Chief immunologist Dr Anthony Fauci has returned to the White House under the new administration - and admitted it feels better than the old days
Within hours of his presidency, Joe Biden outlined a plan to make combating COVID-19 his priority - with Dr Fauci at its helm.
But Dr Fauci laughed:"You say they were jokes - they weren't. I was serious!"He went on:"It's very clear that there were things that were said - be it regarding hydroxychloroquine and other things like that - that was uncomfortable because they were not based on scientific fact.
"I take no pleasure at all of being in a situation of contradicting the president. It was really something you didn't feel you could actually say something and there wouldn't be repercussions.Image:Dr Fauci has built up a cult following among some Americans -with 'Fauci' merchandise widely available
"The idea that you can get up here and talk about what you know, what the evidence, what the science is, and know that's it, let the science speak...it is somewhat of a liberating feeling."President Biden has outlined a series of executive actions to combat the disease as the US braces for its death toll to reach 500,000 lives lost. headtopics.com
One of his new rules, is the requirement to wear a mask and social distance in all federal buildings, on federal lands and by federal employees and contractors. Read more: Sky News »
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