4 sobering takeaways from Dr. Anthony Fauci’s Senate testimony

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Fauci’s latest testimony on the U.S. COVID-19 response was not especially encouraging. Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases, testified today before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, voicing his concerns about what could happen if the United States doesn’t step up its COVID-19 response. Here are the biggest takeaways: Read Full Story

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6 takeaways from Anthony Fauci’s Senate testimony, from vaccine timelines to second waves

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Fauci began with a warning on the dangers of reopening the country prematurely. This morning the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee convened, with masked officials on Capitol Hill and remote video calls from witnesses, in a high-profile hearing on plans to restart the U.S. economy post-COVID-19. Four leading government doctors testified, including Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, who has emerged as an icon of national guidance during the pandemic. Read Full Story

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How to watch Dr. Fauci’s Senate testimony about reopening the U.S.

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The hearing with one of the most respected experts in America will be about the risks of reopening the country too soon while COVID-19 death and infections continue to surge. If there’s a single person who has become a household name during the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and the point man on the Trump administration’s White House Coronavirus Task Force. Read Full Story

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Herd Immunity Festival set for July in Wisconsin because fans’ need to ROCK trumps public health

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Dr. Anthony S. Fauci’s recent warning of a “disturbing surge” in COVID-19 cases apparently holds no weight with people who are jonesing for live music. Most live music events have been cancelled for the rest of the year to stop the spread of COVID-19, in compliance with expert medical advice. Just yesterday, the country’s top infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, cited a “disturbing surge” of new cases as more parts of the country reopen. But if you’re one of those gambling few who just can’t bear the thought of not mingling with other people for the sake of public health, then the Herd Immunity Fest might be for you. Read Full Story

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Moderna is testing a COVID-19 vaccine on humans. This is what they’re not telling you

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Moderna reported positive Phase I testing results for its COVID-19 vaccine and will begin Phase III testing it on 30,000 humans in two weeks. News! Moderna reported positive Phase I testing results for its COVID-19 vaccine and will begin Phase III testing it on 30,000 humans in two weeks. (Separate Phase II trials are underway.) “No matter how you slice this, this is good news,” Dr. Anthony Fauci, our national bearer of bad news, told the Associated Press. Read Full Story

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This is why a gender-sensitive approach will be essential to the future of work after COVID-19

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The founder of Pipeline Equity discusses a coordinated response to the pandemic with Dr. Ilham Mansour Al-Dakheel, chair of the B20 Future of Work & Education Taskforce that will protect the most vulnerable. What are the economic consequences of not taking a gender-sensitive approach to this crisis? What would such an approach even entail? How can we integrate advanced technologies and the future of work into our response efforts? Read Full Story

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How many people need to be vaccinated before COVID-19 transmission starts to drop?

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Experts say at least 50% of the U.S. likely needs to be vaccinated before the infection rate starts to change. But there are more complicated factors to consider. As with the many other questions that still remain about the coronavirus, no one is precisely sure of the answer to one of the key questions: how many people will need to be vaccinated to achieve herd immunity—the threshold at which there are enough people immunized that it indirectly protects the rest of the yet-unvaccinated public—and fully end the pandemic. In December, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Anthony Fauci estimated that the cutoff was at least 75%, and closer to 85% . Read Full Story

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You can’t use bleach to sterilize the White House. Here’s what experts recommend instead

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There’s not enough bleach in the world to disinfect it from Trump. We all have witnessed Donald Trump’s callous disregard for the health of the American people during COVID-19. That extends to his own staff. He discredited his own coronavirus advisor Anthony Fauci, his cabinet has refused to wear masks at the White House, and there have been multiple White House outbreaks over the past year. More than 130 individuals serving across his Secret Service detail have fallen ill, not to mention the president himself . Read Full Story

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