in China.  It’s a good personal policy to have.  But, now more than ever…really consider spending your dollars on American goods and services.

Dr. Fauci: Trump’s Travel Ban on Europe Will Reduce U.S. Coronavirus Outbreak

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, says President Trump’s travel ban on Europe will efficiently reduce the coronavirus outbreak in the United States. During testimony before the House Oversight and Reform Committee, Dr. Fauci said Trump’s travel ban on European nations will stop the spread of the coronavirus in the U.S. “Dr. Fauci, will a travel ban like this have a significant impact on reducing the community spread of the coronavirus, that is cases that are already in the United States?” Rep. Jimmy Gomez (D-CA) asked. Dr. Fauci said in response: “Yes … the answer is a firm yes. That was the reason, the rationale, the public health rationale [for] why that recommendation was made because if you look at the numbers, it’s very clear that 70 percent of the new infections in the world are coming from that region, from Europe, exceeding other countries. Of the 35 or more states that have infections, 30 of them now … have gotten them from a travel-related case from that region. So it was pretty compelling that we needed to turn off the source from that region.” Dr. Fauci’s remarks come as House and Senate Democrats seek to stop Trump from effectively implementing travel bans to stop the spread of the coronavirus. 220 House Democrats have signed onto the “No Ban Act” to stop the president from being able to executively issue travel bans. Under the Democrats’ plan, travelers directly from Wuhan, China, and Milan, Italy would be allowed to continue entering the U.S. via flights against the advice of leading medical experts. There have been 1,422 confirmed cases of the coronavirus and 38 deaths in the U.S.

So, when you hear these Democrats, including now Joe Biden, fighting President Trump’s travel bans, keep this in mind.  Dr. Fauci has said in no uncertain terms that these travel bans are definitely helping stop the spread of this Wuhan virus here in the United States.  So, don’t listen to crazy Joe or the rest of these idiot Dems who don’t care about your health.  They’re just pandering to certain racial and ethnic demographics and playing politics with our health.  And that’s making all of us sick.