The United States top infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, said on Tuesday that he considered himself more a pragmatist than a pessimistic after on Sunday, Donald Trump, the President of the United States, called him a little bit of an alarmist even as the COVID-19 outbreak worsens.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, said he considered himself “more a realist than an alarmist” after President Trump on Sunday labeled him “a little bit of an alarmist” even as the coronavirus pandemic worsens https://t.co/nlBLD2pzub
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Fauci told Jake Tapper of CNN when asked about the characterization of Trump that well; he means people have their opinion about his reaction to things. He considers himself more a realist than an alarmist. However, people do have their own opinions other than that. He always believed himself as a realist when it comes to this.
The comments of Fauci follow an anxious stretch with Trump that saw the White House make a concentrated effort to dishonor him as he became progressively vocal about his worries over reopening the economy and country amid a countrywide surge in COVID-19 cases.
A White House official told CNN earlier this month that many White House officials worried about the total number of times Fauci worried about things. The official goes on to share a long list of examples, citing the comments of Fauci early in the outbreak and linking it to past interviews.
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The U.S. Health officials, including Dr. Fauci and Dr. Jerome Adams, the Surgeon General, advised the U.S. citizens in February and March not to wear face coverings. However, Adams, Fauci, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) all done an about-face on the guidelines about face mask, as scientists learned more about the pandemic in recent months about how easily this coronavirus spread in public.
Later, Trump said that he has a very good relationship with Dr. Fauci. Regardless of the characterization of Trump of their relationship, he didn’t invite the doctor to attend the news conference on the outbreak that scheduled for Tuesday evening. Trump projected to hold the news briefings for seven days.