NIH Director Dr. Anthony Fauci Discusses Current Status of COVID-19 (Coronavirus)…

A member of the Coronavirus taskforce, Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health, appears on CNBC to discuss the latest information about the Trump administration response effort.

You can visit the COVID-19 Information Page HERE

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CTH disagrees with Dr. Fauci on one point. Fauci doesn’t think additional countries will be added to the U.S. travel entry restrictions… CTH sees a strong possibility more countries will be added or restricted; possibly announced later today.

ps. Press briefing moved to 6:30pm.

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59 Responses to NIH Director Dr. Anthony Fauci Discusses Current Status of COVID-19 (Coronavirus)…

  1. WSB says:

    No time like the present!

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  2. WeThePeople2016 says:

    I am not a big fan of Fauci. He seems to be naive on China and believes what they are telling him. I hope that Trump either restricts more countries from entering the US or shuts down the border.

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    • lfhbrave says:

      I have the feeling that he acts more like a swamp creature/politician than an infectious decease doctor.

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    • A2 says:

      IMO, no one believes what the PRC is reporting, including Dr Fauci. It’s not his role to beat a dead horse. Let the press do it.

      As seen with the Italian outbreak, where schools had to be closed in the UK, because of student half term holiday trips to norther italy May have put them at risk, I’d say yes, more travel restrictions may certainly be imposed.

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      • WeThePeople2016 says:

        Laura asked him point blank the other night if he believed the reports and numbers he was hearing. He said yes and went on to defend his sources.

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        • A2 says:

          You have distorted what he said. I watched it.

          https://video.foxnews.com/v/6133678234001#sp=show-clips

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          • WeThePeople2016 says:

            Not true. I watched it too. Also, Laura’s face to his response says it all.

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            • A2 says:

              You need to listen again. Instead of beating up on Dr Fauci why doesn’t she aim her questions at the Chinese ambassador to the US.

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              • swissik says:

                Fauci, imo, is a fraud. At one time, decades ago, he worked at the bench as a scientist, but he hasn’t done that in a very long time. I said it at least twice before, the CDC makes no decisions, or presents opinions, without first making sure that all is not only politically correct, but how it affects politics and therefore CDC’s funding and importance. It is a swamp agency and has been that for many years. As for information regarding the corona, China, information etc. I trust Gordon Chang, he is not affiliated with the CDC.

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      • MVW says:

        I trust Dr. Fauci and believe he was key to the early China travel ban. He has said he has trustworthy Chinese friends in the China Corona virus medical response group that keep him abreast of the real situation, but that what they are saying that is different from the official CCP line, that he can’t repeat.

        So, there is the official story and the well informed unofficial one. As the virus spreads outside of China the official story can be made more realistic as the data origin is outside China. The Princess Diamond is an example of such a source (a tough way to get good public data though).

        The point that there are far more infected in Wuhan than is reported is assumed based on the number of infected with severe symptoms and modeling.

        The key point is it looks like we delayed the spread to the US enough to make it to spring. Once spring is here it will be easier to track the Corona virus because other seasonal respiratory infections should be gone. Also, double infections, say a flu + Corona virus will be rare so likely severe cases might be far less.

        Next winter will be key?

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      • A2 glad to see you back. A few of Treepers were getting worried about your conditions.

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    • John-Y128 says:

      It’s not about being naïve, he can’t ready their minds and what mileage is there in disbelieving China; you can only go by what they say until it’s proven different or they admit to different truths, like they’ve been doing.

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  3. geoffg12 says:

    I was flying from W.D.C. to our corporate offices in Sunnyvale, CA. I had upgraded to 1st class (lots of travel miles) on United and was seated next to a gentleman who was buried in medical text. When he took a break, we started chatting and I asked what type of medicine he was practicing. He said he was looking at some hematology studies, and they had found some disturbing evidence that was rather alarming. He called it AIDS/HIV and said it was a sexually transmitted disease. Being single, that got my attention and eventually changed my life. It was early 1980 and he was Dr. Anthony Fauci,

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    • Guessed says:

      It started as case reports in the CDC Mortality Morbidity Reports, about homosexual men with “gay related intestinal disease” then pneumocystis carinii pneumonia, then Haitian and hemophiliacs and heroin users with what we now know as AIDS defining illnesses. About 1979/1980. I kept those MMWR reports as collectors items until I retired.

      Fauci is the real deal. He HAS to speak in a way that neither minimizes nor exaggerates the risks because both are bad practices.

      It will make some here unhappy, but so be it.

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  4. Publius2016 says:

    If 45 wanted to play GeoPolitics, he would announce Wuhan 400 as a BioWeapon!

    However, 45 is about Win Win Win!

    Personally, I believe it was most likely released by the enemies of Xi…with phase I complete, phase II destroys Globalism in China!

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    • Will Hunt says:

      Hopefully this is causing the American companies that rushed to china in the last two decades to take advantage of slave labor and the freedom to operate w/o any EHS controls/restrictions to reconsider their decisions. .

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  5. Zippy says:

    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/cases-in-us.html

    Updated February 26, 2020

    CDC is closely monitoring an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus. The outbreak first started in Wuhan, China, but cases have been identified in a growing number of other international locations, including the United States. This page will be updated regularly on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

    COVID-19: Confirmed Cases in the United States

    Travel-related – 12
    Person-to-person spread – 2
    Total confirmed cases – 14
    Total tested – 445

    ———-

    You can’t say that you’re “closely monitoring” something you aren’t even properly looking for yet:

    A faulty CDC coronavirus test delays monitoring of disease’s spread
    25 Feb 2020

    https://www.adn.com/nation-world/2020/02/25/a-faulty-cdc-coronavirus-test-delays-monitoring-of-diseases-spread/

    Excerpt:

    Problems with a government-created coronavirus test has limited the U.S. capacity to rapidly increase testing, just as the outbreak has entered a worrisome new phase in countries around the world. Experts are increasingly concerned that the small number of U.S. cases thus far may be a reflection of limited testing, not of the virus’ spread.

    While South Korea has run more than 35,000 coronavirus tests, the U.S. has tested only 426 [now 445 – Z] people for the virus, not including people who returned on evacuation flights. Only about a dozen state and local laboratories can currently run tests outside of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta because the CDC kits sent out nationwide a week and a half ago included a faulty component.

    Currently, U.S. guidelines recommend testing for a very narrow group of people – those who display respiratory symptoms and have recently traveled to China or had close contact with an infected person.

    But many public health experts believe that in light of evidence the disease has taken root and spread locally in Singapore, South Korea, Iran, and Italy, it’s time to broaden testing in the United States. Infectious disease experts fear that aside from the 14 cases picked up by public health surveillance, there may be other people, undetected, mixed in with colds and flu. What scares them the most is that the virus is beginning to spread locally in countries outside China, but no one knows if that’s the case here, because they aren’t checking.

    ———

    Substantial undocumented infection facilitates the rapid dissemination of novel coronavirus (COVID-19)
    17 Feb 2020

    https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.02.14.20023127v1.full.pdf

    Excerpts:

    Many mild infections are typically not reported and, depending on their contagiousness, may support stealth transmission and the spread of documented infection.

    These undocumented infections often experience mild, limited or no symptoms and hence go unrecognised, and, depending on their contagiousness and numbers, can expose a far greater portion of the population to virus than would otherwise occur.

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    • ATheoK says:

      Agreed Zippy.
      Every year, I take a jar with ticks I’ve removed from myself to my family doctor to have them checked.

      Every year, I have to point out that yes, I live where deer and woods are common. Because the doctor’s first statement is that I wouldn’t have been near deer.
      No deer; ergo, no lyme disease. Meaning no need to check further.

      He is an excellent doctor; but he follows the AMA published standards for when to ‘test’ for certain diseases.
      Twice now, I’ve gotten prescribed the antibiotics for lyme disease when the ticks test positive.

      That is how most good doctors work.
      Medical Insurance pays for needed tests. Need is easy to determine when the doctor can check off the key questions for when a test is needed.

      For over a month; COVID-19 tests are given when the proper questions are answered “Yes”. i.e. has the patient traveled in China or associated with people from China.

      Without that nucleic test, people ill with COVID-19 will be diagnosed as bronchitis, diarrhea, influenza and pneumonia; not COVID-19.

      Sometime over the next few months, the questions for people to receive the proper COVID-19 test will expand. The President Trump briefing has indicated that will happen when necessary.

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      • nimrodman says:

        There’s another hazard from ticks that has emerged recently

        It’s called alpha-Gal allergy

        You suddenly become alergic to red meat, milk, and other food products.

        I’m talking the kind of allergy where you start having heart difficulty and throat closing and have to jab yourself with an epi-pen.

        Then, it’s a mandatory trip to the emergency room because the epinephrine jacks you up with rapid pulse / racing heart and they have to medically bring you back down from that syndrome.

        My sister has it, I watched her have one of these reactions and accompanied her to the emergency room and watched them bring her back down.

        Before she found out what it was, she went thru batteries of allergy tests. It’s kind of a recently-recognized thing, don’t know exactly how long it’s been known. The culprit is not a protein but a carbohydrate molecule. Stuff you’ve never been allergic to all your life – bingo – you suddenly are.

        She lived in a house with woods out back for about 20 years. Could watch families of deer come around and nibble on stuff. And they had cats who likely brought ticks indoors.

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  6. Publius2016 says:

    Conveniently False Flag right before Wuhan 400 briefing…

    SICK SAD Deep State has only terror!

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/02/breaking-at-least-7-dead-including-shooter-in-rampage-at-millercoors-brewery-in-milwaukee/

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  7. skinner says:

    This is nonsense – common cold inflated to a new Spanish Flu laden with fear, doubt and uncertainty. Our enemies are relentless. Creating crisis from nothing.

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    • madhatton says:

      spot on . soon witches will be burned . Dr Fauci is world renowned aids specialist . He was first to that battle .The virus has a bit of that in it . Fear is our enemy , ignorant and opportunistic politicos do not help .
      There is one more thing not discussed . The virus has an affinity for certain RNA of Asian origins . So a victim is American but the RNA corresponds to ethnic origins in Asia . That is a marker for those most susceptible.

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  8. A2 says:

    A2 says:
    February 26, 2020 at 4:49 pm
    👇👇

    This was all known by the wankerati back in September 2018, repeat, September 2018.

    White House sets ‘new direction’ in biodefense strategy

    “ WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Tuesday released a new biodefense strategy that it said takes a more comprehensive approach to preparing the nation for deliberate biological attacks and natural outbreaks of infectious disease.

    The goal of the strategy, which was required by Congress, is to more effectively prevent, prepare for and respond to biological threats, which the document said are “among the most serious threats” facing the U.S. and the world.

    “Biological threats emanate from many sources, and they know no borders,” Trump said in a written statement. “They have great potential to disrupt the economy, exact a toll on human life, and tear at the very fabric of society.”

    https://apnews.com/4c21af485a7d4ccebb22f7316b55d014

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    A2 says:
    February 26, 2020 at 5:03 pm
    Here is the report 👇

    https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/National-Biodefense-Strategy.pdf

    Here is the President’s statement👇

    Statement from the President on the National Biodefense Strategy and National Security Presidential Memorandum
    NATIONAL SECURITY & DEFENSE
    Issued on: September 18, 2018

    https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/statement-president-national-biodefense-strategy-national-security-presidential-memorandum/

    Here is the main page with links on the sidebar with supporting documents👇

    https://www.phe.gov/Preparedness/biodefense-strategy/Pages/default.aspx

    Does anyone read or care? You decide.

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  9. Les D says:

    Released earlier today, China Doc’s found a more certain diagnostic tool, unfortunately costly and impractical if you’re not at a hospital. CT’s of lung’s of multiple suspected infected showed objective findings of the same unusual particles. Good news, certainty in diagnosis. the bad news, CT machines are mainly in hospitals, are an expensive test in the US, and last but not least, a single chest CT exposes you to 70+ TIMES THE RADIATION of a single chest x-ray.

    I’m on Medicare now and after was Dx’d with a condition that requires an annual chest image until I’m gone. That was in 2015, the same year that Duke U Med came out with the findings of a 40 million dollar govt funded study that showed for most purposes, an MRI gives the Doc just as good of an image as a CT–but an MRI is magnetic–no radiation. For those of you who aren’t urgently in an ER for a trauma surgery or similar, put your foot down and tell your Doc “No” to CT’s, MRI only–FOR ANY PART OF YOUR BODY, NOT JUST CHEST. My Doc flinched, asked me why, reminded him of what he no doubt knew–The Duke study, he said OK, Medicare payed, it’s a few hundred more.

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    • Guessed says:

      Great. Tell your doctor to do the more expensive test because you are afraid of the miniscule risk of radiation from a CT. Wait until you read about the risk of kidney damage or retroperitoneal fibrosis from gadolinium used as contrast for MRI studies. We also do not have as much experience with long term risks of MRIs as we do for CT scans. By the way, researchers at NIH and elsewhere are developing software that is dramatically reducing the amount of radiation required to do a CT scan, with equal or better image resolution. I hope you pay the difference in cost out of your pocket instead of passing on to other insured people.

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  10. Jason Ross says:

    Meanwhile …. France, Italy, Germany quickly cancel every religious event this weekend but proclaim all borders will remain open. It’s like this epidemic was tailor-made for undocumented foreigners from Muslim Countries.

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  11. John Minter says:

    We have two competing hypotheses. Let’s see what the next week or so brings… This is how science works!

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  12. Several in our company was to leave Saturday for South Korea Camp Humphrey’s for services on our systems. They are on Forced Protection Health Comm. We are not going. Glad to hear it and keep our people safe as possible.

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    • spoogels says:

      Theres on US soldier in S Korea who has Corona

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      • mugzey302 says:

        Are they bringing him/her home (I hope)?

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        • Deb says:

          Most infected people who aren’t immuno-supressed recover. Why bring him home and possibly infect? Our bases provide high quality of care.

          The Chinese people in places like Wuhan deal with dirty water, contaminated cooking oil, dirty air, poor sanitation and a substandard medical system. It sadly leads to higher mortality rates from infections like this than we would see in countries with higher standards of living.

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  13. Zippy says:

    Why would this be needed if checks were made upon entry back into the US? Because new countries experiencing outbreaks, like South Korea and Italy, aren’t on the federal list yet?

    DHHS issues request for Nebraskans who’ve visited countries with COVID-19
    26 Feb 2020

    LINCOLN, Neb. – The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services is asking Nebraskans who have traveled to countries with community transmission of COVID-19 in the past 14 days to contact their local health department.

    The DHHS and its partners are working to track the unfolding outbreak of COVID-19 and anticipate its impact on Nebraska.

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  14. Zippy says:

    Schools closed, events cancelled at overseas US military bases as COVID-19 spreads
    25 Feb 2020

    https://www.militarytimes.com/pay-benefits/2020/02/25/schools-closed-events-cancelled-at-overseas-us-military-bases-as-covid-19-spreads/

    Children of U.S. military personnel living in South Korea, Japan, Italy, Bahrain and elsewhere are beginning to experience the disruption of routine caused by the burgeoning worldwide COVID-19 outbreak.

    In Asia, Europe and the Middle East, 15 Department of Defense Education Activity schools are closed and extracurricular activities canceled, affecting roughly 7,500 students.

    The decisions to shutter the facilities through at least Friday were made out of an “abundance of caution” to prevent exposure, according to a letter sent to parents of students in the Department of Defense Education Activity Pacific Region.

    Although officials deemed the immediate risk to the school population to be low, they made “the difficult decision to cancel” several events involving DoDEA schools through Feb. 28 such as basketball tournaments, a cheerleading competition, theater performances and a culinary arts event, Pacific Region Director Lois Rapp said.

    “This is an evolving situation and the well-being of our students and families is our top priority,” Rapp wrote to parents. “We will continue to work closely with the military commands to ensure we are taking all prudent measures to mitigate the risks to our students and employees.”

    The closed schools include those at Osan Air Base, U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys, and Daegu in South Korea.

    At Aviano Air Base and U.S. Army Garrison Italy, Vicenza, DoDEA schools also are closed and events canceled through at least Feb. 28.

    The Army garrison at Camp Zama, Japan, also isn’t taking any chances on exposing service members or dependents to the virus. It canceled its 2020 Cherry Blossom Festival, scheduled for the weekend of March. 29.

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  15. Zippy says:

    COVID-19 updates: Germany facing a ‘coronavirus epidemic’
    26 Feb 2020

    https://www.dw.com/en/covid-19-updates-germany-facing-a-coronavirus-epidemic/a-52536472

    Germany is facing “the beginning of a coronavirus epidemic,” said German Health Minister Jens Spahn.

    The infection chains can no longer be tracked, he said. “Unfortunately, the situation has changed in the last few hours. That has to be said, unfortunately.”

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  16. Rose says:

    I survived the Mers virus, the Sars virus and a host of other Who appointed propaganda ethos if I die of the Corona virus it’s because I live in Canada without a doctor and have no access to doctors unless I end up on the Canadian rationed list of services. Doesn’t the Who bonds mature in June so if they deny a pandemic is happening the bond holders make millions but the infected die while Who snickers?

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  17. KT says:

    Now that Iran’s Health Minister tested positive we need to quartine Kerry and the Senators who met with Iranian officials…just to ensure we are doing “all we can”.

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  18. Ninja7 says:

    Especially since we don’t know the incubation period, better to be on the side of caution. 🤗🤗🤔🤔

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  19. ZurichMike says:

    Meanwhile, in France there was a soccer game against an Italian team from northern Italy. And THOUSANDS of Italians were allowed to travel to France for the match.

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  20. Tazok says:

    Our measures will fail because geographic screens for risk will no longer match actual risk. The Brazilian patient came from Paris. No one is screening Parisians at this time.

    This month they don’t even check everyone’s temp at US airports like they have been doing in Tokyo.

    If you have no symptoms coming from Asia/Europe and you weren’t in China, you can come straight through. The CBP protocols are still focused on contraband not medical screening.

    Most countries except SK are not testing enough people for us to know who to ban even.

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  21. Will Hunt says:

    I am unqualified to comment on the technical aspects of Fauci’s position or statements. However, it is lunacy to accept as true and accurate on anything the chinese say. Fauci, like most academics, believes his colleagues are sincere and truthful I am unencumbered by that notion.

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