Anthony Fauci

    • Biden will ask Americans to wear masks for 100 days

      Biden will ask Americans to wear masks for 100 days

      The US President-elect Joe Biden plans to urge Americans to mask up for 100 days, when he takes office, news wires reported. Biden said during an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper on Thursday that he would make his request of the public on Inauguration Day, 20 January. He also said he’s asked Dr. Anthony Fauci to stay on in his administration.

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    • Moderna vaccine results are stunningly impressive, Fauci says

      Moderna vaccine results are stunningly impressive, Fauci says

      The US' top infectious disease scientist Dr. Anthony Fauci on Monday hailed early trial results from Moderna's Covid-19 vaccine as "stunningly impressive," and said the findings were an emphatic validation of experimental mRNA technology that some had doubted. "The idea that we have a 94.5% effective vaccine is stunningly impressive. It is really a spectacular result that I don't think anybody had anticipated would be this good," he told AFP.

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    • White House blocks Fauci from testifying on coronavirus response

      White House blocks Fauci from testifying on coronavirus response

      Top US health official Anthony Fauci will not testify next week to a congressional committee examining the Trump administration’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, the White House said on Friday, calling it “counterproductive” to have individuals involved in the response testify. The White House issued an emailed statement after a spokesman for the House of Representatives committee holding the hearing said the panel had been informed by Trump administration officials that Fauci had been blocked from testifying.

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    • The worst of virus is still ahead, WHO chief warns

      The worst of virus is still ahead, WHO chief warns

      The head of the World Health Organization has warned on Monday that “the worst is yet ahead of us” in the coronavirus outbreak, raising new alarm bells about the pandemic just as many countries are beginning to ease restrictive measures, news wires reported. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus didn’t specify exactly why he believes that the outbreak that has infected nearly 2.5m people and killed over 166,000, according to figures compiled by Johns Hopkins University, could get worse.

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