Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, has been described by The New York Times as “perhaps the most respected voice in the nation during the coronavirus crisis.” However, the 79-year-old man has come under fire for frequently changing his recommendations and projections as public health experts learn more about the strain that causes COVID-19. Some media outlets have tried to pit Fauci against the President, and at times reduced their experience to politicized guesswork.
Still, Fauci has been a key adviser to the Trump administration since early January, and as a member of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, he significantly influenced the president’s response, public opinion and mitigation policies at the national level. , state and local. The NY Times wrote in March:
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