US Testing Officer: ‘Dr. Fauci is not absolutely right ‘

US chief coronavirus testing official, Admiral Brett Giroir, said Sunday that an infectious disease expert Anthony FauciAnthony FauciSunday shows – Spotlight switches to reopening of schools US Proof Officer: Fauci is not 100 percent right ‘Trump fails when audience drops and ratings plummet MORE “It is not 100 percent correct” because it looks at the coronavirus pandemic from “a very limited public health point of view.”

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“I have a lot of respect for Dr. Fauci, but Dr. Fauci is not absolutely right, nor does he necessarily have to admit all of the national interest,” said Giroir. “It looks at it from a very limited public health point of view.”

Giroir defended the White House task force, saying it has a “full, open and honest discussion” and meets three to four times a week. He said he feels “absolutely free to say something” to Vice President Pence, who heads the task force.

“Believe me, if there is a public health opinion that needs to be said, it must be that,” he said.

“So no one feels like something is being held back.” “We all take this as a serious crisis. It has to be science that drives politics. And that’s the way it is. “

Giroir told Todd that he “doesn’t think we should shut down,” “at least in most places in the country,” but requested that residents of the United States “avoid bars” and “wear a mask in public.”

Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, has been warning the US in recent weeks as coronavirus cases continue to rise in certain areas of the country. Last week, the public health expert called to the states experiencing waves to pause their reopening processes.

President TrumpDonald John TrumpDavis: The Supreme Court decision is bad news for Trump, good news for Vance Meadows trying to root out suspected White House leakers by providing them information: Axios Pressley beats DeVos for reopening of schools : ‘I would not trust you to worry about a house plant, much less my son’ MORE He also broke with Fauci last week, saying the United States is in a “good place” with the pandemic, while Fauci has said that the state of the coronavirus crisis in the United States “really is not good.”

Fauci also questioned the president’s claim that 99 percent of COVID-19 cases are “harmless”, saying “obviously not” is true.