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A Conversation With Dr. Anthony Fauci

A Conversation With Dr. Anthony Fauci

Update: 2020-04-0268
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Today, we speak with Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, the nation’s leading expert on infectious diseases, about his experience in the trenches of the government’s response to the coronavirus crisis. “We are in a war. I mean, I actually think this is exactly what generals or leaders in real, you know, violent combat wars feel.”

For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily. 

Background reading: 

  • Dr. Fauci has been clear about the need to practice social distancing to contain the spread of the virus, but that stance has made him the target of online conspiracy theorists.
  • This week, scientists with the coronavirus task force used models to deliver an update on the expected spread of the disease, projecting the coronavirus could kill up to 240,000 Americans. They pledged to do everything possible to reduce that number.
Comments (94)

Francisco Perez

I agree with Dr. Anthony S. Fauci. since the beginning the situation has been very uncertain

Apr 4th
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Wendy P

To me, it seems Dr. Fauci is tempering his statements. Hopefully, not and not to appease the administration.

Apr 3rd
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Gillian Kydd

I listen regularly from the UK. please could you do a mini podcast to explain how people with no insurance are accessing treatment should they think they have coronavirus symptoms?

Apr 3rd
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CraggyPete

Fake ass Fauci is a deep state secret democrat, I can't wait till trump fires his lying ass. GET BACK TO WORK PEOPLE! I can't have my disability check effected by this hoax. Q knows the truth and will save us! WWG1WGA can't wait till they blow these liberal minds and prove that the earth is flat #southernpride #Trump2020 #FlatEarth

Apr 3rd
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Philly Burbs

If Fauci said what he really thought Trump will fire him. A Penn expert said the way it's going right now 500,000 to a million dead by Christmas.

Apr 3rd
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Kristina Majsec

I am a bit disappointed with the way Michael carried out this interview. Wasting time trying to get Fayci to criticize Trump (not gonna happen, that is his boss) or the futile exercise in what could have been. Instead, he should have discussed further what will it take for us to lice with this virus till the vaccine arrives, how can we achieve a semi-closed society medium term, reorganizing our hospital system, keeping hospitalization rates manageable, while keeping most people employed either from home or in very socially-distanced workplaces, keeping the supply chains for food, goods and medicines running etc. Fauci started this line of conversation, but Michael was to busy trying to get him on thin ice. Also, the travel ban was completely ineffective: we have huge community spread now regardless. What should have been done was allowing flights but putting people in mandatory and enforceable self-isolation for 14 days upon arrival. That was done with first evacures from Wuhan, but not for any American returning later from Europe or anywhere else - just China and just foreigners were banned, which is in line with this nationalist administration but stupid. This has costed us since Americans returning from Spain can carry the virus as well. Many smaller Asian and European countries have done this and are mitigating the spread well (Singapore, Croatia, Poland)

Apr 2nd
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Lauran

Nice episode

Apr 2nd
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Tim

what an amazing conversation. thank you

Apr 2nd
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