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“I must admit that I would have been satisfied with 70 or at the most 75 percent efficacy,” Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said.(REUTERS)

Moderna vaccine results ‘stunningly impressive,’ says Anthony Fauci

Washington | By Agence France-Presse | Posted by Prashasti Singh
PUBLISHED ON NOV 17, 2020 10:26 AM IST
Fauci leads the National Institutes of Allergies and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), which began co-developing the vaccine with the US biotech company in January, shortly after China shared the genetic sequence of the new coronavirus.
Vials of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) vaccine candidate BNT162b2 are inspected at a Pfizer manufacturing site in Kalamazoo, Michigan.(via REUTERS)
Vials of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) vaccine candidate BNT162b2 are inspected at a Pfizer manufacturing site in Kalamazoo, Michigan.(via REUTERS)

Covid-19: States ramp up for biggest vaccination effort in US history

By Associated Press | Posted by Arpan Rai
PUBLISHED ON NOV 12, 2020 10:57 PM IST
The good news came in one of the grimmest weeks of the pandemic so far. Deaths, hospitalizations and new infections are surging across the US — and turning up the pressure to get the vaccine effort right.
A sign marks the headquarters of Moderna Therapeutics, which is developing a vaccine against the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), in Cambridge, Massachusetts.(Reuters File Photo)
A sign marks the headquarters of Moderna Therapeutics, which is developing a vaccine against the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), in Cambridge, Massachusetts.(Reuters File Photo)

Moderna expecting to announce results of Covid-19 vaccine by end of month

Washington | By Asian News International | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON NOV 12, 2020 09:12 AM IST
Dr Anthony Fauci, the nation’s leading expert on infectious diseases, said on Wednesday that Pfizer’s promising outcomes are good news for Moderna as well.
US infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci(Reuters File Photo)
US infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci(Reuters File Photo)

Fauci says he will take new Pfizer vaccine if FDA approves it

Washington | By Reuters | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON NOV 11, 2020 07:10 AM IST
‘If they look at this data, and they say this data is solid, let’s go ahead and approve it, I promise you, I will take the vaccine,” US infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci said.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrives for a press conference at the Federal Press Conference association in Berlin.(AP)
German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrives for a press conference at the Federal Press Conference association in Berlin.(AP)

Angela Merkel cautious on US vote comment, says she values science

Germany | By Associated Press | Posted by Arpan Rai
PUBLISHED ON NOV 03, 2020 04:50 PM IST
Trump responded to supporters’ chants to “fire Fauci” during a rally in Florida early Monday by saying: “Don’t tell anybody but let me wait until a little bit after the election.”
FILE PHOTO: Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, addresses the daily coronavirus response briefing as US President Donald Trump stands by in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington,on March 30, 2020 (REUTERS/Tom Brenner)
FILE PHOTO: Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, addresses the daily coronavirus response briefing as US President Donald Trump stands by in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington,on March 30, 2020 (REUTERS/Tom Brenner)

Not easy to fire Anthony Fauci despite Donald Trump’s indication

By Bloomberg
UPDATED ON NOV 03, 2020 09:02 AM IST
At a recent poll rally, Trump had hinted at firing Fauci after the US presidential elections. The latest tiff between the two comes after Fauci said “America could not possibly be positioned more poorly” in response to Trump’s statements “the US has turned the corner on the Covid-19 pandemic.”
President Donald Trump gestures while addressing a campaign rally at the Wilkes-Barre Scranton International Airport in Avoca, Pa, Monday, Nov. 2, 2020.(AP photo)
President Donald Trump gestures while addressing a campaign rally at the Wilkes-Barre Scranton International Airport in Avoca, Pa, Monday, Nov. 2, 2020.(AP photo)

Donald Trump threatens to fire Fauci in rift with disease expert amid Covid-19 outbreak in US

Opa Locka | By Associated Press | Posted by Niyati Singh
UPDATED ON NOV 03, 2020 03:28 AM IST
President Donald Trump is suggesting that he will fire Dr. Anthony Fauci after Tuesday’s election, as his rift with the nation’s top infectious disease expert widens while the nation sees its most alarming outbreak of the coronavirus since the spring.
In this April 22, 2020, file photo, President Donald Trump listens as Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, speaks about the coronavirus in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)(AP)
In this April 22, 2020, file photo, President Donald Trump listens as Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, speaks about the coronavirus in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)(AP)

US Elections 2020: Trump hints at firing Dr Anthony Fauci after presidential polls

Opa-locka, Florida | By Associated Press | Posted by Karan Manral
UPDATED ON NOV 02, 2020 02:22 PM IST
Donald Trump’s remarks came at a rally in Opa-locka, Florida, amid the most alarming outbreak of the coronavirus since the spring, in the United States. Trump’s comments come after Fauci levelled his sharpest criticism yet of the White House’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.
The White House attacked Dr Anthony Fauci for giving credit to Democrat Joe Biden’s presidential campaign for “taking it seriously from a public health perspective.”(Reuters File Photo)
The White House attacked Dr Anthony Fauci for giving credit to Democrat Joe Biden’s presidential campaign for “taking it seriously from a public health perspective.”(Reuters File Photo)

White House goes after Dr Fauci for his Covid-19 death toll concerns

By Bloomberg | Posted by Srivatsan K C
PUBLISHED ON NOV 01, 2020 08:54 PM IST
Dr Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, predicted that the US is “in for a whole of of hurt” from the Covid-19 pandemic.
After Covid-19 disease broke out last year and was termed a pandemic by the World Health Organisation in March, pharma companies from around the world joined the race to be the first to bring out a vaccine.(AP)
After Covid-19 disease broke out last year and was termed a pandemic by the World Health Organisation in March, pharma companies from around the world joined the race to be the first to bring out a vaccine.(AP)

Covid-19 vaccine predictions of pharma companies that didn’t come true

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON NOV 01, 2020 11:31 AM IST
Health officials too, have made forward-looking statements on the vaccine, but they have been less definitive that those made by pharma companies.
As of Thursday, there were 45,457 Covid-19 patients in US hospitals, the highest number since August 14.(AP)
As of Thursday, there were 45,457 Covid-19 patients in US hospitals, the highest number since August 14.(AP)

White House advisers warn of ‘unrelenting’ Covid-19 spread, ‘whole lot of pain’

Washington | By Reuters| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON OCT 30, 2020 09:08 AM IST
As the pandemic threatens to stretch into winter, with a vaccine still months away, Vinik said hospitals would likely become more strained.
Practically speaking, Anthony Fauci said, the first vaccine doses would likely be deployed to individuals deemed most in need “by the end of December or the beginning of January.”(Reuters File Photo)
Practically speaking, Anthony Fauci said, the first vaccine doses would likely be deployed to individuals deemed most in need “by the end of December or the beginning of January.”(Reuters File Photo)

First US Covid-19 vaccines could ship late December or early January: Anthony Fauci

Chicago | By Reuters | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON OCT 30, 2020 12:29 AM IST
Moderna earlier on Thursday said it was on track to deliver interim data from its large, late-stage trial next month. Pfizer, which was expected to announce interim data in October, is now unlikely to release data before November, probably after the Nov 3. US presidential election.
This September 2020 photo provided by Johnson & Johnson shows vials for a single-dose Covid-19 vaccine being developed by the company.(AP)
This September 2020 photo provided by Johnson & Johnson shows vials for a single-dose Covid-19 vaccine being developed by the company.(AP)

Covid-19 vaccine update: Oxford shot sees immune response, Fauci makes a verdict

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai
PUBLISHED ON OCT 26, 2020 09:02 PM IST
According to British and Swedish drugmaker AstraZeneca Plc, the drug AZD1222 has shown immune response in older and younger adults, with reduced adversarial effects among the elderly.
“When you talk about vaccinating a substantial proportion of the population, so that you can have a significant impact on the dynamics of the outbreak, that very likely will not be until the second or third quarter of the year,” he said.(File photo for representation)
“When you talk about vaccinating a substantial proportion of the population, so that you can have a significant impact on the dynamics of the outbreak, that very likely will not be until the second or third quarter of the year,” he said.(File photo for representation)

US disease expert Fauci says Covid-19 vaccine verdict due by early December

London | By Reuters | Posted by Niyati Singh
UPDATED ON OCT 25, 2020 03:49 PM IST
US infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci said on Sunday it would be clear whether a Covid-19 vaccine was safe and effective by early December, but that more widespread vaccination would not be likely until later in 2021.
President Donald Trump, center, points as he prepares to answer question after speaking about the coronavirus in the press briefing room at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)(AP)
President Donald Trump, center, points as he prepares to answer question after speaking about the coronavirus in the press briefing room at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)(AP)

‘Running Angry’: Trump attacks Dr. Fauci, press and polls

Associated Press | By Associated Press | Posted by Kaleem Ullah Fasihi
UPDATED ON OCT 20, 2020 11:41 AM IST
An angry President Donald Trump came out swinging Monday against Dr. Anthony Fauci, the press and polls that show him trailing Democrat Joe Biden in key battleground states in a disjointed closing message two weeks out from Election Day.
US President Donald Trump.(Reuters)
US President Donald Trump.(Reuters)

Trump lumps Fauci among ‘idiots’ but suggests he won’t fire him

By Bloomberg | Posted by Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON OCT 20, 2020 06:56 AM IST
“People are tired of hearing Fauci and all these idiots,” Trump said Monday in a call intended to boost morale at a campaign running well behind his challenger, Joe Biden. Trump’s campaign invited reporters to listen in.
America’s infectious disease expert Dr Anthony Fauci.(REUTERS)
America’s infectious disease expert Dr Anthony Fauci.(REUTERS)

‘Absolutely not’ surprised Donald Trump got Covid-19: Anthony Fauci

Washington | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Srivatsan K C
UPDATED ON OCT 19, 2020 04:10 PM IST
Fauci said this during an interview on CBS’ “60 Minutes” that was aired on Sunday.
The WHO trial was conducted in 11,266 adult patients in more than 30 countries. The evidence was conclusive, the WHO said.(Reuters)
The WHO trial was conducted in 11,266 adult patients in more than 30 countries. The evidence was conclusive, the WHO said.(Reuters)

Gilead questions WHO study that cast doubts on drug’s Covid-19 benefits

Reuters | By Reuters| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON OCT 16, 2020 02:35 PM IST
The American company told Reuters the data appeared inconsistent, the findings were premature and that other studies had validated the drug’s benefits.
America’s best-known infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci(Reuters image)
America’s best-known infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci(Reuters image)

Donald Trump, Joe Biden try to line up by Anthony Fauci as they court voters

Washington | By Associated Press | Posted by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON OCT 13, 2020 06:47 AM IST
Overall, it’s an uncomfortable season for Fauci, who’s been studiously apolitical over a five-decade career in public health.
“In my nearly five decades of public service, I have never publicly endorsed any political candidate,” Fauci, the longtime director of the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases, said in a statement sent to AFP.(Reuters file photo)
“In my nearly five decades of public service, I have never publicly endorsed any political candidate,” Fauci, the longtime director of the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases, said in a statement sent to AFP.(Reuters file photo)

Fauci says Donald Trump’s campaign ad twists his words on Covid-19

Washington | By Agence France-Presse| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal
UPDATED ON OCT 12, 2020 06:51 AM IST
The 30-second campaign ad cites Trump’s personal experience with the virus -- “President Trump is recovering from the coronavirus, and so is America,” it says -- before including a brief clip in which Fauci appears to praise the president’s response to the pandemic.
US President Donald Trump (centre) speak about law and order to supporters from the South Portico of the White House in Washington, DC, on October 10.(AFP)
US President Donald Trump (centre) speak about law and order to supporters from the South Portico of the White House in Washington, DC, on October 10.(AFP)

Dr Anthony Fauci calls White House event ‘superspreader’; Donald Trump to resume campaigning

Hindustan Times, Washington, DC | By Yashwant Raj
PUBLISHED ON OCT 11, 2020 01:09 AM IST
The top infectious-disease expert in the US said an event hosted by the White House on September 26 was a ‘superspreader’ as a number of attendees tested positive for Covid-19
Anthony Fauci, MD, Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, testifies during a US Senate Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee Hearing to examine Covid-19, focusing on an update on the federal response at the US Capitol.(REUTERS)
Anthony Fauci, MD, Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, testifies during a US Senate Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee Hearing to examine Covid-19, focusing on an update on the federal response at the US Capitol.(REUTERS)

Anthony Fauci calls Donald Trump’s White House ceremony a ‘super-spreader event’

By Bloomberg | Posted by Arpan Rai
PUBLISHED ON OCT 10, 2020 01:11 AM IST
Fauci said in the interview that people who are infected with the coronavirus but aren’t yet showing symptoms can transmit the pathogen to others, which makes the case for wearing face coverings.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases, testifies during the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis hearing in Washington, D.C., U.S., July 31, 2020. Kevin Dietsch/Pool via REUTERS(REUTERS)
Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases, testifies during the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis hearing in Washington, D.C., U.S., July 31, 2020. Kevin Dietsch/Pool via REUTERS(REUTERS)

Anthony Fauci says ‘reasonably good chance’ Regeneron antibody therapy helped Donald Trump

Reuters | By Reuters| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
UPDATED ON OCT 08, 2020 11:05 PM IST
Anthony Fauci also said that the Covid-19 pandemic, which has killed more than 210,000 people in the United States and 1 million people globally, is far more serious than the seasonal flu.
In anticipation of a possible vaccine for Covid-19, Gurugram health department will be conducting a thorough assessment of the available ‘cold chain’ infrastructure in the coming weeks(REUTERS)
In anticipation of a possible vaccine for Covid-19, Gurugram health department will be conducting a thorough assessment of the available ‘cold chain’ infrastructure in the coming weeks(REUTERS)

Latest Covid-19 vaccine development: Covishield undergoes phase 3 trial, BMC selects 43 volunteers

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Susmita Pakrasi
UPDATED ON SEP 29, 2020 09:42 AM IST
With a spike of 82,170 new coronavirus cases in last 24 hours, India’s Covid-19 tally crossed the 60-lakh mark on Monday, according to the data provided by health ministry.
The United States, which has not had a coordinated federal-led response to the virus, has recorded more than 7.1 million Covid-19 cases and nearly 205,000 deaths, both the highest in the world.(AP)
The United States, which has not had a coordinated federal-led response to the virus, has recorded more than 7.1 million Covid-19 cases and nearly 205,000 deaths, both the highest in the world.(AP)

New adviser giving Trump bad information on coronavirus, top US officials say

Washington | By Reuters| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 29, 2020 05:45 AM IST
The White House insists it is not pursuing such a strategy, although Trump has mentioned it himself, and repeated on Monday his view that the United States was “rounding the corner” on the pandemic.
Dr. Anthony Fauci said immunization against SARS-CoV-2 could begin in the US in November or December.(Reuters File Photo)
Dr. Anthony Fauci said immunization against SARS-CoV-2 could begin in the US in November or December.(Reuters File Photo)

Early Covid-19 treatments could be ‘bridge’ to vaccine, says Anthony Fauci

By Bloomberg | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON SEP 27, 2020 06:52 AM IST
Anthony Fauci said 100 million doses of vaccine may be produced by December, with all six companies supplying the US slated to have made 700 million doses by next April.
President Donald Trump arrives at Philadelphia International Airport to attend an ABC News town hall at National Constitution Center.(AP)
President Donald Trump arrives at Philadelphia International Airport to attend an ABC News town hall at National Constitution Center.(AP)

Donald Trump says coronavirus vaccine could be ready in a month

Philadelphia | By Agence France-Presse | Posted by Arpan Rai
UPDATED ON SEP 16, 2020 08:58 AM IST
Democrats have expressed concern that Trump is putting political pressure on government health regulators and scientists to approve a rushed vaccine in time to help turn around his uphill bid for reelection against challenger Joe Biden on November 3.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases(Reuters)
Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases(Reuters)

Covid-19 pandemic may last until 2021-end, cautions Anthony Fauci

Washington | By Agencies
UPDATED ON SEP 13, 2020 01:34 AM IST
Anthony Fauci said the US was starting the flu season with a high baseline of around 40,000 new Covid-19 cases a day and deaths are averaging around 1,000 daily.
Dr. Anthony Fauci is the outspoken director of the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.(AP photo)
Dr. Anthony Fauci is the outspoken director of the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.(AP photo)

Anthony Fauci disagrees with Trump on coronavirus, cites disturbing US statistics

Washington | By Reuters | Posted by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2020 11:56 PM IST
Donald Trump, who has admitted playing down the severity of the virus since it emerged early this presidential election year, said on Thursday he believed the United States was “rounding the corner” on the crisis.
Anthony Fauci said on Wednesday that AstraZeneca’s decision to pause global trials of its experimental coronavirus vaccine was unfortunate(AP)
Anthony Fauci said on Wednesday that AstraZeneca’s decision to pause global trials of its experimental coronavirus vaccine was unfortunate(AP)

Anthony Fauci says Astrazeneca vaccine pause unfortunate but a safety valve

Washington | By Reuters| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 09, 2020 05:35 PM IST
“It’s really one of the safety valves that you have on clinical trials such as this, so it’s unfortunate that it happened,” Fauci told CBS “This Morning” in an interview.
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