Raw Story: CBS host reveals Trump has blocked Dr. Fauci interviews for ‘last three months’

Raw Story: CBS host reveals Trump has blocked Dr. Fauci interviews for ‘last three months’. “CBS host Margaret Brennan revealed on Sunday that President Donald Trump’s administration has refused to allow Dr. Anthony Fauci, the federal government’s top infectious disease expert, to appear on the network for three months. Brennan made the remarks during Sunday’s Face the Nation program.”

CNN: White House hasn’t approved requests for TV interviews with Fauci, official says

CNN: White House hasn’t approved requests for TV interviews with Fauci, official says. “CNN and other TV networks routinely ask for interviews with Fauci and other task force experts, but some of the requests have been blocked by the Trump White House. An administration official familiar with the situation said high-profile figures from the task force, including Fauci, have been unable to secure White House permission to appear on American TV networks.”

Washington Post: How Fauci, 5 other health specialists deal with covid-19 risks in their everyday lives

Washington Post: How Fauci, 5 other health specialists deal with covid-19 risks in their everyday lives. “As Americans learn to live with the coronavirus, many are struggling with decisions about which practices are safe or risky for them. The Washington Post asked six public health/infectious diseases specialists about their own behavior choices.”

Coronavirus: Fauci warns of 100,000 US cases per day (BBC)

BBC: Coronavirus: Fauci warns of 100,000 US cases per day. “Top disease researcher Dr Anthony Fauci has told the US Senate that he “would not be surprised” if new virus cases in the country reach 100,000 per day. ‘Clearly we are not in control right now,’ he testified, warning that not enough Americans are wearing masks or social distancing. During the hearing, he said about half of all new cases come from four states.”

Washington Post: With Trump leading the way, America’s coronavirus failures exposed by record surge in new infections

Washington Post: With Trump leading the way, America’s coronavirus failures exposed by record surge in new infections. “The White House has blocked Anthony S. Fauci, the nation’s top infectious-disease expert and director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, from some appearances that he has requested to do in recent weeks, according to two people familiar with the matter. White House aides have argued that television interviewers often try to goad Fauci into criticizing the president or the administration’s approach, and that Fauci is not always good about ‘staying on message,’ in the words of a senior administration official. Aides did allow Fauci to appear on CNN recently for a town hall, the official said.”

BBC: Top US health official Fauci warns of ‘disturbing’ new US surge

BBC: Top US health official Fauci warns of ‘disturbing’ new US surge. “America’s top infectious disease expert has told lawmakers that the US is seeing a ‘disturbing surge’ in coronavirus infections in some states. A panel of health officials, including Dr Anthony Fauci, said the next few days will be crucial to stem the new outbreaks. Cases are climbing rapidly across a number of US states.”

Bloomberg: U.S. Preps for ‘Tremendous Burden’ of Flu, Covid Hit at Once

Bloomberg: U.S. Preps for ‘Tremendous Burden’ of Flu, Covid Hit at Once. “Covid activity is expected to ‘continue for some time’ and ‘could place a tremendous burden’ on an already stretched health-care system if coupled with the influenza season that comes each fall, top officials including Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, will tell House lawmakers on Tuesday, according to prepared testimony.”

CNN: Fauci warns of ‘anti-science bias’ being a problem in US

CNN: Fauci warns of ‘anti-science bias’ being a problem in US. “The White House coronavirus task force has been out of public view as President Donald Trump has shown an urgency to move past the pandemic, downplay recent surges in Covid cases in some states, and get Americans back to work. But the nation’s top infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, has been warning Americans about the risk of further spread of the virus.”

NBC News: Top members of coronavirus task force advised against Trump’s Tulsa rally

NBC News: Top members of coronavirus task force advised against Trump’s Tulsa rally. “Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, and task force response coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx both vocalized concerns internally in the last week about the safety of holding a rally on Saturday with as many as 19,000 people in an enclosed arena in Tulsa, Oklahoma.”

National Review: Fauci Confirms Public Health Experts Downplayed Efficacy of Masks to Ensure They Would Be Available to Healthcare Workers

National Review: Fauci Confirms Public Health Experts Downplayed Efficacy of Masks to Ensure They Would Be Available to Healthcare Workers. “Dr. Anthony Fauci, chief medical advisor to the Trump administration’s coronavirus task force, confirmed that public health experts discouraged the public from wearing face masks towards the beginning of the coronavirus outbreak because they were concerned there would not be enough available for health care workers.”

ABC News: Fauci tells ABC’s ‘Powerhouse Politics’ that attending rallies, protests is ‘risky’

ABC News: Fauci tells ABC’s ‘Powerhouse Politics’ that attending rallies, protests is ‘risky’. “Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, said Friday that his advice for people who want to attend President Donald Trump’s campaign rallies is the same for anti-Trump protestors — any large group is ‘a danger’ and ‘risky.’ And if a person insists on going, they should wear a mask, especially when they are yelling or chanting, he said.”

Keene Sentinel: Fauci, virus task force sidelined with Trump all-in on reopening

Keene Sentinel: Fauci, virus task force sidelined with Trump all-in on reopening. “The task force was once a staple of Trump’s response to the pandemic. From March 4 until late April, the panel held nearly daily, televised briefings at the White House, many headlined by Trump. Its medical experts fanned out across TV networks to share guidance on curbing the spread of the virus. The last briefing was April 27, when Trump predicted the U.S. would suffer between 60,000 and 70,000 deaths from the outbreak. At least 107,000 Americans have died.”

STAT News: Anthony Fauci on Covid-19 reopenings, vaccines, and moving at ‘warp speed’

STAT News: Anthony Fauci on Covid-19 reopenings, vaccines, and moving at ‘warp speed’. “Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases, has seen the photos of bars packed with mask-less patrons. He was not impressed. He was similarly unenthused about a decision by the biotech company Moderna to issue snippets of early data from the vaccine trial his agency has been conducting — without waiting for fuller results. That said, these days, Fauci sees reason for cautious optimism about Moderna’s vaccine, and others.”

Washington Post: White House blocks Fauci from testifying before House panel next week

Washington Post: White House blocks Fauci from testifying before House panel next week. “The White House is blocking Anthony S. Fauci from testifying before a House subcommittee investigating the coronavirus outbreak and response, arguing that it would be ‘counterproductive’ for him to appear next week while in the midst of participating in the government’s response to the pandemic.”

Mashable: Brad Pitt as Dr. Fauci on ‘SNL’ reminds viewers not to inject bleach

Mashable: Brad Pitt as Dr. Fauci on ‘SNL’ reminds viewers not to inject bleach. “Hey, America! Dr. Fauci knows you have a little crush on him. So who better to portray the doctor on Saturday Night Live this week than collective crush of the ’90s, Brad Pitt? The deeply random casting likely came about because a few weeks ago, Dr. Fauci jokingly said he’d like the famously handsome star to play him on the program. Anthony Fauci…can you even believe your life right now?”