Fauci, other health officials testify at coronavirus hearing

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The House Energy and Commerce Committee will hold a hearing Tuesday with Dr. Anthony Fauci and other key health officials from the Trump administration on the United States’ response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, joins Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Robert Redfield, Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration Stephen Hahn and Brett Giroir, Under Secretary of Health and Services Humans, before the House committee.

The hearing comes as public health experts criticize the Trump administration’s response to the virus.

The coronavirus, which has sickened more than 2.4 million Americans through Tuesday, is spreading rapidly in the United States. USA As of Monday, the seven-day average of new Covid-19 cases in the US USA It increased more than 30% compared to a week earlier, according to A CNBC analysis of data from Johns Hopkins University. Cases are growing by 5% or more in 26 US states. USA, including Arizona, Texas, Florida and Oklahoma. Coronavirus hospitalizations are also on the rise.

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