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Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, speaks during a briefing with the coronavirus task force at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

US could soon give 1 million Covid-19 vaccinations a day, says Anthony Fauci

By Associated Press | Posted by Karan Manral
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2021 08:38 AM IST
“Any time you start a big program, there’s always glitches. I think the glitches have been worked out,” the nation’s top infectious disease,” Fauci, the US’ top infectious disease expert, said.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, acknowledged the US fell short of its goal of having 20 million doses shipped and distributed by the end of December.(Reuters file photo)
Dr. Anthony Fauci, acknowledged the US fell short of its goal of having 20 million doses shipped and distributed by the end of December.(Reuters file photo)

‘Glimmer of hope’: Fauci on increase in Covid vaccinations

By Associated Press | Posted by Deepali Sharma
PUBLISHED ON JAN 04, 2021 03:04 PM IST
The US death toll has climbed past 350,000, the most of any country, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University, while more than 20 million people nationwide have been infected.
“The deaths are real deaths,” Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said on ABC News’ This Week(REUTERS)
“The deaths are real deaths,” Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said on ABC News’ This Week(REUTERS)

‘The deaths are real deaths’: Anthony Fauci rejects Donald Trump’s claim of coronavirus death toll being ‘exaggerated’

Washington | By Reuters | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2021 11:00 PM IST
Anthony Fauci and US Surgeon General Jerome Adams, who appeared on CNN’s State of the Union, defended the accuracy of coronavirus data published by the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) after Trump attacked the agency’s tabulation methods.
Anthony Fauci said that in the past 72 hours, about 1.5 million vaccine doses have been administered, or about 500,000 per day.(REUTERS)
Anthony Fauci said that in the past 72 hours, about 1.5 million vaccine doses have been administered, or about 500,000 per day.(REUTERS)

Anthony Fauci says US Covid-19 vaccine pace picking up after slow start

By Bloomberg | Posted by Kunal Gaurav
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2021 10:33 PM IST
Operation Warp Speed, the federal effort to develop and distribute a vaccine against the coronavirus, has so far failed to meet projections for how quickly people will be inoculated.
FILE PHOTO: Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, speaks at an event in Washington, U.S., December 18, 2020. REUTERS/Cheriss May/File photo
FILE PHOTO: Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, speaks at an event in Washington, U.S., December 18, 2020. REUTERS/Cheriss May/File photo

‘Disappointing’: Anthony Fauci on Covid-19 vaccine rollout in US

Washington | By Asian News International | Posted by Karan Manral
UPDATED ON JAN 01, 2021 08:20 AM IST
“We would have liked to have seen it run smoothly and have 20 million doses into people today by the end of 2020, which was the projection. Obviously, it didn’t happen,” said Fauci, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) director.
A Covid-19 patient inside the Sutter Roseville medical center ICU in Roseville, California.(AP)
A Covid-19 patient inside the Sutter Roseville medical center ICU in Roseville, California.(AP)

California announces first confirmed case of new Covid-19 variant

Sacramento | By Associated Press| Posted by Mallika Soni
UPDATED ON DEC 31, 2020 04:49 AM IST
The first person in the US known to be infected with the variant was identified Wednesday as a Colorado National Guardsman who had been sent to help out at a nursing home struggling with an outbreak.
US President-elect Joe Biden.(REUTERS)
US President-elect Joe Biden.(REUTERS)

Joe Biden blames Trump for slow vaccine rollout, pledges faster pace

By Bloomberg | Edited by Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON DEC 30, 2020 03:11 AM IST
Biden said he would invoke the Defense Production Act soon after taking office to help ramp up vaccine production and repeated his vow to distribute 100 million doses of the vaccine in his first 100 days in office, meaning 1 million shots every day.
A Union Jack design face mask is seen for sale in the window of a shop amid the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in Manchester, Britain.(REUTERS)
A Union Jack design face mask is seen for sale in the window of a shop amid the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in Manchester, Britain.(REUTERS)

Will Covid-19 vaccines work on the new coronavirus variant? Here’s what experts think

By Associated Press | Posted by Arpan Rai
PUBLISHED ON DEC 29, 2020 03:11 PM IST
A coronavirus variant in the United Kingdom has caused alarm because of the possibility that it might spread more easily. But even if that turns out to be true, experts say the Covid-19 vaccines being rolled out will likely still work on the variant.
A nurse handles a vial of the the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine at the Wolfson medical center in Holon, Israel.(Bloomberg)
A nurse handles a vial of the the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine at the Wolfson medical center in Holon, Israel.(Bloomberg)

Experts believe Covid-19 vaccine will work on the new coronavirus variant as tests continue

Washington | By Associated Press | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2020 03:13 PM IST
A coronavirus variant in the United Kingdom has caused alarm because of the possibility that it might spread more easily.
Anthony Fauci pointed out that the disparity among states over the measures has also been a major weakness in the Covid-19 response.(REUTERS)
Anthony Fauci pointed out that the disparity among states over the measures has also been a major weakness in the Covid-19 response.(REUTERS)

‘Considerable degree of divisiveness’ slowed down US Covid-19 response: Anthony Fauci

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kunal Gaurav
UPDATED ON DEC 28, 2020 07:49 PM IST
During the initial days of the coronavirus outbreak, US President Donald Trump was reluctant to wear a mask and held events where attendees were seen flouting social distancing measures
President-elect Biden last week had said that “darkest days” against coronavirus “are ahead of us, not behind us.”(Reuters image)
President-elect Biden last week had said that “darkest days” against coronavirus “are ahead of us, not behind us.”(Reuters image)

United States facing 4 historic crises at once, says Joe Biden

Washington | By Asian News International | Posted by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON DEC 28, 2020 09:03 AM IST
“From Covid-19 and the economy to climate change and racial justice -- our nation is facing four historic crises at once. And come January, there will be no time to waste. That’s why my team and I are hard at work preparing to take action on day one,” Biden tweeted.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and US President Donald Trump.(AP file photo)
Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and US President Donald Trump.(AP file photo)

Top US health officials warn of post-holiday coronavirus surge

By Bloomberg | Posted by Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON DEC 27, 2020 11:41 PM IST
Former US Food and Drug Administration chief Scott Gottlieb said on CBS’s “Face the Nation” that “we have a grim month ahead of us” after a recent increase in cases, with hospitalizations rising on a lag of a few weeks.
Earlier this week, Dr Fauci was administered with Moderna Inc.’s Covid-19 vaccine as a part of a confidence-building effort by health officials.(AP)
Earlier this week, Dr Fauci was administered with Moderna Inc.’s Covid-19 vaccine as a part of a confidence-building effort by health officials.(AP)

‘Post-seasonal surge’: Dr Anthony Fauci says worst of Covid-19 pandemic still to come

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kunal Gaurav
UPDATED ON DEC 27, 2020 09:14 PM IST
The United States has, so far, recorded nearly 332,000 Covid-19 related deaths, and a report suggests that the country will witness a total of over 567,000 deaths by April 1, 2021.
Anthony Fauci was among the first employees of the National Institutes of Health to get a Covid-19 vaccine, administered in the same auditorium where he first arrived at the NIH as a fellow 52 years ago(REUTERS)
Anthony Fauci was among the first employees of the National Institutes of Health to get a Covid-19 vaccine, administered in the same auditorium where he first arrived at the NIH as a fellow 52 years ago(REUTERS)

Anthony Fauci, US health secretary Alex Azar receive Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine

By Bloomberg | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri
UPDATED ON DEC 22, 2020 10:53 PM IST
Anthony Fauci, who turns 80 on Thursday, noted that he’s getting the vaccine partly because he still sees patients as an attending physician at the NIH Clinical Center, but also to send a message “to the rest of the country that I feel extreme confidence in the safety and the efficacy of this vaccine.”
Dr Anthony Fauci indicated that there could be a requirement to test travellers before they arrive in the country.(AP)
Dr Anthony Fauci indicated that there could be a requirement to test travellers before they arrive in the country.(AP)

‘Assume it’s already in US’: Dr Fauci calls UK travel ban ‘dramatic step’ to contain new Covid variant

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kunal Gaurav
UPDATED ON DEC 22, 2020 09:20 PM IST
Meanwhile, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has stated that the new variant has not been identified in the United States through sequencing efforts.
Anthony Fauci, the top infectious disease official in the United States, said Saturday he personally gave Old St Nick his jab.(AP photo)
Anthony Fauci, the top infectious disease official in the United States, said Saturday he personally gave Old St Nick his jab.(AP photo)

‘Vaccinated him myself’: Fauci tells children Santa Claus is ‘good to go’

Washington | By Agence France-Presse | Posted by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON DEC 20, 2020 10:34 AM IST
“I took care of that for you because I was worried that you’d all be upset,” he said Saturday during a CNN and “Sesame Street” coronavirus town hall for families, after worried youngsters asked whether Santa could safely enter homes on December 25.
Karen Pence, seated center, receives a Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine shot at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington. Vice President Mike Pence and US Surgeon General Jerome Adams also participated.(AP)
Karen Pence, seated center, receives a Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine shot at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington. Vice President Mike Pence and US Surgeon General Jerome Adams also participated.(AP)

US vice president Mike Pence, wife Karen administered Covid-19 vaccine

Associated Press | By Associated Press | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON DEC 18, 2020 07:11 PM IST
Trump’s relative silence comes as he continues to stew about his defeat in the Nov. 3 election and embraces increasingly extreme efforts to overturn the people’s will.
President Donald Trump speaks, with a flag behind him, during a campaign rally at Cecil Airport in Jacksonville, Florida, US.(REUTERS)
President Donald Trump speaks, with a flag behind him, during a campaign rally at Cecil Airport in Jacksonville, Florida, US.(REUTERS)

Donald Trump stays on sidelines as coronavirus vaccine injections begin

Washington | By Associated Press | Posted by Arpan Rai
PUBLISHED ON DEC 18, 2020 04:57 PM IST
Donald Trump launched Operation Warp Speed — the government campaign to help swiftly develop and distribute vaccines — this spring with great fanfare in the White House Rose Garden.
Biden said earlier this month that he would “be happy” to take the vaccine in public, just as former presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton have said they would.(AP Photo)
Biden said earlier this month that he would “be happy” to take the vaccine in public, just as former presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton have said they would.(AP Photo)

Joe Biden will follow Fauci’s guidance on when to take Covid vaccine: Report

By Bloomberg| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal
PUBLISHED ON DEC 14, 2020 10:34 AM IST
For months Biden has said he would heed Fauci’s advice about the safety of the vaccine and will continue to do so after he takes office in little more than a month. He’s asked Fauci to continue on in his role as head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and to also be his chief medical adviser.
Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have been chosen as Time magazine’s 2020 “Person of the Year”.(AP)
Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have been chosen as Time magazine’s 2020 “Person of the Year”.(AP)

Joe Biden, Kamala Harris named Time ‘Person of the Year’

New York | By Agence France-Presse| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2020 10:11 AM IST
The Democratic pair were chosen ahead of three other finalists: frontline health care workers and Anthony Fauci, the racial justice movement, and President Donald Trump who Biden defeated in November’s election.
The caption company said it surveyed its members to generate the list, which is now in its fifth year and was commissioned by Babbel, a language-learning app company with headquarters in Berlin and New York.(AP)
The caption company said it surveyed its members to generate the list, which is now in its fifth year and was commissioned by Babbel, a language-learning app company with headquarters in Berlin and New York.(AP)

Fauci, Kamala among famous names on mispronounced words list

New York | By Associated Press| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2020 05:23 AM IST
The list released on Wednesday identifies the words that proved most challenging for newsreaders and people on television to pronounce this year.
President-elect Joe Biden speaks during an event at The Queen theater in Wilmington on Tuesday.(AP File Photo)
President-elect Joe Biden speaks during an event at The Queen theater in Wilmington on Tuesday.(AP File Photo)

Joe Biden vows 100 million Covid-19 vaccinations in first 100 days of administration

Washington | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON DEC 09, 2020 10:50 AM IST
Announcing his national health team, Biden asked the Trump administration to act now to purchase the doses it has negotiated with Pfizer and Moderna and to work swiftly to scale manufacturing for the US population and the world.
Vivek Murthy returns as Surgeon General, his old job in the administration of Barack Obama.(Reuters file)
Vivek Murthy returns as Surgeon General, his old job in the administration of Barack Obama.(Reuters file)

Biden names Fauci, Murthy to top positions in his health team

Hindustan Times, Washington | By Yashwant Raj , edited by Vinod Janardhanan
UPDATED ON DEC 07, 2020 10:22 PM IST
Murthy returns as Surgeon General, his old job in the Obama administration, and Fauci will serve as Biden’s chief medical advisor on Covid-19 and will continue to lead the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, speaks during a briefing with the coronavirus task force at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, speaks during a briefing with the coronavirus task force at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

‘Wear a mask’: Anthony Fauci’s plea tops list of 2020’s most notable quotes

New Haven, Connecticut | By Associated Press | Posted by Karan Manral
UPDATED ON DEC 07, 2020 12:30 PM IST
The list, assembled by Fred Shapiro, an associate director at the Yale Law School library, has George Floyd’s “I can’t breathe” behind Fauci’s plea to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
US President-elect Joe Biden(AFP photo)
US President-elect Joe Biden(AFP photo)

Joe Biden to ask Americans to wear masks for 100 days

Hindustan Times, Washington | By Yashwant Raj
UPDATED ON DEC 05, 2020 04:54 AM IST
President-elect Joe Biden has said he will ask Americans to wear masks for the first 100 days of his presidency to help fight the continuing spread of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Former President Barack Obama, center, walks out of the Oval Office of the White House with former Presidents Bill Clinton, left, and George W. Bush, right.(AP file photo)
Former President Barack Obama, center, walks out of the Oval Office of the White House with former Presidents Bill Clinton, left, and George W. Bush, right.(AP file photo)

Ex-US presidents offer to take Covid-19 vaccine publicly

Hindustan Times, Washington | By Yashwant Raj
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2020 06:11 AM IST
Three former US presidents have volunteered to take shots of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) vaccine — when it is approved — publicly to persuade Americans who are sceptical about inoculations.
Dr Anthony Fauci opined that the UK regulators did not scrutinise the data as carefully as the FDA is carrying out in its review.(REUTERS)
Dr Anthony Fauci opined that the UK regulators did not scrutinise the data as carefully as the FDA is carrying out in its review.(REUTERS)

US top health expert criticises UK’s approval of Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine. Here’s the reason

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kunal Gaurav
UPDATED ON DEC 03, 2020 06:50 PM IST
UK government ministers and health experts have said that all required procedures were followed to approve Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine.
The Hill reported that the day before Thanksgiving, travel rates reached the highest they have been since March, with nearly 1.1 million passengers passing through airport security.(Pixabay)
The Hill reported that the day before Thanksgiving, travel rates reached the highest they have been since March, with nearly 1.1 million passengers passing through airport security.(Pixabay)

Uptick in Covid-19 cases due to Thanksgiving travel likely in US, says Dr Fauci

Asian News International | By Asian News International | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta
UPDATED ON NOV 30, 2020 11:54 AM IST
Dr Anthony Fauci said that there will almost certainly be an uptick in Covid-19 cases after Americans travelled for the Thanksgiving holiday despite warnings by public health officials.
A man takes a coronavirus test at a Los Angeles Mission homeless shelter Thanksgiving meal giveaway, as the global outbreak of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) continues, in Los Angeles, California, U.S., November 25, 2020.(Reuters photo)
A man takes a coronavirus test at a Los Angeles Mission homeless shelter Thanksgiving meal giveaway, as the global outbreak of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) continues, in Los Angeles, California, U.S., November 25, 2020.(Reuters photo)

Dr Fauci warns Americans to brace for ‘surge upon surge’ of coronavirus

Washington | By Agence France-Presse | Posted by Niyati Singh
UPDATED ON NOV 29, 2020 10:39 PM IST
Americans should brace for a “surge upon a surge” in the coronavirus as millions of travelers return home after the Thanksgiving holiday, US government scientist Anthony Fauci said Sunday.
Monday’s delivery of an 18-and-a-half-foot tall Fraser fir by horse-drawn carriage signalled the kickoff of the usual array of White House holiday events that will include the annual turkey pardon and Christmas and Hanukkah events(Melania Trump on Twitter)
Monday’s delivery of an 18-and-a-half-foot tall Fraser fir by horse-drawn carriage signalled the kickoff of the usual array of White House holiday events that will include the annual turkey pardon and Christmas and Hanukkah events(Melania Trump on Twitter)

White House planning holiday parties despite warnings against gatherings during Covid-19 pandemic

Washington | By Associated Press | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri
UPDATED ON NOV 24, 2020 04:53 AM IST
The decision to move forward with indoor gatherings and project a sense of normalcy comes as the CDC, top White House advisers, and public health professionals continue advising Americans not to travel or spend the holiday with people from outside of their households
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