Fauci says Trump’s coronavirus policy decisions helped save lives

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Testifying before Congress on Friday, Dr.Anthony Fauci has repeatedly credited President Trump for the coronavirus policy decisions that have saved lives.These measures included Trump’s decisions to ban flights from China, the UK, and the rest of Europe, and the administration’s “Fifteen Days to Slow the Spread” quarantine policy, originally ordered to mid-March, then extended to a total of 30 days.

Appearing before the Special House subcommittee on the coronavirus response, Fauci said he participated in and endorsed all of these policies – and he believes they all saved lives.

He was grilled on policies one by one by Republican Steve Scalise of Louisiana, the top Republican on the committee.

Each time, Scalise asked if the country’s leading infectious disease physician was involved in the decision to implement these policies, if he agreed with the president’s decision to do so, and if the policies had saved any lives. lives.

In each case, Fauci said he was involved and agreed – and that lives were saved.

“So I know we’ve heard a lot about disagreements,” Scalise said.

“Obviously, many decisions are made, in fact there are many internationally renowned physicians involved in each of these decisions, is that correct? Scalise asked.

“Yes,” Fauci replied.

“Overall, would you say that you and President Trump agree on most of these decisions?” Scalise asked.

“We were in agreement on virtually all of these points,” replied Fauci.

“I appreciate that,” Scalise replied.

Also during the hearing, Fauci told the panel that the COVID-19 pandemic is not going away anytime soon – although he hoped that a vaccine would be available by “late fall, early fall. ‘winter”.

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