Dr. Anthony Fauci, chief of the US infectious disease, is now under attack by the Whitehouse as tensions between the health care professional and the president increase. The chief expert was criticized by the White House on Sunday when an official shared a list of previous erroneous comments.
The Whitehouse targeted Dr. Fauci changing advice on masks and his remarks on COVID-19 severity. While he is being targeted, the COVID-19 case is still on the surge across the country.
According to a worldometer, over 3.3m cases with 135K related have been recorded across the country.
The Dr. has severally contradicted the president’s comments on the pandemic. Trump has been claiming that the outbreak was improving and attributing hasty state re-opening to the recent surges which were opposite of what the chief considered.
A memo allegedly from the White House leaked out and noted how concerned the White House was, how often Dr. Fauci was wrong in many things.
White House adviser Peter Navarro on Monday said if asked if he would take advise from Dr. Fauci , he would answer with caution.
Mr. Navarro added that Dr. Fauci has been wrong about everything that they have interacted together echoing the content of the memo.
He argued that when he was released a warning memo in late January that possibly the pandemic was to be deadly, Dr. Fauci was reassuring the public through social media not worry.
Mr. Navarro added that Dr. Fauci differed with Trump’s courageous decision to halt all flights coming from china, saying the virus had little risk and saw no need to even use face masks. He also regarded hydroxychloroquine as a cure.
Also, Admiral Brett Giroir, the assistant US health secretary and member of the virus task force, said that he respects Dr. Fauci, though sometimes he is not always right.
Dr. Fauci is not 100% right and he does not necessarily have to have the entire national interest in mind. He looks at it from a very narrow perspective of public health.
Mr Trump retweeted comments on Monday and accused “everyone” of lying about the coronavirus, including the United States’ Disease Control Centers (CDC).
Last week the president while speaking to Fox News, said Dr. Fauci was a nice man, but he had made many mistakes.
With cases and deaths continuing to increase in several states, Trump has been accused of politicizing health problems, including measure of wearing masks.
Mr. Trump has also differed with the World Health Organization (WHO) and criticized the body of having initially maltreated the pandemic and failed to implement much needed reforms.
On July 7, he officially began pulling the United States out of WHO, saying the funding would be diverted.
All in all, a government at war with its own scientific and medical experts amid a pandemic that is on the upswing is making it difficult to develop a coherent strategy a strategy that the public trusts and will pursue – to say the least.
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