Leaked White House Memo Highlights Fauci's Virus Statements

Headline Roundup July 13th, 2020

A White House memo leaked over the weekend details occasions in which Dr. Anthony Fauci has apparently been incorrect or contradictory in his public statements about the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. President Donald Trump and other White House officials have been publicly critical of Fauci's guidance in recent weeks.

Coverage from right-rated outlets was more likely to frame Fauci as responsible for purportedly unnecessary lockdown measures. Coverage from left-rated outlets generally painted the memo's release as a White House attempt to undermine Fauci's credibility, while referencing the times Trump and other public officials have made incorrect predictions and forecasts about the virus.

Leaked White House Memo Highlights Fauci's Virus Statements

From the Center
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The White House has been increasingly critical of Dr Fauci, and on Sunday, an official shared a list detailing past apparent erroneous comments.

Dr Fauci's changing advice on masks and remarks on Covid-19's severity are among the points from the White House.

The move to undercut him comes as the US continues to see surges in Covid-19.

There are over 3.3 million cases confirmed and more than 135,000 deaths nationwide, according to Johns Hopkins University.

Dr Fauci has contradicted President Donald Trump's comments on the pandemic a number of times,...

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From the Left
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Washington (CNN) - The White House is making a concerted effort to discredit Dr. Anthony Fauci as he becomes increasingly vocal about his concerns over reopening the country amid a national surge in coronavirus cases. The moves to undercut Fauci come just days after he gave an unvarnished look at his relationship with President Donald Trump, including that they have not spoken in weeks.

The tension between the two men -- who are no longer speaking, CNN reported last week -- has grown publicly as they have responded to one...

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From the Right
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President Trump retweeted a message criticizing health expert Dr. Anthony Fauci and Democrats over coronavirus social distancing measures.

The social media offensive against Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and a core member of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, came after the White House shared an opposition research memo seeking to discredit the top health official.

"So based on Dr. Fauci and the Democrats, I will need an ID card to go shopping but not to vote?" said an April tweet by conservative...

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