Fauci says Christmas and New Year’s restrictions will be necessary due to holiday coronavirus wave

Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, wears a protective mask during a news conference in the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020.Chris Kleponis | Bloomberg | Getty ImagesDr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, said on Sunday that the U.S. is heading…Continue Reading

Fauci Questions Logic of NYC School Closure: ‘Keep the Schools Open if You Possibly Can’

On Thursday’s broadcast of CNN’s “Cuomo Primetime,” White House Coronavirus Task Force member Dr. Anthony Fauci agreed with host Chris Cuomo’s criticism of New York City’s school closures and said that we should “keep the schools open if you possibly can.” Cuomo criticized the handling of schools and specifically questioned the logic of New York…Continue Reading

Dr. Fauci just said something about the coronavirus pandemic that will make people angry

Companies like Moderna and Pfizer have given people hope that a successful coronavirus vaccine is just around the corner, which means an end to the coronavirus pandemic is presumably within sight, too. The head of the World Health Organization, however, weighed in on Monday, stressing in public remarks that a vaccine alone won’t bring about…Continue Reading

Fauci Says New Stay-At-Home Orders Likely As Biden Advisor Warns Of Looming Disaster For U.S. Hospitals

Topline Dr. Anthony Fauci, the country’s top infectious disease official, warned Sunday that new local lockdown orders are likely if the current spike in coronavirus cases can’t be contained by public health measures like mask-wearing, hand-washing and social distancing.  Frontline healthcare worker Joanne Grajeda administers a nasal swab test at a drive-in COVID-19 … [+]…Continue Reading

Here’s what Dr. Fauci said about the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine news

“The data are striking … they’re really quite impressive.” SHARE TWEET ShapeCreated with Sketch. COMMENTS By John Waller, News Editor November 16, 2020 | 9:50 AM Related LinksCambridge’s Moderna says its COVID-19 vaccine appears to be 94.5% effective Get Boston.com’s e-mail alerts: Sign up and receive coronavirus news and breaking updates, from our newsroom to…Continue Reading

Dr. Fauci Is ‘Concerned’ About Trump Stalling Biden’s Transition Amid COVID-19

A delay in essential transition talks between the Trump and Biden administrations could hinder the country’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic in the coming weeks, Anthony Fauci, M.D., director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said in a new interview with Today.The presidential election was nearly two weeks ago, but President Trump…Continue Reading

Dr. Fauci gives the understatement of the year about the Trump administration

White House health advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci sounded off in a new interview about what it’s been like working with Trump administration officials. Among other things, Dr. Fauci admitted that his work with the administration has been “very stressful” at times. He cited, as an example, recent comments from former Trump surrogate Steve Bannon which…Continue Reading

Fauci, NIAID Look to Past to Inform Future of COVID-19 Therapies

In developing therapeutic agents for COVID-19, researchers learned from the lessons of past viruses, from HIV to Ebola to even flu, experts at an NIH webinar said. Clinical agents in development for SARS-CoV-2 include antivirals and host targeted/immunomodulators, as well as neutralizing monoclonal antibodies. And randomized trials are still the best way to determine whether…Continue Reading