A Conversation With Dr. Anthony Fauci

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Today, we speak with Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, the nation’s leading expert on infectious diseases, about his experience in the trenches of the government’s response to the coronavirus crisis.

ImageDr. Anthony S. Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, is a scientist and longtime civil servant who has served presidents of both parties.
Credit…Erin Schaff/The New York Times

Background reading:

  • Dr. Fauci has been clear about the need to practice social distancing to contain the spread of the virus, but that stance has made him the target of online conspiracy theorists.

  • This week, scientists with the coronavirus task force used models to deliver an update on the expected spread of the disease, projecting the coronavirus could kill up to 240,000 Americans. They pledged to do everything possible to reduce that number.

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