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Israel: March of the Living Honors Medical Workers Battling COVID
"Israel's most over the living this year almost medical workers battling because the nineteen thousands of people usually take part in the March on the grounds of the former Auschwitz death camp which had been run by Germany in Poland but for the second year in a row the event took place virtually due to the quota virus pandemic the online ceremony has included a special award to Dr Anthony Fauci special medical adviser to president Joe Biden who was recognized the moral courage in medicine that she said he believes that the heating alts lie in the path of goodness the same part all of you he says have chosen in remembering and listening to the voices of those who perished in the Holocaust I'm Charles last month
Fresh update on "dr anthony fauci" discussed on Broncos Country Tonight
"Our top story Dr Anthony Fauci says he is comfortable with certain outdoor activities during the Corona virus pandemic. The nation's leading infectious disease expert, told CNN he wouldn't hesitate to eat outside or attend a baseball game and current covert conditions. He admitted he's a bit risk of verse but would enjoy going to sit in the stands for Nationals game. His comments come as more people get vaccinated across the country more than 36% of the population has received at least one dose. I'm Brian shook one of the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department. Police dogs is getting a bulletproof vest. Canine. Jesse was custom fitted for the vest, which is also stab proof. The best comes courtesy of the nonprofit vested interest in canines. The group has provided vest to police, dogs and all 50 states at a cost of nearly $7 million. Our next update at nine o'clock of Chad. Power on K O A news radio 8:50 A.m. and 94 1, FL. Now we'll check on traffic with Darren Copeland. From the bed. Fred Sports Traffic Center are really a pretty good drive in town. We do have slowing on. I 70 on that. Actually, both sides right now has construction. They kind of move up and down, back and forth along that stretch in both directions. So on that westbound side you're seeing right around Colorado on these pants side a little bit further east as you're moving towards to 70 I 25 however, is in good shape up in the mountains as we move to the West US six. Both directions between highway 40 and 1 19. They are doing construction there so that is closed and then eastbound I seven Remains closed at Glenwood Springs due to a major accident. So.
Biden moves up vaccine eligibility deadline, warns of ongoing pandemic danger
"President Biden is mixing optimism over the nation's vaccination pace with a warning about the pandemic's ongoing danger in a dozen days the president says every American adult will be eligible for a vaccine no more confusing rules no more confusing restrictions he says the nation is on track to meet his goal of two hundred million shots administered by month's end even moving at the record speed removing that we're not even halfway through vaccinating over three hundred million Americans and as cases rise nationwide we're still in a life and death race both the president and Dr Anthony Fauci or warning of wrong steps we really on the brink of a surge Sager mag ani Washington
Fresh update on "dr anthony fauci" discussed on The Guy Benson Show
"Cases confirmed in the United States 31.2 million And the real number is probably quadruple that based on Cyril Prevalence Assessments and estimates from X from experts. Right from cases that were not caught officially. My test but likely exposures over the course of the last year. But the official number 31.2 million the death toll 561,527 Americans. Have perished from Cove in 19. The Dow is down 100 points on the dot right now to 33,699 will keep an eye on that. Well, I want to talk about co bit a little bit further, and I want to play for you something that Woz said on MSNBC over the weekend with Dr Anthony Fauci. As the featured guest. And if you're a regular listener to this show, I think you're aware by now because I say it every so often that my position on Fauci is far less polarized in a lot of people in the political media. Some people worship him. Everything he says. It's like, you know, handed down on a stone tablet from the Mount. Lord Fauci has spoken. Get his. You know his latest pronouncements tattooed on their forearms or whatever. It's weird. Other people hate him, and I hated him for for a year, right? They can't stand him. They think he's irresponsible and sort of this, this bossy guy who makes stuff up and he's a liar and so on and so forth. And the way that I've always seen Fauci At least until more recently, is AH kind of more nuanced. Then, either of those viewpoints. I think he's a top expert doing his best in a very difficult time. There's a big crisis. He's a leading authority. He's gotten some things right. He's gotten something's wrong. I think sometimes has gotten two cuties try to manipulate public behavior without really giving us the facts and trying to shade the fax. To impact how we behave. I think that did a disservice to his credibility a few times. And so you know, does he air on the side of extreme caution? Yes. He's an infectious disease expert. That's what they do. You could make the case because of that he had too much impact on some of the public policy decisions. Under the current president, the previous president, where there were multiple considerations that had to be Thought through. He was giving his view that comes down heavily on one side of things, but there were balancing acts. So maybe he had too much power. I think he likes being interviewed too often. I don't think he's an effective spokesperson certainly anymore. His trust there's a polling out from YouGov. That is just disastrous for Fauci. In terms of his credibility, he has sky high credibility with Democrats, but no one else terrible. The Republicans really bad with independence. Because I think sometimes the contradictions and some of the latest admissions About some of his, you know, motivations behind shifting guidance or evolving views. It's rubbed some people the wrong way. And it is, I think, abundantly clear, undeniable. A lot of people are just ignoring what he has to say. And I think sometimes he makes things worse, especially on the vaccine. He keeps harping, and this is the real crux of my opening monologue here. He keeps harping on these negligible, tiny out liar areas of concern. Which caste completely needless and I think, counterproductive doubt on the miraculously success that these vaccines are. And the liberating back to normal ticket they represent. To our lives, Our post pandemic lives. That should be the overwhelming message. It's what they did in Israel, and it worked very well. It's what the science supports. Of course, nothing is 100%. But to have vaccines that are in the high eighties low nineties. In terms of efficacy. It's it's a miracle. It's incredible and even for the fraction of people who might get infected after getting vaccinated in the clinical trials. The number of deaths among those people also zero Vaccines work and to focus on the tiny sliver of exceptions. Versus the broad restoration of normalcy rule, I think is really irresponsible, but he keeps doing it. So Fauci is on MSNBC. And then cut to here's what he just said No, it's still not okay for the simple reason that the level of infection the dynamics of infection in the community is still really disturbingly high. Like Yes, Yesterday they were close to 80,000 new infections and we've been hanging around 60 70 75,000. So if you're not vaccinated, please Get vaccinated as soon as vaccine becomes available to you, and if you are vaccinated, please remember that you still have to be careful and not get involved in crowded situations, particularly indoors where people are not wearing masks. So at the very beginning, he said, No, it's not okay. And it was in response to the question. Is it okay for vaccinated Americans to eat and drink indoors? Vaccinated? Vaccinated? Said No, It's still not okay, because we have these case rates. Case rates overwhelmingly don't affect the vaccinated people. The number of folks who are vaccinated who get infected is vanishingly rare. It's very smallest, negligible. And among that group, right the exceptions to the rule, they're still overwhelmingly protected against serious symptoms, hospitalizations and death. To tell people Yes, you should go get vaccinated. But once you do you still can't go eat in a restaurant that is nuts. With all due respect, that is nuts, and you've had other public health officials and experts saying the same thing. I'm not a doctor. I'm not playing one on the radio. I'm not asking you to trust me over Dr Anthony Fauci,.
Biden makes all adults eligible for a vaccine on April 19
"President Biden says he's optimistic about America's vaccination pace but is also warning that the nation needs to keep taking the pandemic seriously the president's touting one hundred fifty million vaccine doses administered since he took office and he's telling states to make all adults eligible for shots by April nineteenth at the same time he's calling it a life and death rates we still have a lot of work to do noting cases rising and variance spreading both he and Dr Anthony Fauci urging states to hold off on lifting more health restrictions without she warning the country is on the brink of a buy research is sensually tempting another way which route he said at a national Press Club and would not just be bad for public health but also for the nation's psyche after more than a year of lockdowns sadr mag ani Washington
Fresh update on "dr anthony fauci" discussed on Larry O'Connor
"Mail News that 4 30 I'm barber brands starting today in Maryland. Anyone 16 or older can register for the back. Scene and in the District D. C. Mayor Bowser today announcing all us of people in the district, Horace 16 years old and older are eligible to receive the vaccine. So go to vaccinate dot D c dot Gove to sign up and you will be invited to an appointment. According to your priority group. Well in Loudoun County, Virginia. We do have about 30 to 35,000 people who had three registered Were in face, too, so we wanted to make sure we take care of those folks. And so it all depends on how much vaccine we get to be able to administer. That's health director Dr David Good friend says 16 and up can register in Loudon County as well, but the county will still prioritize its higher risk phase two categories first. White House Coben 19 Response team reporting today that 72 million American adults have been fully vaccinated. Asked when the U. S will reach herd immunity, Dr Anthony Fauci says they don't know. We don't know what herd immunity percentage of vaccinators vaccinated people. Plus people who've recovered. We've made estimates that is somewhere between 70 and 85%. But we don't know that is a fact. The deadly police involved shooting in Minnesota yesterday that sparked violent protests not far from where George floored Floyd dot in Minneapolis. May have been an accidental discharge. That's according to the local police chief. As I watched the video and listen to the officer's commands is my belief that the officer had the intention to deploy their Taser but instead shot Mr right with a single bullet. Brooklyn. That's Brooklyn center. Minnesota Police chief Tim Gannon, who is also calling for calm after the killing of 20 year old Dante write a disturbing social media post about sexual assaults in Montgomery County. Public schools is a fake. That's according to the school system. The Social Media Post alleged there had been sexual assaults at numerous public schools in Montgomery County. The school system posted a letter to parents today, saying the allegations are completely false, and the message was not sent out by anyone in the school system. They're now working to figure out who did write that post. The letter ends with quote. We understand how troubling it is to see such allegations posted about our school communities..
Biden bumps up adult vaccibe eligibility deadline
"President Biden says all American adults will be eligible for covert nineteen vaccines in fewer than two weeks the president says he's moving up his original deadline of may first and telling states to make all adults eligible by April nineteenth no more confusing rules no more confusion restrictions his announcement comes as the nation sees a steady growth a new virus cases with nearly half coming in just five states New York Michigan Florida Pennsylvania and New Jersey we're really on the brink of a surge at the national Press Club Dr Anthony Fauci echoed the president in warning Americans not to ease up the president says the end is in sight but we aren't at the finish line Sager mag ani Washington
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Issues Order Prohibiting 'Vaccine Passports'
"Greg Abbott issued an executive order banning government mandated covert 19 vaccine passports in Texas. In the statement issued via Twitter, Abbott stress that although the state has inoculated millions of taxes, the shots are voluntary, stating that Texans should not have to reveal private health information to go about their daily lives. President Joe Biden's White House Medical advisor, Dr Anthony Fauci said Monday. The feds will not mandate such passports for travelers and businesses. Post Pandemic
'Totally unnecessary': Senior officer testifies against Chauvin in murder trial
"Live from npr news. I'm lakshmi singh. The first week of derek chauvin murder trial has wrapped up with testimony from the minneapolis. Police departments most senior officer matt sepik of minnesota public radio reports. Lieutenant richard zimmermann told jurors that george floyd posed no threat to police. After he was handcuffed. Zimmerman has been with the department since one thousand nine hundred five and leads. Its homicide division. Here's how he responded when a prosecutor asked if chauvin was right to press his knee into george floyd's neck even as floyd lay handcuffed phase. Down putting your a knack for that amount of time is just uncalled for. I saw no reason why the officers felt they were endanger. The defense argues that chauvin charged with murder and manslaughter was acting within his training. But zimmerman said he himself was never trained in such technique for npr news. I met setback in minneapolis. The cdc now says there's low risk of traveling by plane trainer bus for people who are fully vaccinated against covid nineteen and the cdc says. It's not okay. For unvaccinated people to travel for non essential reasons given the threat of a fourth surge in the pandemic. dr anthony. Fauci the white house's chief advisor on kovic is urging individuals to stick with the kovic safety measures and to be patient. It's not easy to get people who've been going through this for such a long period of time to say i'm not going to go on a spring break and i'm not gonna take a vacation. Everybody wants to do that. But i'm telling you. I believe strongly that every day that goes by we get closer and closer to getting an advantage and that means the vaccines that are being distributed at over three million per day is going to get us to the end game where we want to be president. Joe biden announced more than twenty million vaccine. Doses were reported over the past week but with new cases in hospitalizations rising again he is urging those states that have lifted their mask mandates to reinstate them the labor department reports a big jump in job creation for the month of march.
Dr. Fauci Suggests Possible Reasons for New COVID-19 Spikes
"With us now? Dr Anthony Fauci, the Biden administration's chief medical adviser. Good to have you back with us. Dr Fauci. Good morning. Thank you very much. Good to be with you. I wonder if you could explain what we're seeing with with cases in some parts of the country really surging. Whether a couple of factors that are going on as you know, some of the states and cities have pulled back a bit on the mitigation methods, namely, pulling back on mask mandates. And pulling back on the guidelines of crowded places and physical distancing that together with the fact that we're having a dominant variants that is circulating throughout the country of Aryan, meaning? Mutation will change in the virus that in this case ized, giving it the capability of spreading more efficiently from person to person. So I think when you combine those two things, pulling back on some of the guidelines of public health at the same time. As you have a more efficient virus spreading through the community. Is leading to those increases that you just referred
The Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine Is Said to Be Powerfully Protective in Adolescents
"In Children ages. 12 to 15. The news comes as covert 19 cases are on the rise again. Health officials with the White House covert task force say they're worried about another surge in the U. S. Dr. Anthony Fauci, We have seen now immune protection. Against Cove in 19 variants when individuals of vaccinated against the wild type strain on two mechanisms, the anybody response that has a spillover effect. As well as the cross reactivity. Today, Fresno Kings and Madeira counties
Fauci warns against potential new COVID-19 surge as cases remain high
"Cases are once again spiking in some states. Dr. Anthony Fauci was interviewed on CBS's face The Nation when you're coming down from a big Peak and you reach a point in start to plateau. Once you stay at that plateau, you really in danger of a surge coming up, and unfortunately that's what we're starting to see.
Even with vaccinations on the rise, epidemiologists urge caution as nation reopens
"With more than 2.5 million people getting a shot each day in the U. S. Covert 19 vaccinations up, But so are new infections in 18 States, ABC, Stephanie remote In the last week, Coben cases have been on the rise in nearly half the country just as the vaccine distribution ramps up, and people are heading out on spring break. Dr Anthony Fauci telling ABC News every day that goes by that we hang on a bit. It makes it less likely for Serge to occur. But if people just put aside all public health measures, namely, put the masks aside, go to bars go to restaurants. You're going to see a
Coronavirus infections rising nationwide as states face pressure to reopen
"Covert vaccinations hitting record numbers in the U. S. But with cases rising in 18 states, Dr Anthony Fauci, telling ABC News he's concerned about another surge. So he says, Keep wearing them. We have between 50 and 60,000 new infections a day. When you're at that level, you still gotta wear a
COVID-19 vaccine trial involving college students to focus on transmission
"The study on college students will look at whether the Madonna vaccine prevents asymptomatic transmission within the next five or so months. We'll be able to answer the very important question about whether vaccinated people get infected a symptomatically, and if they do do they transmit the infection to others? Dr. Anthony Fauci says the NIH will follow 12,000 students and 25,000 of their close contacts. Half the students will be vaccinated immediately, the other half
Fauci: Vaccine study to involve college students
"The White House says more than forty seven million Americans are fully vaccinated against Colby nineteen do you study aims to answer the two most pressing questions about what comes next Dr Anthony Fauci says it's of extreme importance whether vaccinated people get infected a symptomatically and if they do do they transmit the infection the study had more than twenty universities involves twelve thousand students half will get the majority of vaccine all will swap their noses daily and to give the names of close contacts felt she says it may take about five months to get results this will help informed science based decisions about mask use and about social distancing post vaccination solder macaroni Washington
Fauci says large trial on asymptomatic COVID spread is underway
"Yet know if a vaccine can keep people from getting infected in the first place who are from ace symptomatically spreading the coronavirus to others. Dr anthony fauci the white house chief advisor on kovic says he's hoping a large study underway will be able to answer those questions in a matter of five or six months.
AstraZeneca confirms strong vaccine protection after US rift
"Insists its Corona virus vaccine provides strong protection After reviewing more data from a U. S study, the AP Soccer Madani has the story. It's the latest step in an extraordinary public rift with American officials. Earlier this week, AstraZeneca reported the vaccine 79% effective in preventing symptomatic cove in 19. Hoping the results would rebuild confidence in the vaccine after a rocky rollout. But in an unusual step, the independent panel overseeing the study accused the drug maker of cherry picking the results by leaving out some coded 19 cases. AstraZeneca says A further review concludes the vaccines 76% effective yesterday, Dr Anthony Fauci said. It'll all work out. Once independent federal regulators get their own look at the data. Hopefully that will dispel any hesitancy that was associated with this little bump in the road. Soccer MAHOGANY Washington President Biden's
US outlook improving as vaccinations rise and deaths fall
"America's pandemic outlook seems to be improving as the vaccination drive gains speed the nation's Val vaccinating about two and a half million people a day seventy percent of those sixty five and over have received at least one shot average daily covert deaths are below a thousand for the first time since November early date are really encouraging there is a notable sense of anticipation at a White House briefings from CDC cheaper shell Wilensky and others but she remains guarded noting there are still fifty five thousand new cases a day she's also bothered by spring break travel so where do things stand Dr Anthony Fauci says he gets one question a lot we turning the corner he says work at the corner whether we'd get stoned remains to be seen Sager mag ani Washington
Dr. Fauci: Not turning corner yet on coronavirus
"The blighted administration is ramping up the pace of covert nineteen vaccinations but it's also tempering optimism with caution CDC cheaper shell Wilensky says everybody's itching for normalcy and it's coming we are getting there at roughly two and a half million vaccinations okay but the nation has not turned the pandemic's corner we are at the corner Dr Anthony Fauci says whether it's turned it remains to be seen the biggest challenge remains new virus cases some fifty five thousand a day when you're at that level I don't think you can declare victory and say you've turned the corner still felt she's highlighting study showing negligible virus transmission rates among fully vaccinated people Sager mag ani Washington
U.S. study finds AstraZeneca COVID vaccine 79% effective
"AstraZeneca says A new U. S study shows its vaccine is 79% effective at preventing covitz symptoms and 100% effective in stopping severe disease in hospitalization, opening the way for FDA consideration and possible use here. At today's White House briefing on covert 19, Dr Anthony Fauci talked about the benefits of the AstraZeneca vaccine. This vaccine could be stored, transported and handled. Had fridge aerated temperatures for at least six months. Also, importantly, conditional marketing authorization or emergency use is already in play in more than 70 countries across six continents. Dr Fauci says the astral Seneca vaccine has also received emergency use listing from the World Health
"dr anthony fauci" Discussed on The Journal.
"Back. This episode is brought to you by lenovo. If you're a small business owner you have to do it. All and all that takes time. That's why reliable. Technology is vital for small and medium businesses because when people are working with the right technology they can focus on productivity. Lenovo provide small business owners with the tools. They need like the thinkpad x one yoga to help you focus and get time on your side. Learn more at lenovo dot com slash time on your side. states around the country have been rolling back mask mandates and other restrictions. Texas has gotten rid of the mask mandate entirely. New york is allowing more indoor dining. What do you think of these moves. Is it too much too fast. I mean obviously you want to give the states a considerable amount of discretion to do what they do in their own state. But i can tell you from forty thousand foot looking at the broad issue of the country. I think given the level of community infection that we have now that we see every day that it's risky because you may trigger another surge. The way they are experiencing in europe. And that's something. We want to avoid in fact in general throughout the history of this outbreak. We've kind of followed the european union by a few weeks in the dynamics of the outbreak. What we saw happen in europe recently. They did the same thing they came down. They've plateaued and what they did. Is they pulled back on the mitigation methods and they had a rebound and they're in the process of rebound now with really something. We absolutely want to avoid as people try to reopen businesses and get back to normal and get the economy going. What would you say should be our guiding principles as we try to make calculated risks and return to some semblance of normalcy. There are two things that stand out as we need to pay close attention to the number of people in society who've gotten vaccinated right now we have eleven. Twelve percent of the population is fully vaccinated and more than twenty percent of the population has at least one dose as you get more and more people vaccinated and as the amount of tests positive. Liberty goes down and down and down. You will see the cdc in sequential fashion giving the kinds of guidelines. The way they did last week when they came out and said this is what vaccinated people can do in the context of their home setting with other vaccinated people with people who are not vaccinated. That is the first installment in a series of recommendations regarding the workplace schools. Places of worship. All the kinds of things that people are asking questions about. When can we start doing things that we were not allowed to do previously. And you're going to be seeing that roll out and the more people we get vaccinated the lower the level of the viral dynamics in society. The quicker we're going to get to that point. Do you think employers should require vaccination for going back to the office you know. I don't think that's gonna be federally. Mandated for sure but i can tell you just like we've seen historically just go back and look. Historically there have been situations where there have been requirements for vaccinations. The most common example is that in our school systems that in certain school systems unless you show documentation vaccination against measles mumps rubella hepatitis etc. You cannot go to school. There are some places where you can't travel unless you show you've been vaccinated against yellow fever. For example. It is entirely conceivable that they will be some organizations. They be schools. They could be commercial organizations. That might actually make a rule that you can't do this or that unless you're vaccinated. It almost certainly is not gonna come from above from the federal government. But i would imagine locally. You'll start seeing some of that. Are.
"dr anthony fauci" Discussed on Fresh Air
"So there's a very good connection between some of the things that we're doing now with interventions for covid nineteen that actually originated way back when we were doing hiv in. Its very early years. Here's something that i would imagine. Really makes your head spin. During the early days of the aids epidemic people were protesting like we demand to have more attention and more therapies. Like help save our lives. Like science do something and do it now and now it's like the protests are sure you say mass will save our lives. Sure you say vaccines will say. We don't want them like you're trying to save our lives. no thanks. We're not gonna do that. So does that make your head spin. Yeah makes my head explode a bit. Yeah i mean. Of course it's very frustrating. When you're a scientist a physician or a healthcare provider or a public health person that when you have interventions that are capable of saving people's lives and because of the divisiveness that i mentioned a little bit ago that seems to be permeating our society at this present time hopefully not to last forever but it certainly is permeating society now that you can have actually people who was looking at things that could conceivably save their lives and are actively pushing back against it because they equate it with a political stance or political statements. That is very frustrating. So i i haven't left time for a question that everybody wants an answer to i don't i don't think there really is one but i'll ask you anyways like when and how does this end or at least get under control so that we could start beginning to live. Our you know our lives again and not feel like we're confined to a bubble. Yeah i think it's going to be two major step process. Terry one is within our own country and the other is globally in our own country. If we get the overwhelming majority of people i would say seventy to eighty five percent of the people that that we could get this down to the point where the level of infection is so low that is not a threat of any consequences to most people and you could start to approach some degree of normality. The things that we were able to do before this happened to us. If you're talking about the long game of that being durable you have to address the entire planet namely you've gotta be able to get with the help of the developed world the entire world. That's what we did with smallpox. What we did with polio. And what we did with measles because as long as we need blacked the rest of the world when i say we i mean not only the united states but the developed nations that are rich enough to make a difference as long as we allow disinfection to exist to any degree in any part of the world. It will always be a threat so we've got to approach this the way we approach smallpox the way we approach polio and the way we approach measles and other devastating global outbreaks. Dr fauci. thank you so much for doing this interview. It's just been such a great pleasure to talk with you. I wish you good luck in your new role as advisor chief medical advisor to president biden. I wish you good luck for your sake and for ours. Thank you again..
"dr anthony fauci" Discussed on Fresh Air
"Fine someone else. Give us your accents and your origin. Stories your cross cultural misfits yearning to just be and listen to rough translation on npr. Let's get back to the interview. I recorded last night with dr anthony fauci at a whyy zoom event. Dr fauci is now president. Biden's chief medical advisor and served on president. Trump's corona virus task force. Dr fauci has been the director of naiad the national institute of allergy and infectious diseases since one thousand nine hundred eighty four. When we left off we were talking about dr rao cheese work during the early days of the aids epidemic. What are some things that you learned from the aids epidemic that you feel you're applying now to cove it to the pandemic that we're living in now Including how experimental drugs are handled. Well i mean. There are several things that that we could discuss. I mean one of them is the importance of getting the community involved and dealing with the community and their special needs You mentioned that in our discussion over the last several minutes about the activist group. We have a different type of situation here in the united states with kobe. We have a disparity here that is striking and needs to be addressed. That if you look at the incidence of infection and the incidents of serious disease including hospitalization deaths brown and black people suffer disproportionately more than whites and the general population. So i think that shines a bright light on what we probably should have done all along and certainly must do in. The future is to address those social determinants of health that actually lead to with the great disparity of suffering in cova nineteen among brown and black people. You know we had the same sort of thing With the disparities of infection in certain demographic groups with hiv so from an epidemiological standpoint..
"dr anthony fauci" Discussed on Fresh Air
"Days of the aids epidemic. Because you were you're then as you are now. The head of naiad the national institute of allergy and infectious diseases and At first you are vilified by activists for not responding quickly enough by getting experimental drugs. That were still in trial to people who would die without any therapeutic intervention and in that sense they absolutely nothing to lose by trying a drug that may work and may not And you know you. You listened to the activists and event truly managed to get reform so the drug trials could continue while the people with aids could get access to some of those drugs but during the period when activists were really angry with you on there were protests and there were signs saying like f- ouchi and an image of I think you were burned in effigy and an image of your head on a spike. Those threats that you had to take seriously in the way you had to take them seriously now. No absolutely not. That really is a stark contrast. The activists were justified in the in their concerns that the government even though they weren't doing it deliberately were not actually giving them a seat at the table to be able to have their own input into things that would ultimately affect their lives so even though they were very theatrical they were very iconoclastic. They seemed like they were threatening. Never for a single moment. Did i ever feel myself threatened. By the aids activists in fact in one particular situation i think was very telling. I went down at a time when there was a lot of pushback against the government in not listening to the valid concerns of the activists. I was invited to go down. And i went with just one of my staff at the time to go down essentially alone to the gay and lesbian community center in the middle of greenwich village to meet with. What must have been you know from fifty to a hundred activists in this meeting room just me and one of my staff and they were angry with the federal government because they felt the federal government was not listening to them and they were right. I mean i think they had a really good point not for a second. Did i feel physically threatened to go down there. Not not even close. I mean that's not the nature of what the protests was one of the things about it was that not only were they not threatening at all in a violent way but ultimately they were on the right side of history. Was there a turning point for for you. Were activists convinced you to change your mind and of course what what was. It was the turning point. Well the turning point was You know i can't get into my own head and psychoanalyze myself but it was very clear when they were protesting in a way and really being very confrontational with me..
"dr anthony fauci" Discussed on Fresh Air
"Guess an undestandable misperception that if you get tested every day that all of a sudden you were okay in the white house and you're not going to get infected so at that point not everyone and very few people were wearing a mask because in order to in the door of the white house you had to get tested literally every day you walked in which was a good thing but then what became clear from the super spreading event that did occur in the white house. You're talking about the amy coney barrett event. Yeah right getting tested. Every day did not protect you from either getting infected or infecting somebody else because the tests were not one hundred percent and you could get tested and still be infected because of that window when the test is not necessarily positive so once it became clear that there was the possibility of a superspreader situation even though people were all getting tested. That's what it became very clear that we had to wear masks. Can at that point. People like myself and dr Burks and dr redfield. Dr han and others. We would be wearing masks there but not everyone else was marrying mask. Under those circumstances even if it was semi frowned upon to wear a mask we still were a mask but it was only after it became clear that testing every day to get into the white house was not a shield against getting infected. What was your attitudes. Are the people who weren't wearing masks. And they were putting you at risk by not wearing a mask. Well the my way around that was to wear a mask. Did you come across anyone. In the trump administration who believed that the coronavirus was a hoax including trump himself. No no i think everyone knew that this was a real phenomenon whenever they said publicly or not. I think virtually everybody that i came into contact with realized that this a real phenomenon. We ever pressured to say something that you knew wasn't true and if so how how did you push back. Well i think. I mentioned to you and it's very clear it's on the record. It's all recorded and tv. That when something was said that i felt wasn't true i did not hesitate to go to the microphone and disagree or not necessarily at the microphone on tv but when reporters asked me afterwards i did not hesitate to disagree. I didn't take any great pleasure at of disagreeing with the administration with the president. But sometimes i had to do it so i never felt a situation where i could not say something. I did always say what was on my mind that disturbs some people. Sometimes but that..
"dr anthony fauci" Discussed on Fresh Air
"Day we will up to between three and four hundred thousand per day. We're down now between one and two hundred thousand per day but we still have you know three to four thousand deaths per day that means the virus has almost an open playing field to replicate means you give it an opportunity to mutate so even though this is a challenge. We should not be set back by this. We can meet the challenge and you meet the challenge by first getting a handle on the degree of mutations by doing good genomics surveillance number one but number two by doing whatever you can to prevent the replication of the virus by vaccinating as many people as quickly as as efficiently as you possibly can and also to double down on the public health measures of uniform wearing of masks. Physical distancing avoiding congregants settings particularly indoors One of the things that we do know is that the vaccines that we have although they are less effective in preventing disease. That when you look at serious disease with hospitalizations and deaths the vaccine still have a pretty important positive affect even on the mutants. But we don't wanna get confident about that. We've got to be able to match future. Vaccines an upgrade them to be able to be directed specifically at these troublesome mutants that have evolved is covert now like a forever virus like is it always going to be around in one form or another. Will we always be having to deal with it. You know terry. I don't think we need to make that assumption. That certainly is a possibility that you would have enough virus floating around and changing from year to year that you would have to treat it in some respects the way we treat seasonal influenza where you have to upgrade the vaccine almost every year. There is a way if done properly to avoid that. And that is for example if we successfully vaccinate seventy to eighty five percent of the people in the united states and dramatically diminish the level of infection if we were living in a vacuum in only the united states then. I don't think we'd have to worry about seasonal turnover and having to match but we live in a global community and unless we get the rest of the world adequately vaccinated. And unless we don't have.
"dr anthony fauci" Discussed on Fresh Air
"Anthony fauci america's top infectious disease expert has become a hero to many americans for his scientifically based straight talk about the corona virus. He became a medical celebrity during the press briefings from president. Trump's corona virus task force which dr fauci served on. He's been the head of naiad the national institute of allergy and infectious diseases since one thousand nine hundred four working with seven presidents from reagan to biden none of that stop trump from calling fao she an idiot retweeting time to fire foudy and eventually preventing fao g from being interviewed on certain. Tv shows and publications. But as you've probably noticed. Dr fauci has been an muzzled. By the biden administration. Dr fauci and his family have faced death threats from extremists. And he's been the subject of bizarre conspiracy theories about the virus. Much of dr faustus. Career has been devoted to researching viruses and the immune system. He's made major contributions to the understanding of how hiv affects the immune system was instrumental in developing drugs. That could prolong the lives of people with hiv and is continuing to conduct research into the body's immune response to hiv. Our interview was recorded last night. As part of a whyy zuma event. At which dr fauci received. Whyy's annual lifelong learning award. Whyy is where fresh air is produced. Dr fauci thank you so much for talking with us. And i just want to thank you for everything you've done. I wanna start with your new role as president. Biden's chief medical advisor. What did he tell you he wanted you to do. And how does that compare to what you did in the trump administration. Well it was very clear what president biden wanted not only of me but of the entire medical team and it was really very encouraging because he said it publicly he said it privately to us and that is that science was going to rule that we were going to base whatever we do our recommendations or guidelines. Or what have you based on sound scientific evidence and sound scientific data but he also said something. That was also very encouraging. He said. We're gonna make some mistakes along the way we're going to stumble a bit and when that happens we're not going to blame. Anybody would just gonna fix it and boy was that that refreshing to know that we were gonna let the good scientific method truth guide. Whatever we say whatever we do and when we don't know something we're going to admit that we don't know it and try and figure out how we could find out what the good dater is. And what the evidence is so like everybody. I'm alarmed to find out now that there's a new mutations of the virus and there's apparently like hybrid that has the worst of both worlds it's more transmissible and also more resistant to vaccines. So how does that change your calibration of the future. I know you want us to keep wearing masks. And to keep social distancing and washing our hands and all of that and to if anything amp that up but how does that change your calibration of where we go from here. What the next strategy as well. I think people need to understand something. That's very important that aren a viruses of which sauce kobe to in our vars will mutate and the more. The virus replicates the more opportunity you give it to mutate so when you have so much infection in the community as we have had in the united states over the last few months where you literally have hundreds of thousands of new infections per.
"dr anthony fauci" Discussed on The Ten News
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"dr anthony fauci" Discussed on The Ten News
"Hi dr fauci. My name is miles. I'm eleven years old in. I live in san jose california. I see on tv talking about covid ally in. I was wondering. What exactly is your job. Well my job mostly. I have actually two jobs one a really big job and another one. Not as consuming. The big job is that. I'm the director of the institute here at the nih which is right outside of washington dc which is called the national institute of allergy and infectious disease. And we're responsible for funding or doing most of the research associated with infectious diseases of all types hiv aids ebola zeka and now covid nineteen. And when i say research i mean we are involved in the development of the vaccines that we're going to talk about in a little bit. Our group here was very heavily involved in that into development of drugs. The team that's worked on the vaccine that have made contributions to all the vaccine is a team at the nih vaccine research center. It's made up of a number of people very diverse from all parts of the country. We actually have one of the lead. Investigator is is a woman doctor. Because mickie corbett caller her kizzie. She's a a young african-american doctor who has played a significant role in the development of a vaccine. So she's a good role model for young women who want to get into science. In addition i'm a member of the white house virus taskforce and that's the reason why you see me on tv a lot. Because i get out there and talk about the public health measures that we need to do to stay safe and avoid infection. So i'm doing to simultaneously running the institute and being a part of the white house task force a madeleine ten years old man from new orleans louisiana. I'd like to know if everyone stayed home for two weeks. Would kill it. go away well. If everyone stayed home for two weeks it likely would decrease kovin. But i don't think two weeks is enough to have covid just disappear because right now. It's very very prevalent in the united states. The numbers are really disturbed. If you look at the numbers there have been between two hundred and three hundred thousand new cases each day. So it's gonna take more than just two weeks of shutting down. I don't think we need to completely shut down. But i do think we need to make sure that we uniformly abide by the public health measures of uniformly wearing masks of avoiding close contact of avoiding crowds and congregate settings particularly indoors. Except when you with family that's okay but you don't wanna have big parties and social gatherings right. Now you wanna keep things as minimal as possible for that until the level of infection gets much lower heidecker g. My name is summer. i'm fourteen in. I'm from alfa reta georgia. Today's my first day of quarantine since in my class was exposed to corona. Even though our my master today do you. Southern is a possibility getting corona. Well if you or your masks faithfully every day the chances of your getting corona because you're exposed to someone is low so i wouldn't worry about it. It is low but it is not zero. And that's the reason why you have to quarantine but if you were in the classroom and were faithfully wearing your mask and washing your hands. Frequently the way you're supposed to be doing. I think the risk view is low. That you shouldn't be worried but you do need to continue to quarantine my name. Is she in eight years ago from west out to ask dr fauci. Can pats kin corona virus. You know there is individual rare instances of cats and other domestic animals being able to carry corona virus. But there's no indication that that is a significant or even a real danger of spreading infection. So one of the things we don't want to do is to have children be worried that their pets are going to be dangerous to them. So i know that when you read about one or two cases of a dog or a cat having the infection. That's something that we've not seen being Actually i wouldn't say an important not even a source of infection. So don't worry about it you can give you a big hug dr fauci. My name is nola. i'm eleven you sold. I was wondering. Are you a dog or cat. Person dog all the way. Hello my name's arianna. And i'm nine years old and my question is when the covert vaccines out. When our kids get the vaccine will one of the things that were very careful with when we do. Vaccines is to make sure that we're absolutely certain about the safety of a vaccine in what we call vulnerable populations and two of the most important vulnerable populations namely we wanna take extra special care of you. That's what vulnerable means our children and pregnant women so when you do vaccine trial and you show that safe and effective usually wait a couple of months until it's very clear that the vaccine is going to be efficacious and is very clear that in adults in normal adults. It's very safe then. You could start doing a phase one or face to a trial which means the trial doesn't have to be very lodged like tens and tens of thousands of people. It could be a couple of thousand people and you do that in children and you can also do that in pregnant women and when you do that you can then use that data to ultimately get the vaccine because of the safety and the fact that it induces a response very similar to the protective response in adult that after a few months you can approve it for use in children so even though the vaccine will be approved for adults i think a few months from now children would likely be able to get vaccinated but it will be a several month delay before we get them. The vaccine hi. I'm harper and eight years old from california. If i have an allergy will. I still be able to get the covid vaccine right now in the rolling out of the vaccines both in the uk. And in the united states they have been incidences of people who have a tendency for an allergic reaction to get an allergic reaction to the vaccine. That doesn't mean that if you have a history of an allergic reaction you can't get vaccinated. It means that your extra special care so that when you go to get vaccinated it is in a place. Where if you do get an allergic reaction you have somebody that knows how to treat it. Hi this is john Nine morton jersey. If i already. Kobe interviewing butter from it than.
"dr anthony fauci" Discussed on Start Here
"Don't interpreted as an obstacle to opening the economy because if you do things the way we have prescribed mainly a gateway phase one face to face three without jumping over these benchmarks that you have to look for. You can safely get people back to work get the economy going. It's when you do the extremes you either think it's all shutdown or. Caution to the wind and we can't do that. That gets you in trouble and that leads to my next question. Are you going to be traveling for Thanksgiving? Doctor FAUCI. As we look forward to the colder months, should people be avoiding this big family dinners of his big travel? You know it's it's a mixed bag. Let me explain about it again if you look at the map of the country, I mean, I, do this with my mouth, my international friends and colleagues and associates. It's a big country with an incredible amount of diversity in everything from climate to customs geography to the level of infection. So if you're in a situation. Where you are in a zone where the infections are so low, you Wanna get together with your family. Obviously, you've got to be careful you WANNA wear a mask if you're indoor if you don't know the status of a person if you can get tested fine if you're in the middle of a red hot zone no, you don't WanNa be congregating I, mean. So I can't tell the country what they should be doing for Thanksgiving. It depends upon where you are. If you're in the middle of a red hot area, you really need to be careful you're asking me where yeah I'm going to be right in my home with my wife. That's it. Can we do this also came up with the debate but I think it's important for like the wider conversation we talked about voting. Our newest polling at ABC shows a majority of Americans do plan to vote early or absentee more than one and a two Americans. Some people are concerned though they might feel at the absentee ballot correctly or maybe it's not going to get mailed correctly accounted properly. So elections officials have said. Early voting is actually a really good way if you WANNA show up in the polls but you have fewer crowds than election day. How do you plan on voting? Can you tell us like what method you're GONNA use? Yeah. I'm going to go to the poll and I've seen this is the same thing and I'm sure it's going to happen this way Brad is that you can safely. Physically be there if the polling groups who are in charge of it, do what and they will they're going to do this. Do what happens when you go to a grocery store or to a coffee shop you see things on the floor stand here and then six feet later there's a little couple of shoes stand here and then stand here. So if you stay six feet apart and you wear a mask and you're in line outside and when you go inside if the polling staff clearly are being careful with masks, you physically can go and vote for sure because it it's just a standard public health measure that way. So are you going go early or are you going to go on election day? You think? I was talking about that with my wife and I think we might go early I'm not quite sure either way. So yeah. So my question is personally how crowded would a polling place to before you said, you know it feels risky like I'm GonNa come back tomorrow I'm going to try this at a different time what would have to look like have to see people who don't have masks and have to see people who are by the nature of the physical structure of a situation where they cannot be sixteen feet apart that they that is not well organized then I would be concerned and then I might do a mail in vote. A last question because I know you're running that time I did have one more question because just this week you said you're concerned about misinformation about the virus you're concerned about things being taken out of context head of the CDC Dr Robert Redfield with a blunt reality, check a majority of our nation. More than ninety percent of the population remains susceptible shortly after White House adviser Scott Atlas who has no background in infectious diseases argued, that's not true. Yeah. I think Dr Redfield. Misstated something there Scott Atlas is now the doctor in President Trump's era. He's the Guy Giving out information of the Rose Garden the CDC has said this week that they openly disagreed with his assessment on mass action rates. I guess my question is for I'm not to further your expertise on this his butt. So Americans your one thing from the CDC director another thing from you who are we to believe you're supposed to believe the science and I'm telling you the signs. Telling a science I'm telling you the science and that's the answer. Do you think Scott Atlas is a reliable voice for the white. House is he reliable voice for Americans to be listening to you know what I'm going to do and and and I'm not going to directly answer that question I want to sit down with this person and instead of hearing what he's. Saying over any airway I WANNA one by one goal. The different points that I feel from a epidemiological infectious disease standpoint and really find out on a face to face where he stands as opposed to long distance saying I don't agree with them or agree. But he said he said that you know some people might have T. cells that would fight this virus that. Much of the country's not susceptible to it. Is that right? I would grant I would be happy to answer any question. You just gave me a question I'll tell you from what we know about T. cells. So rather than saying he's right. He's wrong. You asked me a question I understand that I don't WanNa put you in a tough spot but I do like he is you know seven hundred Americans are dying every day and I wanNA know if President Trump says, Scott Atlas told me this or Scott Atlas says something in the Rose Garden I want to know should Americans take that at face value? Yeah. I. Think what would I would recommend that I've been doing this for a very long period of time that Americans should take at face value what I say about infectious diseases. I don't mean to be presumptuous about that. But I think Americans should take face value.
"dr anthony fauci" Discussed on 1A
"States have been blaming the recent violence. Don Arrest in their cities on quote. Outside agitators on this coast with from NPR, a history of blaming civil disobedience on bad actors from out of town. This is one A.. We're talking with Dr Anthony Fauci about the latest corona virus news and I wanted to ask you Dr Fauci. What do we know about the possibility of vaccine any significant movement on that? Oh Yeah Oh, yeah, there's an awful lot of good movement with regard to vaccine first of all. There are number of companies that are very actively involved. The NIH is has developed one of those with the company, but also is collaborating with at least four other companies to try and put together. Obviously what we would hope would be a safe and effective vaccine. We're moving very quickly and I might emphasize not at the expense of safety, nor compromising any of the scientific integrity of the study, but a couple of candidates are already an early phase one trial, and we fully expect that we will have an advanced trial. That would ask the question. Does the vaccine work by the first week or two, in July, which is only just a few weeks from now, that would likely take several months. To determine vaccines work and other vaccines will be coming in. After that by staggering a month or two or three later so. Yeah, July. It's going to start. Careful, dumping fuse starting to trial with having a vaccine. Okay wanted to be there. That's important. Our listeners are gonNA hear. July and everyone's just going to get so excited. Yeah, no, no, no, no July is when the trial starts Gotcha. It takes several months from that to determine if it works so there's no guarantee that a vaccine is going to be effective. Certainly, we would not. Not Have a vaccine given to anyone if it's not safe, and if it's not effective, but you can get to the point where you can make a determination if it's effective likely by the end of this county year and the beginning of twenty twenty one, so if the vaccine does show itself to be safe and effective, we may get doses that are available for people by the. The very end of this year, and the beginning of the first few months of twenty twenty one, and if China gets there first, I is that an issue or not I? Hope China is highly successful with the vaccine. This is not a race of who gets there first. This is a number of groups trying to get a vaccine. I don't think know what I be satisfied with. With just one, I would love there to be more than one two or three next scenes, including China getting a vaccine, and we get a vaccine, and some of the European countries get a vaccine, because if a vaccine is going to be successful, you want it to be available throughout the world, not only two countries that can afford to make a vaccine so the more companies. That have successful vaccines the better off we are I. don't see this as a race in which there is one winner. We have just about twenty seconds to Dr Fauci. As cases around the country are surging, tell us real quick. How do we prevent the second wave of coronavirus? Well. You do the kinds of things that we've been saying all along first of all, you can't proceed safely to trying to get some degree of normality, but you've got to do it within the context of careful, prudent reopening namely having at your. Capability The ability to be able to identify isolating contact trace so that when you see the inevitable blips, in cases that those blips come surges and those surges. Don't become a second wave. It is not inevitable that we're going to have a second wave.
"dr anthony fauci" Discussed on CATS Roundtable
"Where the infection rate at one point was very high, and is now coming down. Unfortunately there are also some areas. Where the infections continue to go up, I think when you look at all of the country as a whole mainly putting everything together and getting the averages of it, certainly, the deaths clearly coming down. Hospitalizations are coming down the cases. Coming down, but less steeply it. It's a slow decline of going in the right direction, but it is I'd like to see. It'd be a little bit more sharply declined, but in general in general job going in the right direction. Dr what question so many lives but Louis. Everybody was saying by more ventilators by more ventilators. The death rate in some places was high as eighty percent. Of people put on ventilators. What say you about this? Well when you're sick, enough John. This. Division. He's taking care of a lot of very sick patients in my career. When you when you have a very serious disease. That requires integration. And Ventilation. That, is already a very very serious. Certainly eighty percent mortality. In people that go on ventilators is severe and higher. I believe than the average of pull in general for all diseases to go onto ventilators but this. Infection is so severe that by the time. You get to go on a ventilator that you are already very seriously ill, and that's the reason why I believe you're seeing very high. Death rates have been some reevaluation of that. Apparently, that is in some hospitals, but in others. The death rate is considerably lower. Than that eighty percent, but it's still. Unacceptably high, but that's because of the seriousness of the disease. In addition I have heard from some of my Kochta's my friends at does a lot of doctors that did not know how to use to ventilators properly at that probably record seventy problems. Yeah we! We have a minute left anything else who want to tell people well. You know I do I. WanNa just continue to encourage that we'd been through a lot. This will end if not something that's going to go on forever. He will end by how we response to it. We need to be responsible. Obviously, we all want to open up the country again and bring back some some semblance of normality. Get the economy going. We've got to do that. Delicate balance between moving forward in a careful way. You know heating the guidelines. So that we don't do something precipitously. Continue to push your head to trying to get back to normal at the same time that put all our efforts into trying to contain it alternately. Bring this outbreak down to a negligible level. Hopefully we're in the right direction. I believe we are. We just need to keep pushing. Dr Anthony FAUCI director of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institute of Health. Thank you so much for calling into Sunday boarding? You're bringing the American people today. It could be with John Thank you for having me. This is the catch roundtable. We'll be right back..
"dr anthony fauci" Discussed on The Daily
"dr anthony fauci" Discussed on The Daily
"Lockdown would be. I think we can get there without necessarily having literally a forcible lockdown but where there isn't a functional lockdown is there not a greater risk of transmission of. I don't know I really don't. I think that you can accomplish this if you do it. I mean obviously if you do a sloppy job of trying to do the mitigation and the physical separation. You're not going to be as effective as if you do it. In a more rigid way I mean I was very concerned about seeing videos in Florida of people frolicking on the beach going to bars and things like that I mean. We were very very articulate in vocal about how. That's the wrong thing to do. So what do you do in that case? Do you call the governor of Florida and say hey. I don't like what I'm seeing and I'm telling you giving my expertise that has to stop. I don't have to call him. I get on national TV. And say I make it pretty vocal about it. I mean that's a big message you mentioned dodgy your daily interactions with the president. It has seemed that he's been on a bit of a long and zigzagging journey starting with skepticism of this threat and downplaying of it and projecting a lot of optimism to sounding the alarm conveying the serious of it in the last twenty four hours or so in telling Americans to take it very seriously does that characterization feel fair I he was. The president has his own style. That's obvious to the American public. When I speak to him about issues that a substantive he listens I think he always understood the seriousness of it. Right now is the numbers are becoming crystal clear. He himself is articulating an awareness of that seriousness but from the beginning he always took it seriously. Do you see it as your job to influence. How he not only understands it but how he talks about it to the country. That is very difficult. I mean I actually my I see my job as the person who is the scientists. The public health official the physician who understands disease and to get the information correct information correct evidence to him so that he could make decisions that are based on evidence and based on data. I I don't think it would be possible for me to influence another person style. I mean that that just doesn't happen. I think the question at this point on everyone's mind is how long we're going to be in this situation. We're in with social distancing school shutdowns working from home or not working at all and you have said repeatedly that the federal government reevaluates where we are week to week. Maybe even day to day right. Is there a version of this? Where we need to remain in this position social distancing state-by-state patchwork but a functional kind of version of a lockdown. Not just to April maybe even to the entire summer and maybe even into the fall is a possibility. I when you say into the fall I I would be really surprised if that's the case. I think when you talk about. Is it going to be thirty days or sixty days or longer? You know as I've said the virus determines the time line not us we manage and formulate a time line. Depending upon how successful we have been in containing the virus and what the patterns and the dynamics of the virus. Aw so I always say without any regret at all or hesitation is a better word that you evaluated really as the time goes on and I had a very interesting conversation just this morning with colleagues from literally all over the world down the weekly telephone conference that the WHO sponsors and it was interesting to me that some of the most cogent concerns of people from different countries. I mean all over. European African Australian Canadian was that we need to make sure we keep awry on the balance of if you're too stringent in things like lockdowns and keeping people under wraps for a long period of time. You may have the unintended consequence of triggering from an economic and societal standpoint. Such disruption that you get things like poverty and health issues unrelated. The Corona virus was really a serious concern. Like what I mean. What are the worst case scenarios for unintended costs right? So many people need medications. Many people are dependent on supply chains for nutrition for food that they might starve that people who have illnesses. If you dramatically interrupt to the point where it no longer exists. The disruption of society can be really quite catastrophic. I mean that's the one of the things you want to avoid. And that's one of the pushbacks you have when you have people who say we really need to lock down everything and lock it down indefinitely. Well you might get an extra mile to out of suppressing the virus there but you gotTa make sure that you look at what the ultimate issue is. I've always been one. That leans much more heavily that it's the public health. That's the most important thing but I have very good people and many of them were on that international phone call. I was on who was saying yes. We agree with you but let's be careful that we don't do such a disruption of society that we really heard it is much more than what we're trying to prevent. I want to turn to how we will understand when this is over and I wonder if you think we have enough measures in place to understand when we've reached that point when this peaked and when this is actually bottomed out and will that mean for example doing millions of tests today to understand where the virus is. I mean what evidence. Will you need to see to feel confident that we can kind of call this over? Yeah so obviously. You'd want to see a very dramatic and complete turnaround. In the number of infections. There's illness this hospitalizations there's intensive care and there's death and the one that's the furthest out is the deaths that lags behind the others so you will continue to see deaths at a time when you have actually very good control of the new infections. The outbreak itself. So when I start to see the number of new infections essentially approaching almost zero and the number of deaths being close to that then I think we are through with this phase of it but that gets to the long term because we have a large planet here and we may be in a situation where we've got it really under control here but in other parts of the world it's still smolders which always gives the possibility of the reinsertion of the outbreak back into your own country now. Several things will mitigate against that being something that is a really serious problem one. We will obviously have been much better prepared right. We will likely have enough test to flood the entire country which we don't have right now. We very likely would have some therapeutic interventions and importantly hopefully as we get on a year year and a half from now or more will have a vaccine that works but Dr Vouch. I guess I need to ask the question. I think a lot of listeners are going to be thinking as here. You say this. Are you saying we may not be done with this functionally until we have a vaccine? Which could be eighteen months from now. Yeah well make sure that the listeners understand. It isn't a year of the intensity of what we're going through now. I believe that in a few months. Hopefully that will get it under control enough that it won't be as frightening as it is now but it will not be an absent threat. It will be a threat that is there and the threat of resurgence will be something that we need to make sure that we're prepared for the ultimate weapon against a resurgence is a vaccine. But before we get a vaccine we WANNA make sure that we have the wherewithal that when we turn the corner and that curve goes down to practically nothing that we realize and are not naive in thinking that the threat is no longer there because they will there will be as long as there's virus circulating in the world. There will be a threat of resurgence. If we're not properly prepared.
"dr anthony fauci" Discussed on The Daily
"dr anthony fauci" Discussed on The Daily
"Let's explore how we got to where we are you. You came out a few days ago and you told Americans that up to a quarter of a million of US could ultimately die from this pandemic in the best case scenario which was a very terrifying kind of best-case scenario. So I want to explore how it is that we got from that moment of recognition back in December January to this moment where the situation is so dire. I want to focus for a moment on the steps that could be taken to limit that back in the beginning. I know people like you are loath justifiably to second guess decisions in the middle of a crisis but at one zero in on a couple of items in particular for example by the time you all decided to ban travel from China. I think that was the end of January January thirty first the WHO had detected infections in multiple countries not just China. But I think it was South Korea and Japan meaning that any travelers from those countries could bring the virus to the. Us was this a moment to begin essentially sealing off the US from international travel or was the die already cast by that point. Well I mean. I think that we sealed off from China very quickly with regard to the realization of what might happen. Fact you might recall. We received a lot of criticism for doing that and even more criticism for sealing off and restricting travel from Europe. So I think that given the circumstances we were ahead of the curve and we acted quickly relatively speaking. I mean obviously if you knew everything that was going on as it was happening you might have acted sooner. But when you're dealing with viruses they stay silent and what you see. Now is the reflection of what likely happened a few weeks ago. And that's the reason why you probably remember. I have always said that if I get accused of overreacting. I feel good because it's probably that. I'm acting appropriately. Enough as opposed to overreacting. But when gentlemen when it comes to overreacting if you suspect the virus like this is invisible why not restrict travel earlier right? I mean I think the gap between when we restrict travel from China and Europe was over a month or so. Yeah yeah no I mean I. I don't think we could have done it early. I think we did it quite early and eating. Why couldn't we have a lot of pushback because of because of the resistance because it wasn't practical because people wouldn't have understood it wasn't very clear I mean right when you're dealing with like that retrospect to scope so really very would make things very very clear but when you're living through the fog of war isn't that easy you will always say everything. I've ever been through in thirty six years that I've been doing this as director of the institute. There's always that what could have been or what should have been. I mean that's always the case but I think in this case really just looking at it the way it is. I think that we acted pretty quickly in trying to cut off travel so I I wouldn't dwell on that as being what might have happened. It has felt like the delay in testing meant. We didn't recognize the scale. The problem really on because as you said this is invisible but it's not invisible to test it may just be invisible symptomatically so assuming that the Horse left the barn and the virus had gotten into our system. I know you don't run the CDC. But I assume you realize pretty quickly what it meant that the US was testing so few Americans. Where does that rank for you? As a problem in our early response as this was starting to spread That's a reasonable question. I think it you know it obviously was a problem. I perceived it as a problem early on unfortunately the systems that were originally set up in the relationship between the CDC and the Public Health Community in the state and local level was really not geared for the massive type of testing. That would be needed. That would embrace an require the participation of the private sector particularly the companies. That do the kinds of lab tests that you and I get when we go to a regular doctor's appointment so it was not suited for that. It is right now today ramping. Up to essentially make the private sector the major driving force of the testing. But you're absolutely correct back then early on that was not in place in. That's unfortunate because that brings us to federal guidance to states and cities to begin social distancing to shutdown life as we normally operate and when we spoke to Governor Andrew Cuomo a few weeks ago he said governors like him and really kind of the American public assumed that the federal government the President Vice President the head of HHS and someone like you frankly would definitively signal when it was time to take decisive action whether that meant shutting down schools closing restaurants bars issuing stay at home mortars and in his feeling and we hear this from other state leaders as well as the Federal Direction didn't come in time and I wonder what you make of that here. I mean they will always be criticism about something was not done in time. The of there is in this country and has always been a degree of independence that is given to the local components the states the governor's etc so guidelines that her out now for Mitigation. They are very very clear. Guidelines the states are implementing and interpreting that differently from one st. U K with that because I think that's the essential question in our system. We have fifty states and multiple leaders within those states. And so the question becomes does that inevitably lead to a patchwork unless the federal government is very very farm and says right. This is what everyone must do and were telling you. You really shouldn't think of it as optional you. You have a valid point there. I mean I think people have different perspectives about how much central mandating should occur at something that is argued all the myself I mean I. I'm one that tends to be not overbearing but somewhat more directive than others. I like clarity of message. That has always been something that I've guided myself by throughout my career in medicine and science but not everybody feels that way but when we go back and look in that retrospective scope. Do you think we will look back and say we wished that we had favored federal decisiveness and communication over allowing states to act as their own decision makers. I'm not sure about that. I think that's certainly a possibility. I mean there's always these hypothetical scenarios that we put up. That are very difficult to come to a firm statement on it. I mean. Obviously that if something doesn't go as well as you'd like it to go you always examine saying well if we had done differently. Would it have made a difference? You know and I don't know to be honest.
"dr anthony fauci" Discussed on The Daily
"You wouldn't otherwise to shed light on stories that might be difficult and to bring us a little closer to understanding the most complicated parts of our world we take that responsibility seriously and when you subscribe to the New York Times. You're letting US know that you care about these stories and you want to hear them told by the people living that subscribed to the New York Times at NY TIMES DOT com slash. Subscribe thank you to be over. What do I need to just one piece but the one with the under dog? Oh I see I I D- I loved. Yes Hi how are you sir? I'm fine thanks how you doing. I'm doing great. Thank you very much for being with us. In for recording yourself above beyond. Thank you. Thank you so Dr. Voucher. You became head of National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease in the nineteen eighty s when the AIDS crisis with becoming a national issue. And then you stayed in that role through the Ebola outbreaks SARS. Each one n one swine flu. And what point did you realize that? The Corona virus is going to be of an entirely different speed and scale than those when it came to the. Us was there a moment or that became clear to you. I think it relates to the issue of its efficiency of transmissibility. So the thing that rang the for me. That made me say Oh. We really have a problem. Here is when the corona virus was first identified in very early January. It was clear that this was something that had jumped from animal species in Wuhan China to humans so that was the first red flag for me then as soon as I found out which was literally days to a week so later that it was really circulating in China likely for several weeks it became clear to me that we could potentially be dealing with a global catastrophe and that was somewhere in the middle of January when it was clear that China was seeing not only extremely efficient transmissibility but also a disturbing degree of morbidity and mortality. Those two things together are the things that really are the makings of a public health nightmare. And that's exactly what I realized. We were in really bad trouble from the New York Times. I'm Michael Barr..