President Donald Trump said Friday that Dr. Anthony Fauci would close the U.S. because of the coronavirus.
If the "overwhelming majority" of the population is vaccinated "we could start talking about real normality again. But it's going to be a gradual process," Fauci said.
COVID-19 cases in the U.S. exceeded 4 million on Thursday, about two weeks after the Change.org petition launched.
The leading infectious disease expert also warned that younger people in the U.S. are now "fueling the pandemic."
The president resumes coronavirus briefings for the first time in nearly 3 months as COVID-19 cases across the country rise and his poll ratings fall.
Pentatonix singer Scott Hoying rewrote the lyrics to "Alexander Hamilton" to offer praise for Dr. Anthony Fauci on TikTok and Instagram.
Fauci will be tossing the ball in an empty stadium as baseball arenas around the U.S. remain closed to spectators, at least for now.
NIH Director Francis Collins said he's baffled not at how, but at why, the country's discourse on wearing masks to help curb coronavirus infections has become a political debate.
Trump's top trade adviser criticised Fauci in a USA Today article.
"I can say as a public health official that I would urge the leaders, the local, political and other leaders, in states and cities and towns, to be as forceful as possible in getting your citizenry to wear masks," Fauci said during a virtual interview with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
As of July 17, the U.S. is reporting 3,576,430 total cases, with Brazil and India reporting 2,012,151 and 1,003,832, respectively, according to data from Johns Hopkins University's tracker.
The CEO made the comments during an interview with infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci.
"I'm really quite cautiously optimistic that we'll be able to have something as we get into the end of this year and the beginning of next year," Dr. Anthony Fauci said Thursday.
The director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases told Reuters that developing a coronavirus vaccine was more important than the criticism he faced.
Dr. Anthony Fauci addressed recent criticisms of his COVID-19 guidance from White House officials in comments to "The Atlantic," published on Wednesday.
According to a new Morning Consult/Politco poll published Wednesday, 62 percent of voters rated Dr. Anthony Fauci's handling of the coronavirus "excellent" or "good," compared with the 36 percent of voters who answered the same for President Donald Trump.
Donald Trump "values the expertise of the medical professionals advising his Administration," said Alyssa Farrah, director of strategic communications for the White House.
The PAC, which was co-founded by George Conway, urged voters to oust Trump from office in November to "protect our families."
There have been more than 13.3 million worldwide confirmed cases of COVID-19 during the current pandemic, and over 578,000 recorded deaths.
Early results from a study of a new potential coronavirus vaccine revealed that all participants given the vaccine produced antibodies that could prevent COVID-19.
Dr. Anthony Fauci's remarks came amid a coordinated campaign by the White House to undercut his credibility.
"Getting in a contest with Dr. Fauci about whether he was right or wrong doesn't move the ball forward," Senator Lindsey Graham said.
The letter's signatories called for the Trump administration to resume regular briefings with Fauci and "to cease all efforts to undermine his credibility and integrity."
The NIAID director discussed ways to manage COVID-19 outbreak resurgences and pinpointed major public health issues during a conversation with the dean of Stanford University's School of Medicine.
The cartoon depicted Fauci as "Dr. Faucet" and suggested that he be "shut off."
The leading infectious disease expert has reportedly not talked with the president since the start of last month.
The discussion will cover COVID-19's resurgence, highlights the path to overcoming the pandemic and answers pre-submitted queries.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top adviser on the White House's coronavirus task force, told the Financial Times that he has not seen Trump in person since early June, and that he has not briefed the president in "at least two months."