Health Editor’s Note: Trump has not requested updates on coronavirus from Dr. Anthony Fauci in two months. Fauci is the top epidemiologist (infectious disease expert) and despite the clear facts that coronavirus is still causing illness and deaths Trump has not asked for information to help lead this country out of the coronavirus pandemic.
Trump is treating nonchalantly the most serious threat to health and lives that America has had since the Spanish Flu of 1918. He tries to ‘cowboy’ and be flippant as Americans sicken and die in ever increasing numbers. Trump has not even seen Fauci in person since June 2.
In the meantime, the U.S. has had many resurgences of coronavirus in many states that are taxing hospitals, creating issues of ‘who to give ICU beds to’ and pushing health care workers into deeper despair. Trump continues to say “this will all go away.” Do you think he really believes that or is it most likely he just does not care?…..Carol
Dr. Anthony Fauci says he hasn’t briefed Trump in at least two months, despite pandemic resurgence
by Nicholas Wu/usatoday.com
WASHINGTON – Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, said Friday he has not briefed President Donald Trump in at least two months and not seen him in person at the White House since June 2, despite a coronavirus resurgence that has strained hospitals and led several states to pause reopenings.
Fauci told the Financial Times he was “sure” his messages were sent to the president even though the two have not been in close contact in the past several weeks.
The comments from the Trump administration’s director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases came as Trump has been critical of Fauci and spoken openly about issues on which they disagree.
In a Thursday interview with Fox News’ Sean Hannity, Trump said Fauci had “made a lot of mistakes” but called him a “nice man.” Trump also said “most cases” of coronavirus would “automatically cure. They automatically get better.”