At the beginning of the pandemic, shortly after he said Phase I vaccine trials wouldn't begin for "three months", Fauci claimed that "the fastest a vaccine could be ready for use on an emergency basis was one year, although the process could take up to two years". Social media pointed out that Fauci appeared willing to take much of the credit completely avoided mentioning former President Trump's Operation Warp Speed.
"The one policy directive he gave to me in April, which was the last time I really had any briefing with him in that kind of way, was we will never shut the country down again", she told Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN's chief medical correspondent.
"It was a CNN report in August that got awful pushback", Birx said in the clip published Sunday by CNN. "It was very uncomfortable, very direct, and very hard to hear".
Birx described the exchange in a preview of the coming documentary about the pandemic titled "COVID WAR: The Pandemic Doctors Speak Out", which is scheduled to air Sunday at 9 p.m. ET on CNN. In the interview, Birx said the pandemic in August differed from a surge earlier in the year because the virus had infiltrated rural communities. Gupta then asked Birx if she was "threatened", to which she replied only that "it was a very uncomfortable conversation". "It is extraordinarily widespread".
On Sunday, March 28, Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, made the comment while in an interview with CNN for a special segment, diving into the details of America's pandemic response.
NYT further reported that several of the officials, including Dr. Anthony S. Fauci - who unlike the others is a career scientist and is now advising President Joe Biden - blamed China, where the virus was first detected, for not being open enough with the United States.
More than 542,000 people have died from Covid-19 in the United States, according to a Reuters tally, and nearly 30 million have been infected. The US reached 100,000 COVID-19 deaths by the end of May 2020.
That victim is a woman, ' police Sergeant Frank Jang said in a news conference broadcast by the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. It's not always in those big spaces where you hear about the bombings and shootings.
It has again made Myanmar the focus of global scrutiny as security forces have repeatedly fired into crowds of protesters. Up through Friday, the Association of Political Prisoners had verified 328 people killed in the post-coup crackdown.
While a company might know it has a product sitting on a ship that's stopped, the impact of delays down the line are unknown. The canal extends from the northern terminus of Port Said to the southern terminus of Port Tewfik at the city of Suez.
About 15 percent of world shipping traffic transits the Suez Canal, which is a key source of foreign currency revenue for Egypt. Some maritime firms have made a decision to divert ships through the Cape of Good Hope, around the African continent.
Around 11:20 p.m. on Friday, police officers responded to multiple gunshots in the oceanfront resort area of Virginia Beach. The officer was placed on administrative assignment pending an investigation, per standard procedure, the department said.
All adults in California and Florida will be able to receive the coronavirus vaccine next month, state leaders said Thursday. Dany Fortin, the military commander who is overseeing the country's vaccine program logistics.
Brussels and London have both laid claim to vaccine stocks in an AstraZeneca factory in the Netherlands. A European official described the EU export authorisation mechanism as "a loaded gun under the table".
Egypt is eager to resume traffic along the Suez Canal, which brings in between $5 billion and $6 billion in revenue each year. The BBC, citing the Suez Canal Authority, reported that the ship has been corrected by 80% and freed from the shoreline.
Pfizer joins Moderna and AstraZeneca in testing their vaccines in younger children, while Johnson & Johnson has plans to follow. Central, state government hospitals, selected private hospitals and public buildings have been converted to vaccination centres.
Another 15,657 cases have screened positive with a mutation detected, but the lineage for the variant strain not yet sequenced. We now have 894 COVID-19 patients in the hospital with 332 people in the ICU and 212 in the ICU on a ventilator.
Myanmar forces fire on funeral; crackdown continues
At least 107 more people were killed on Saturday, the United Nations said, as the regime observed Armed Forces Day . Security Council has not advocated concerted action against the junta, such as a ban on selling it arms.
Six new COVID cases in Qld, one locally acquired
The Eatons Hill Hotel has also been identified as a location of concern linked to the Strathpine case. New South Wales, Victoria and the ACT have declared the two Queensland council areas as hotspots.
At least 16 Greek-owned vessels waiting at Suez canal
Its temporary closure might affect 10-15% of world container throughput, Moody's Investors Service has estimated. Removing some or all of the cargo could add days to the effort to clear the Japanese-owned ship from the canal.
Hundreds rally against anti-Asian hate
At a rally in Los Angeles, California, protesters held signs that say "I'm not a virus", or "Hate is a virus". We know the fetishization of Asian American women is a real thing many of us have had to deal with that.
Bombing as Mass Ends Leaves at Least 20 Wounded
The police have set up a cordon around the church and a disaster victim identification team is investigating the incident. Catholic worshippers in Indonesia are celebrating Palm Sunday, one week prior to Easter.
Myanmar military promises new elections, threatens protesters
In an ominous warning on Friday evening, state television said protesters were "in danger of getting shot to the head and back". Min Aung Hlaing expressed gratitude to the Russian representative for the country's support, describing it as a "true friend".
EU Commission can put brakes on vaccine exports
The EU is divided over whether to take a tougher line on vaccine exports by companies that do not meet contractual commitments. The situation could still change if the export mechanism is used.
The South braces for tornado outbreak
According to the Weather Channel , the west Georgia town of Newnan had also seen significant storm damage as of Thursday night. Images shared on social media much of the devastation and destruction left after the tornado hit the state.