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Fauci Says He'll Retire Before Biden's Term Is Up

He says he'd be 105 if he waited until COVID was gone

(Newser) - Dr. Anthony Fauci has served under seven presidents—and he's decided President Biden will be the last. Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allegy and Infectious Diseases, tells CNN that he hasn't set a retirement date yet, but he will "very likely" step down before the...

Fauci Has COVID
Fauci Is Now
'Rebound' COVID

Fauci Is Now Experiencing 'Rebound' COVID

81-year-old took Paxlovid

(Newser) - Update: Count Anthony Fauci among the victims of so-called "rebound" COVID. The 81-year-old doctor initially experienced "minimal" symptoms when he was infected with the coronavirus, but when they started getting worse, he was prescribed Paxlovid due to his age, the Hill reports. After the five-day course of the...

Conway Spills on George, Kushner, Trump in New Book

'America will survive. George and I may not,' ex-WH counsel writes in 'Here's the Deal,' out Tuesday

(Newser) - Kellyanne Conway has a new book coming out this week, and one of the people she goes after most is the one she lives with. "I had two men in my life," Conway writes in Here's the Deal, due out from Simon and Schuster on Tuesday, per...

Fauci: If Trump Wins Again, Count Me Out

Scientific adviser says he would not continue in his role

(Newser) - Anthony Fauci clashed repeatedly with then-President Trump over COVID policies, and the scientific adviser says he would not do it again. "No," Fauci answered when asked on CNN over the weekend about whether he would serve in a second Trump administration, per the Hill . When CNN's Jim...

Pandemic Is in Transition: Fauci
Fauci Puts
Fine Point
on Pandemic

Fauci Puts Fine Point on Pandemic

US is in transition, expert clarifies

(Newser) - Dr. Anthony Fauci worried that his assessment of the state of the coronavirus pandemic given Tuesday was being misinterpreted as meaning it's all over, so he went at the subject again Wednesday. "We don't have 900,000 new infections a day and tens and tens and tens...

Fauci Pulls Out of WH Correspondents' Dinner

He says it's 'because of my individual assessment of my personal risk'

(Newser) - Weeks after a glitzy Washington, DC, dinner turned into a superspreader event , Dr. Anthony Fauci has decided he doesn't want to take his chances at another one. President Biden's top COVID adviser will not be at the White House Correspondents' Association dinner Saturday when the event returns for...

US COVID Cases Fall, but Not in Half the States

Fauci warns fall could bring an upswing

(Newser) - As COVID-19 restrictions are relaxed around the country, the data on new infections are mixed. The number of daily new infections decreased 5% overall in the US over the past two weeks, Axios reports, to about 28,700 from an average of 30,000 or so. The number of deaths...

Fauci Is Optimistic About Way Out of the Pandemic

He says US is exiting 'full-blown' phase

(Newser) - Almost exactly two years after he warned that the coronavirus "almost certainly is going to be a pandemic," Dr. Anthony Fauci says the US is on the way out of the "full-blown pandemic phase" of the crisis. The top White House medical adviser tells the Financial Times...

Senator Hurls Warning at Fauci on Possible GOP Midterm Win

Senator says if Republicans take back Senate, he hopes to lead investigation into NIAID director

(Newser) - Longtime tensions over the coronavirus between Rand Paul and chief White House medical adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci are quite well-documented , but the Republican senator from Kentucky just took things up a notch, with a threat on what might happen if the GOP flips the Senate in the midterms later this...

New Kid Rock Song Slams Fauci, Embraces 'Big Don'

'We the People' also features the 'Let's Go Brandon' chant

(Newser) - Kid Rock rattles off a long list of grievances in a newly released song—vaccines, President Biden, Anthony Fauci, lockdowns, Facebook, the media, Twitter, TMZ, and Black Lives Matter among them in "We the People." (Note: There are lots of expletives in that video.) One sample line:...

Lara Logan's Talent Agency Drops Her

Fallout continues from her comment comparing Dr. Fauci to the Nazi 'Angel of Death'

(Newser) - Lara Logan has been dropped by her agent after her November comments on Fox News comparing Dr. Anthony Fauci to Josef Mengele , the "Angel of Death" who experimented on Jewish children in Nazi concentration camps. Fauci had said he was "astounded" that the network failed to take disciplinary...

Trump Mocks Biden in Speech at Arizona Rally

Former president, who is vaccinated, criticized Biden's vaccination campaign

(Newser) - Leaving office hasn’t changed Donald Trump’s rhetorical style at all. The former president, who—to his supporters’ apparent chagrin —is vaccinated. But before losing the 2020 election to President Joe Biden, he showed little to no support for mask and vaccine mandates. Biden ran on a promise...

Oz Challenges 'Petty Tyrant' Fauci to Debate
Dr. Oz Targets Dr. Fauci

Dr. Oz Targets Dr. Fauci

He challenges 'petty tyrant' to debate

(Newser) - Dr. Mehmet Oz wants to debate Dr. Anthony Fauci. Oz, who is running for a Senate seat in Pennsylvania, challenged the top White House medical adviser to a debate in a campaign ad released in a tweet Thursday, the Hill reports. "It's past time Fauci faces the fact...

Hot Mic Catches Fauci Calling Senator a 'Moron'

'Most people are going to get COVID,' acting FDA commissioner warns at Senate hearing

(Newser) - Hours after clashing with Sen. Rand Paul during a Senate health committee hearing on the pandemic, Dr. Anthony Fauci was overheard calling another Republican senator a "moron." The remark was picked up on a hot mic after Sen. Roger Marshall of Kansas told the top White House medical...

Fauci Unloads on Rand Paul at Hearing
Fauci Unloads on
Rand Paul at Hearing

Fauci Unloads on Rand Paul at Hearing

After fiery back-and-forth, he accuses senator of trying to profit from the pandemic

(Newser) - There's no love lost between Dr. Anthony Fauci and Sen. Rand Paul, and that became abundantly clear as Fauci testified Tuesday before a Senate panel on the COVID crisis. During the Senate health committee hearing, Paul accused Fauci of mishandling the US epidemic in general and working to "...

Feds: His GPS Was Set for WH, With Big Names on 'Hit List'

Calif.'s Kuachua Brillion Xion, 25, told officials he was headed to DC to 'kill persons in power'

(Newser) - Three days into his road trip from California to Washington, DC, a 25-year-old man was pulled over for driving aggressively by police in the Midwest, but it turned out to be not a typical traffic stop. NBC News reports Kuachua Brillion Xiong was pulled over Dec. 21 in Iowa's...

Indicators Agree: Omicron Is Milder, Fauci Says

Infections are rising much faster than hospitalizations in the US

(Newser) - Early data from the US and abroad make two things clear about the omicron variant of the coronavirus. "We know now, incontrovertibly, that this is a highly, highly transmissible virus," Dr. Anthony Fauci said Wednesday. And "all indications point to a lesser severity of omicron versus delta....

Fauci: Time to Consider Flight Vaccine Mandate

He says feds should 'seriously consider' vaccine rule for domestic flights

(Newser) - With COVID cases surging, Dr. Anthony Fauci says the federal government should seriously consider a vaccine mandate for domestic flights. The top White House medical adviser said Monday that it would be "reasonable" to consider the mandate, Bloomberg reports. "When you make vaccination a requirement, that’s another...

Only 3 Federal Officials Viewed Favorably by Most in US

John Roberts, the Fed's Jerome Powell, and Anthony Fauci

(Newser) - Gallup put the names of 11 federal officials in front of Americans in a new survey, and only three registered positive ratings from the majority of respondents. The clear No. 1 was Supreme Court Justice John Roberts (60%), followed by Fed chief Jerome Powell (53%) and Dr. Anthony Fauci...

Fauci Calls for Fox Host's Firing
Fauci Calls for
Fox Host's Firing

Fauci Calls for Fox Host's Firing

Jesse Watters called for a metaphorical 'kill shot' against the infectious disease expert

(Newser) - Anthony Fauci says Fox News host Jesse Watters should be fired immediately for violent rhetoric, though he doesn't have much hope that he will be. Fauci made the comment to CNN on Tuesday, a day after Watters appeared at Turning Point USA's AmericaFest conference, where he pushed the...

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