Fauci Willing To Have Coronavirus Vaccine On-Camera, Like Obama, Bush And Clinton


Dr. Anthony Fauci, the country’s leading infectious disease official, said Thursday he would join three former U.S. presidents and volunteer to be given a coronavirus vaccine on-camera to help dispel misinformation about it “as soon as my turn comes up,” Fauci said.

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During a Thursday appearance on Major Garrett’s CBS podcast The Takeout, Fauci emphasized the importance of encouraging as many Americans as possible to get a coronavirus vaccine, which experts say is the best bet to bring the pandemic to an end.

Fauci told Garrett he planned to be inoculated on-camera in hopes of easing fears over the safety of the vaccine and unease over the speed of its development.

When asked when he’d have the

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Fauci says herd immunity possible if enough Americans take vaccine

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious diseases expert, said Sunday the U.S. could reach herd immunity against the coronavirus “reasonably quickly” next year if enough Americans get vaccinated.

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Appearing on “Face the Nation,” Fauci said “help is on the way” in the form of the vaccine, but Americans need to exercise caution as the holidays approach and take steps to mitigate the spread of the virus through the winter, saying the country is in a “very, very difficult situation” as cases continue to rise. Vaccines will be available “relatively soon” if Americans can “hang in there,” Fauci said. 

Vaccines produced by Pfizer and Moderna have been shown to be highly effective, but Fauci said herd immunity — the threshold at which enough people have been vaccinated or infected by the virus to curtail its spread — can’t be achieved if only 40% or 50% of

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Fauci, Asked About His Legacy, Says ‘Stick With the Science, Stay Away From Politics’

Anthony Fauci, the 79-year-old director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), has said he has learned to “always stick with the science, stay away from politics” over the course of his long career.

The leading immunologist turns 80 on Christmas Eve and has spent a large chunk of his final year as a septuagenarian helping to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic as a member of the White House coronavirus task force. Since the start of the U.S. outbreak, Fauci has testified before Congress and provided public health advice in countless media interviews, in which he elegantly corrected some falsehoods spread by President Donald Trump without directly criticizing the administration.

On Thursday, Fauci was asked in an interview with Chatham House, a U.K. policy institute, how he would like to be remembered as he likely deals with the final significant public health crisis of

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YouTube, Twitter remove Steve Bannon video calling for violence against Fauci

Twitter  and YouTube  took action against the account of Steve Bannon’s podcast on Thursday evening, after the former White House chief strategist called for the beheading of Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert. 

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In the video, Bannon says the heads of Fauci and FBI Director Christopher Wray should be displayed on pikes in front of the White House “as a warning to federal bureaucrats.”

Twitter said it “permanently suspended” the account, @WarRoomPandemic, for violating its policy against glorifying violence. YouTube said it took down the video for breaking rules against inciting violence, and issued a strike against the account. Under the Google-owned video platform’s three-strikes policy, the offender cannot upload videos for at least a week after the violation. 

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Bannon also has a Facebook page where he posts videos of his

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Obama criticizes Trump’s plan to fire Dr. Fauci after election

South Carolina Board of Election says 1.3 million people voted early in SC

The South Carolina Board of Election says 1.3 million people have voted early in South Carolina as of 12 p.m. Monday either by mail or in person.

This blows past the 2016 numbers where just 517,000 people voted early. The South Carolina legislature expanded early absentee voting this year because of Covid-19.

The popularity of early voting can be seen in long lines over the weekend. Early in-person voting ends at 5 p.m. ET on Monday.

Top former RNC official announces he voted for Biden

A top former RNC official announced on Monday that he is voting for Joe Biden.

Ryan Mahoney, a former RNC communications director, tweeted a photo of his ballot.

Mahoney said he was “proud

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Trump Suggests He May Fire Fauci ‘After the Election’

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President Trump suggested at a campaign rally early Monday morning that he might fire Dr. Anthony S. Fauci after Election Day, further escalating the tension between his administration and the nation’s top infectious disease expert as the number of new coronavirus cases in the United States reaches record highs.

Mr. Trump spoke well past midnight at the Miami-Opa Locka Executive Airport in Florida at his fifth and final rally of the day. At one point, he began reciting a familiar complaint about the news media’s continued coverage of the virus.

His grousing led the crowd of his supporters to begin chanting, “Fire Fauci! Fire Fauci!” Mr. Trump listened in silence for a few moments before remarking: “Don’t tell anybody, but let me wait until a little bit

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Candidates agree Biden wants to listen to Fauci

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 presidential campaign (all times local):

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President Donald Trump is deploying a new attack line against Joe Biden, saying his Democratic presidential opponent “wants to listen to Dr. Fauci.” Biden says that’s correct.

Trump made the comment Monday at a campaign rally in Prescott, Arizona, after criticizing Dr. Anthony Fauci during a conference call with campaign staff. Trump told the staff that Fauci is an “idiot” and a “disaster.”

Fauci is the nation’s top infectious-disease expert and a member of Trump’s White House coronavirus task force. The doctor is both respected and popular, and Trump’s rejection of scientific advice on the pandemic has already drawn bipartisan condemnation.

Biden’s campaign says Trump is using staunch opposition to science as his “closing argument” as Election Day looms. Responding on Twitter to Trump’s accusation that Biden wants to listen to Fauci, Biden wrote, “…yes.”

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