- Dr. Anthony Fauci, the country’s top pathologist, said he was “blocked” from going on MSNBC’s “The Rachel Medavo” show under the Trump administration.
- “I want to come on your show for months and months,” Fauci told Medado on Friday.
- Fauci has more openly expressed her feelings about working under Biden than working in the Coronovirus Task Force under Trump.
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Dr. Anthony Fauci, President Joe Biden’s chief medical adviser, said he could not go on “The Rachel Madavo Show” by doing so under the Trump administration.
“I want to come on your show for months and months. You have been asking me to come on your show for months and months,” said Fausi, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious, in an interview. Friday. “And it’s just blocked. Let’s call it what it is. It got blocked just because they didn’t like the way they handled things, and they didn’t want me to.”
Trump had repeatedly attacked MSNBC and its reporters during his presidency, even making fun of a reporter who was shot dead by a rubber bullet in an anti-police racial protest last May.
Fauci said health officials would be more present and available to the media under Biden’s new administration.
“I think you’re going to see a lot of transparency,” Fauci said. “You may not see everyone as many times as you want, but when the press asks them you can’t see them intentionally catching good people.”
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The day before Biden’s inauguration, the country’s top pathologist said that serving in Trump’s administration was “somewhat strange.” At the onset of the epidemic in the US, Fauci was barred from speaking publicly about COVID-19 without approval. Fauci disappeared from the TV show when he later warned of early lockdown measures.
“I haven’t taken any great pleasure in criticizing the president’s leadership or those around the president, but we had a situation where science was distorted and / or dismissed,” Fauci said. “And a lot of pressure was put on individuals and organizations to do things that were not directly related to what their best ideas would be about science,” Fauci told Medado.
Fauci also recalled that he opposed “that pressure” and “had to do something that was not comfortable” “directly contradictory to the president and some people around the president who were saying things that conformed to science Were not. “
In an interview with CNN Friday, Fauci said that Biden wants to “reset” the nation’s approach to the virus and “speak science.”
“We’ve really gotten to restore trust and restore an integrated approach,” he said.
During a briefing at the White House earlier this week, Fauci said “it’s somewhat of a free spirit” not to work under Trump, who repeatedly outlined his assessment and guidance about the epidemic did.
“The idea is that you can get up here and talk about what you know, what the evidence is – what science is, and know that let science speak, it’s somewhat of a free spirit,” Fauci said.
Fauci says it is a ‘liberating feeling’ to work for Biden instead of Trump, who claimed that ‘not based on scientific fact’
Fauci stated that the US COVID-19 vaccines are potent enough to enable new strains of infection with limited effects on efficacy.
Fauci says that a ‘degree of normality’ can be seen by declining in the US if 70–85% are vaccinated by the end of summer