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Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, during a coronavirus task force news conference at the White House in Washington.(Bloomberg File Photo)

Anthony Fauci to testify at a fraught time for US Covid-19 pandemic response

Washington | By Associated Press | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2020 02:32 PM IST
Anthony Fauci has recently warned that the US is still in the first wave of the Covid-19 pandemic and has continued to urge the American public to practice social distancing.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases is seen in a frame grab from a video feed as he testifies remotely from his home.(REUTERS)
Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases is seen in a frame grab from a video feed as he testifies remotely from his home.(REUTERS)

A ‘second wave’ of coronavirus cases? Experts say first yet to get over

Washington | By Associated Press | Posted by Arpan Rai
UPDATED ON JUN 21, 2020 10:23 PM IST
Many public health experts, however, suggest it’s no time to celebrate. About 120,000 Americans have died from the new virus and there are worrisome recent increases in reported cases in the South and West.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, speaks about the new coronavirus in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House, in Washington.(AP File Photo)
Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, speaks about the new coronavirus in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House, in Washington.(AP File Photo)

No going back to lockdown in US, world will have Covid-19 vaccine soon: Fauci

Washington | By Agence France-Presse | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON JUN 19, 2020 12:16 PM IST
The US leads the world in the number of confirmed Covid-19 infections and in deaths, with the fatality toll approaching 120,000. Fauci stressed a localized approach as the country returns to normal.
A vial with potential vaccine for the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) is pictured at the Imperial College London, London, Britain on June 10, 2020.(Reuters Photo)
A vial with potential vaccine for the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) is pictured at the Imperial College London, London, Britain on June 10, 2020.(Reuters Photo)

US expects insurers to cover Covid-19 vaccine without copays

Washington | By Associated Press | Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON JUN 17, 2020 05:44 AM IST
As with other vaccines, US insurers will have a strong financial interest in covering one for Covid-19. Vaccines are seen as a win-win, helping the insurers’ customers stay healthy by preventing disease, which in turn can save the companies money.
The United States, which has been rolling back social distancing measures steadily, is close to crossing the 2 million mark for Covid-19 infections, with 1.97 million Wednesday morning.(File photo for representation)
The United States, which has been rolling back social distancing measures steadily, is close to crossing the 2 million mark for Covid-19 infections, with 1.97 million Wednesday morning.(File photo for representation)

Anthony Fauci warns Covid-19 ‘isn’t over yet’

Hindustan Times, Washington | By Yashwant Raj
UPDATED ON JUN 10, 2020 11:32 PM IST
Anthony Fauci, the top US epidemiologist, said Tuesday in a warning that will be heard around the world that the Covid-19 pandemic, “isn’t over yet”.
The US federal government is planning to fund and undertake the studies of three experimental coronavirus vaccines starting this summer.(Reuters)
The US federal government is planning to fund and undertake the studies of three experimental coronavirus vaccines starting this summer.(Reuters)

Covid pandemic is far from over, Anthony Fauci warns

By Bloomberg | Posted by: Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON JUN 10, 2020 06:59 PM IST
Anthony Fauci, the head of the infectious disease agency since 1984, has emerged early on as one of the leading voices in the battle by President Donald Trump’s administration against the pandemic.
Cases soared in Brazil, and police opened an investigation into Rio de Janeiro’s handling of the crisis, while Mexico had its deadliest day yet.(AP)
Cases soared in Brazil, and police opened an investigation into Rio de Janeiro’s handling of the crisis, while Mexico had its deadliest day yet.(AP)

Anthony Fauci says coronavirus vaccine in 2020 viable

Bloomberg | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAY 27, 2020 09:45 PM IST
U.S. fatalities approached the 100,000 level, though infections rose at the slowest pace since March and President Donald Trump unveiled plans to increase testing.
If super-spreaders can be predictively identified, we could avert more general lockdowns in the future(ANI)
If super-spreaders can be predictively identified, we could avert more general lockdowns in the future(ANI)

Covid-19: Fight uncertainty with data| Analysis

By Shamika Ravi
UPDATED ON MAY 24, 2020 08:37 PM IST
Collect granular data on incubation period, serial interval and R0. Frame policy with these findings
In the past 24 hours, 1,763 people died of Covid-19 taking the US toll to 84,144 and the number of reported infections went up to 1.39 million with 21,030 new cases.(Bloomberg)
In the past 24 hours, 1,763 people died of Covid-19 taking the US toll to 84,144 and the number of reported infections went up to 1.39 million with 21,030 new cases.(Bloomberg)

Donald Trump attacks his top Covid-19 expert Anthony Fauci, squabbles with others

Hindustan Times, Washington | By Yashwant Raj
UPDATED ON MAY 14, 2020 09:04 PM IST
The number of people left jobless by the eight-week long lockdown forced by the outbreak has now risen to 36.5 million.
US President Donald Trump wants to reopen schools that were closed because of the coronavirus(REUTERS)
US President Donald Trump wants to reopen schools that were closed because of the coronavirus(REUTERS)

Trump presses for US schools to reopen, takes dig at Fauci

Washington | By Associated Press | Posted by: Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON MAY 14, 2020 07:30 AM IST
The president accused Fauci of wanting “to play all sides of the equation,” a comment that suggested he is tiring of the nation’s top infectious disease expert.
Anthony Fauci’s “checkpoints” are conditions laid down in guidelines for reopening prepared by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, for undoing the lockdown in phases, with clear markers for moving from one phase to the next.(REUTERS)
Anthony Fauci’s “checkpoints” are conditions laid down in guidelines for reopening prepared by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, for undoing the lockdown in phases, with clear markers for moving from one phase to the next.(REUTERS)

Anthony Fauci to tell lawmakers premature reopening could lead to ‘needless’ deaths

Hindustan Times, Washington | By Yashwant Raj
PUBLISHED ON MAY 12, 2020 07:35 PM IST
The immunologist will be testifying remotely through video, along with two other top officials of the president’s task force, Stephen Kahn and Robert Redfield, who are all in self-quarantine after possible exposure to the virus.
Anthony Fauci, head of the National Institute of Allergies and Infections Diseases said he will be going in “modified quarantine”.(REUTERS)
Anthony Fauci, head of the National Institute of Allergies and Infections Diseases said he will be going in “modified quarantine”.(REUTERS)

Top US Covid-19 task force officials self-quarantine after possible exposure

Hindustan Times, Washington | By Yashwant Raj | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON MAY 10, 2020 08:16 AM IST
The White House has stepped up screening after a staffer tested Covid-19 positive and both the president and the vice-president are now tested every day.
The American president is in a hurry to reopen the country and seek to reverse the economic downturn unleashed by the virus, with over 30 million jobless, with an eye on his re-election prospects.(REUTERS)
The American president is in a hurry to reopen the country and seek to reverse the economic downturn unleashed by the virus, with over 30 million jobless, with an eye on his re-election prospects.(REUTERS)

Donald Trump reverses himself, will keep task-force ‘indefinitely’

Hindustan Times, Washington | By Yashwant Raj
UPDATED ON MAY 06, 2020 09:19 PM IST
Less than 12 hours ago, the president had told reporters at a mask-making factory in Arizona that the task force, which is spearheading the federal response to the outbreak, has done a good job thus far but he wants to replace it with “something different” for Phase Two, the reopening of the country.
The projection is also double the current US toll of 68,934, up by 1,240 in the last 24 hours; infections went up to 1.18 million with 22,335 new cases over the same period.(AFP)
The projection is also double the current US toll of 68,934, up by 1,240 in the last 24 hours; infections went up to 1.18 million with 22,335 new cases over the same period.(AFP)

Researchers forecast huge spike in US Covid-19 fatalities due to easing of curbs

Hindustan Times, Washington | By Yashwant Raj
UPDATED ON MAY 05, 2020 08:44 PM IST
A draft government report has separately forecast a spike in fatalities by 3,000 a day by the end of this month from around 1,500 currently, and 200,000 new infections.
Over the last 24 hours, the country reported 1,947 new fatalities and 34,037 new infections.(REUTERS)
Over the last 24 hours, the country reported 1,947 new fatalities and 34,037 new infections.(REUTERS)

US fatalities may hit 100k: Donald Trump

Hindustan Times, Washington | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2020 03:48 AM IST
To apparently keep a tight control on its narrative about the handling of the outbreak, the White House has blocked Anthony Fauci, a top government epidemiologist and member of the US coronavirus task force, from testifying before a congressional committee next week.
File photo of US President Donald Trump with National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Dr. Anthony Fauci as Fauci answers a question during the daily coronavirus task force briefing at the White House in Washington, U.S., April 17, 2020.(Reuters File)
File photo of US President Donald Trump with National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Dr. Anthony Fauci as Fauci answers a question during the daily coronavirus task force briefing at the White House in Washington, U.S., April 17, 2020.(Reuters File)

White House blocks Anthony Fauci from testifying to Congress on coronavirus response

Washington | By Reuters
UPDATED ON MAY 02, 2020 06:47 AM IST
Anthony Fauci’s testimony was being sought for a May 6 hearing by a House Appropriations subcommittee that oversees health programs, said spokesman Evan Hollander.
(Photo courtesy lina Miuccio)
(Photo courtesy lina Miuccio)

Humans provide the conditions for epidemics to flourish: Frank Snowden

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rudraneil Sengupta
UPDATED ON MAY 01, 2020 01:36 AM IST
Snowden termed Covid-19 as the “first pandemic of globalization”, speaking about the things that the disease reveals about societies now, the similarities with past pandemics and the ways in which all these have shaped public health.
The company issued a news release early Wednesday commenting on the study from the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases without providing details of the results.(REUTERS)
The company issued a news release early Wednesday commenting on the study from the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases without providing details of the results.(REUTERS)

Antiviral drug shows some hope in US govt-run study

New York | By Bloomberg
UPDATED ON APR 30, 2020 04:56 AM IST
Gilead shares jumped as much as 7.1% Wednesday after the company’s statement. The news appeared to boost the entire U.S. stock market as well, with the S&P 500 gaining 2.4% despite data showing a deep contraction in the U.S. economy in the first quarter of the year.
Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Anthony Fauci said a smaller Chinese study released separately on Wednesday showing no benefits from remdesivir was “not an adequate study.”(AFP)
Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Anthony Fauci said a smaller Chinese study released separately on Wednesday showing no benefits from remdesivir was “not an adequate study.”(AFP)

Remdesivir shows ‘clear-cut’ effect in treating coronavirus: Anthony Fauci

Washington | By Agence France-Presse
PUBLISHED ON APR 29, 2020 11:52 PM IST
Fauci, speaking at the White House, said “the data shows remdesivir has a clear-cut, significant, positive effect in diminishing the time to recovery.”
Gilead earlier on Wednesday said remdesivir helped improve outcomes for patients with COVID-19 in the government-run trial(AFP)
Gilead earlier on Wednesday said remdesivir helped improve outcomes for patients with COVID-19 in the government-run trial(AFP)

Data on Gilead drug raises hopes in pandemic fight, Fauci calls it ‘highly significant’

Reuters | By Reuters
PUBLISHED ON APR 29, 2020 11:43 PM IST
Preliminary results from a U.S. government trial show that patients given remdesivir had a 31% faster recovery time than those who received a placebo, results hailed by Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, as “highly significant.”
The dating app Tinder is shown on an Apple iPhone in this photo illustration taken February 10, 2016.(Reuters Photo)
The dating app Tinder is shown on an Apple iPhone in this photo illustration taken February 10, 2016.(Reuters Photo)

Tinder dates during Covid-19: Can invite them to homes but at own risk, says US expert

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 16, 2020 12:07 PM IST
Dr Anthony Fauci warned of tremendous risk in terms of going for that sort of thing, because the Covid-19 infection has been spreading through asymptomatic people too.
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