Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases dr. Anthony Fauci participated in a roundtable discussion with US President Donald Trump on a blood donation visit to the American Red Cross National Headquarters in Washington, DC, USA, in 2020. July 30 Years. REUTERS / Carlos Barria
WASHINGTON (Reuters). Dr. Anthony Fauci, a top U.S. communicable disease expert, will testify before Congress on a coronavir subcommittee a few weeks after President Donald Trump’s administration first refused to allow him to address the commission.
Fauci’s testimony occurs at the end of the week, when the country of the tragic pandemic in the country has become much clearer. In the U.S., 150,000 died of the disease on Wednesday – more than in any other country – and data on Thursday show a deep economic downturn.
Democrats said the Trump administration initially did not allow Fauci to testify to the commission, saying it was unavailable throughout July and regretted only after a House majority vote was written by Vice President Mike Pence.
Fauci, a veteran of six Republican and Democratic administrations, has become the most famous face of the administration’s coronavirus task force.
This week, Trump, who has often spoken out against scientists ’advice on how to respond to a pandemic, lamented that Fauci is admired for saying,“ I don’t like anything. It can only be my personality. ”
Director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Dr. Robert Redfield and Admiral Brett Giroir, Assistant Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, also plan to testify before a selected subcommittee on the coronavirus crisis.
A subcommittee chaired by Clyburn was set up this year to monitor the trillions of dollars approved by Congress to help the U.S. withstand the health and economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Earlier this week, Trump retransmitted a recording accusing Fauci and Democrats of using the drug hydroxychloroquine to treat the new coronavirus, which included a link to a group video capturing the need for face masks during a pandemic. Twitter was removed by social media companies.
Report by David Morgan; Edited by Scott Malone and David Gregorio