November 2 US media reported that Fauci, known as the “captain of the US anti-pandemic”, said that he had avoided going to the White House in person because he was worried about “all the infected people there.”
Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told the Washington Post that he had never had any dialogue with US President Trump since the beginning of October, despite new infections reported daily across the United States.
The rate has surged, and Fauci has also played a key role in the US government’s response to the pandemic. The Washington Post reported that Fauci continued to attend the meeting and attended the meeting in a virtual manner, but after several reports of infection among senior executives and their staff in recent weeks, he no longer appeared in the White House in person.
According to reports, Trump and his wife Melania are one of several infected people who tested positive for the new coronavirus in October. Other senior figures, including two Republican senators, consultant Hop Hicks and consultant Kellyanne Conway, also tested positive.
After attending the press conference on the nomination of Supreme Court Justice Barrett (Amy Coney Barrett), some guests contracted coronavirus.
Since then, people have communicated and interacted without wearing masks, resulting in the widespread spread of the new coronavirus. In the days after the incident, a total of nearly 32 people close to Trump tested positive.
Fauci classified this press conference as a “super communicator” event. Fauci said: “I think the data tells everything. We held a super communicator campaign at the White House. At that time, people were crowded together without masks.”
Fauci also warned that the American people would be treated in the next few months. Caused “serious injuries”, he said that the number of positive cases of the new coronavirus will increase sharply.
Experts’ warning and previous appeal to the “Washington Post” is that the United States must wait until 2022 to see “some normal phenomena”, which is quite different from the current US administration’s description of the pandemic in the United States.
For example, the White House recently released a report that listed “end the coronavirus pandemic” and stated that “this is the first scientific and technological achievement of the current US government”.
When asked about Fauci’s speech to the Washington Post, White House spokesperson Dill criticized the infectious disease expert and accused him of “playing politics.” White House Covid-19 team expert Scott Atlas also posted on social media that he felt “unacceptable” for Fauci’s remarks about the pandemic before the US election.
The latest statistics from Johns Hopkins University in the United States show that the cumulative number of confirmed cases in the United States has exceeded 9.11 million, and the cumulative number of deaths has exceeded 230,000. In addition, data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showed that 99,750 new confirmed cases of coronavirus were reported in the United States on October 30.
This is not only the highest single-day record since the outbreak in the United States, but also a global record of new single-day cases in a country.
According to data from the US “Atlantic Monthly”, the current increase in the number of coronavirus cases in the United States far exceeds the increase in the number of tests. The recent surge in cases reflects that the US pandemic has gone out of control.