White House Update

Fauci conspicuously stops doing TV interviews as White House moves to reopen economy

The nation’s top infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, has been conspicuously absent from national television interviews over the last two weeks, as the White House moves ahead with reopening the economy.

Fauci, the head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, last gave a television interview when he spoke to CNN anchor Chris Cuomo on May 4th.
Prior to his recent absence from the airwaves, Fauci was regularly appearing on national news programs to update the American people on the country’s fight against the coronavirus.
While Fauci has been on “modified quarantine” after possible exposure to the virus, he has still been present at the White House and testified remotely before the Senate last week.
Fauci’s absence was particularly noteworthy this week, given the positive early results regarding a vaccine developed by the biotech company Moderna in partnership with the National Institutes of Health, which Fauci’s NIAID falls under.
Despite the NIH’s role in helping to develop the vaccine, Fauci did not appear for interviews to discuss the promising results.
Fauci was present at Trump’s “Operation Warp Speed” briefing last Friday, when the administration detailed a plan to roll out an eventual vaccine. He was wearing a mask and standing behind the President. But he didn’t make any comments, unlike at other briefings and events where he was front and center.
Instead, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, who oversees the NIH, has taken the lead to discuss a potential vaccine, appearing Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union” and CBS News’ “Face the Nation.”
Spokespeople for NIH, NIAID and the White House, which had coordinated interviews for the coronavirus task force, did not offer comment when asked Wednesday why Fauci suddenly stopped granting interviews.
Fauci did, however, offer comment to the Washington Post for a story that was published Wednesday after CNN had asked the White House and NIH about his absence.
Fauci’s absence comes as the newly implemented White House communications team has changed its public relations strategy for the pandemic.
President Trump, who previously held freewheeling news conferences, has stopped doing so on a daily basis following an effort among aides and allies who believed the briefings damaged him politically.
And in recent weeks, the White House has refocused its message on reopening the country amid the economic havoc wreaked by the virus.
While the President and White House have pushed for the reopening of the economy, some experts have cautioned it could be too soon.
Amid the debate, the nation’s top physicians, such as Fauci and Dr. Deborah Birx, the White House coronavirus response coordinator, have largely been absent from the conversation.

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7 Comments on this post.
  • Cliff
    22 May 2020 at 3:50 pm
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    Fauci is nothing but a fearmongering globalist “puppet” of the democrat party (as well as a clinton supporter). I cannot understand why President Trump is still letting him do anything.
    We have had more severe “viruses” in this country, and yet nothing was “shut down” like this.
    Whether people are aware we are losing more and more of our “freedoms” and the democrats “media lapdogs” are pushing the narrative as we slip further and further into COMMUNIST CONTROL.

  • Arielle Lancaster
    22 May 2020 at 4:08 pm
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    Fauci did NOT want to reopen the economy at this time. He actually wanted to wait, so that Trumps re-election, would be completely ruined ! He and his friends are all Democrats, and they obviously want a Democrat to be elected our next President.

  • teflon
    22 May 2020 at 5:00 pm
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    Dr.Fauci should be stripped of his medical license and jailed for crimes against humanity and conspiracy to overthrow the United States of America on behalf of China and the Chinese Communist Democrat Party of the United States.

  • teflon
    22 May 2020 at 5:05 pm
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    Dr. Fauci should be stripped on his medical license and jailed for Crimes against humanity and Conspiracy to overthrow and destroy the United States of America. Colluding with a Foreign Enemy China and the Chinese Communist “Democrat” Party of the United States.

  • Hat
    22 May 2020 at 5:27 pm
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    Time to fire Fauci, better yet indict him for crimes against the African people and others, as well as his part in funding the Wuhan Biolab efferts to develop the corona bio weapon. Time to open up the economy and get over this monstrous overreaction to the outbreak including silly masks, “social distancing” and the quarantining of healthy people and destruction of our prosperity and liberty. Time to spread information about natural methods of empowering the immune system with natural supplements and vitamins.

  • JC
    22 May 2020 at 8:16 pm
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    Fauci served his purpose in advising us on the virus. Time to move along and do not allow a doctor to make life plans for our economy. We must keep the Democrats from crushing us from within.

  • Suzanne
    23 May 2020 at 12:09 am
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    President Trump is great. And the Republican Party
    Politicians better support him and
    stand up for our constitutional rights. Otherwise
    We can vote you guys out. And stop and prosecute
    Democrats fraud and breaking the laws. Wake
    Up!!!!! Fight the Aborting of innocent babies
    In the womb. Those are human babies who
    Can’t defend themselves. And I don’t want my
    Tax payer dollars funding Murder of Innocents.
    Suzanne Sheriff RN

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