Fauci Voices Concerns on Virus Surge in Senate Hearing

Headline Roundup July 1st, 2020

Dr. Anthony Fauci expressed concern about recent surges of COVID-19 coronavirus cases in the U.S. in a hearing Tuesday before the Senate's Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee.

Many reports on all sides of the spectrum singled out notable quotes from Fauci, who warned that the U.S. could see up to 100,000 daily new cases if more control isn't restored. Some reports from left- and center-rated sources concentrated on Fauci's expressed skepticism about a timely coronavirus vaccine. Other coverage, especially from right-rated outlets, focused on Sen. Rand Paul's (R-KY) tense verbal exchange with Fauci during the hearing.

Fauci Voices Concerns on Virus Surge in Senate Hearing

From the Center
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The United States government’s top infectious diseases expert on Tuesday warned that daily COVID-19 cases could more than double if Americans fail to take countermeasures and cautioned against pinning hopes on a vaccine.

California, Texas and several other states are reporting record increases in cases of the sometimes deadly illness caused by the novel coronavirus, leading to a sobering reassessment of efforts to contain it and raising the stakes for the scores of vaccine candidates being developed at unprecedented speed.

Unless Americans wear masks and recommit to social distancing, the...

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From the Right
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Republican Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul criticized Dr. Anthony Fauci during his testimony in front of a Senate panel.

“It is a fatal conceit to believe any one person or small group of people has the knowledge necessary to direct an economy or dictate public health behavior,” Paul said Tuesday. “I think government health experts during this pandemic need to show caution in their prognostications.”

The senator accused public health experts of “instilling undue fear” in school teachers over the coronavirus pandemic, and reiterated his desire to see schools reopen in...

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From the Left
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Coronavirus task force member Dr. Anthony Fauci issued a stark warning on Tuesday to lawmakers on Capitol Hill, telling them he wouldn't be surprised if the US sees new cases of coronavirus rising to a level of 100,000 a day.

"We are now having 40-plus thousand new cases a day. I would not be surprised if we go up to 100,000 a day if this does not turn around and so I am very concerned," Fauci told the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee during a hearing on the...

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