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Fauci news: Doctor calls Roger Marshall ‘moron’ on hot mic over financial disclosure question

Fauci heard Roger Marshall calling him a “moron” after a heated exchange

Dr. Anthony Fauci defended remarks he made Tuesday after a Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions hearing.

The director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases was heard calling Marshall a “moron” when the senator questioned whether he should have a publicly available financial statement form.

Dr. Fauci told MSNBC on Wednesday that he was shocked to learn that “the current US senator does not realize that my financial statement is public.”

Dr. Rochelle Walinsky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Dr. Janet Woodcock, acting commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, also appeared before lawmakers to answer questions about the US response to the new variants of Covid-19.

The hearing comes as health policymakers say they believe the administration needs an urgent reset in the way it deals with the new realities of the pandemic, even though Dr Fauci noted that the US was on the “threshold” of Covid-19. 19 endemic epidemics.

Dr. Fauci is the target of a video posted by Project Veritas on Monday night that purports to have been involved in coronavirus-related research projects by the Wuhan Institute of Virology that the Department of Defense deemed risky.

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Fauci defends hot mic comments

Dr. Anthony Fauci defended U.S. Senator Roger Marshall’s description of a “moron” during a Senate committee hearing on health, education, work and pensions on Tuesday.

The chief US medical advisor told MSNBC News he was shocked to learn that “the current US senator does not realize that my financial statement is publicly known,” after he was asked to release his financial statements by Mr. Marshall.

as Namita Singh He wrote, that he asked the infectious disease expert: “Would you be willing to file a financial statement to Congress and the public that includes your past and current investments?”

“I don’t know why you’re asking me that question,” said Dr. Fauci, confused. “My financial disclosure is public knowledge and it’s been 35 years (sic)…it’s totally available to you if you want to.”

Gino SpociaJan 12 2022 10:41

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Study finds Omicron causes less serious illness, shorter hospital stays

A new study of 70,000 patients in California finds that the Omicron type of coronavirus disease causes less serious illness and shortens hospital stays.

“It’s really a viral agent that explains its lower severity,” said study author Joseph Lenard, an epidemiologist at the University of California, Berkeley. New York times.

The study, which has not yet been published in a scientific journal, was conducted by analyzing electronic health care records held by Kaiser Permanente in Southern California, which serves 4.7 million people.

69,279 asymptomatic patients who tested positive for coronavirus between November 30 and January 1 were analyzed for the study.

While three-quarters of the samples contained the Omicron variant, the rest were deltas.

The study found that Omicron was half as likely to send patients to hospitals compared to Delta and the other variables.

The alternative also reduced the length of hospital stay by 70 percent compared to the delta variant by reducing the number of days in hospital by more than three days.

The study also found that people who were vaccinated were 64% to 73% less likely to be hospitalized than those who were not vaccinated.

My colleague Nathan Bliss reports on how Omicron cases are affecting hospitals in early-hit cities across the United States.

Sravasti DasguptaJan 12 2022 07:00

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Rapid tests are not included in the overall US count, says CDC director

On Tuesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said rapid tests were not included in the total number of coronavirus cases in the United States.

Speaking at a Senate hearing on the Biden administration’s preparedness and response to the new Covid-19 variants, CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walinsky said, “We used PCR testing — not rapid testing — lab tests, molecular tests, to really capture our case count.” And get a good view of where we are in terms of epidemiology, and anticipate what was coming to hospitals.”

Dr Walinsky added that tests remain important for infected people to isolate themselves immediately, especially if they are asymptomatic.

“I think it’s less about the absolute number of cases to understand whether you have an asymptomatic infection, or a runny nose, and your rapid test positive than it is about being able to do the right thing and not carrying it forward.”

“Self-exams are really an important and valuable tool for people to empower themselves, their health, not to expose themselves to other people, and to get some information about their health,” she added.

A rapid COVID-19 test was conducted, Wednesday, November 18, 2020, in Salt Lake City.

(Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)

Sravasti DasguptaJan 12 2022 06:43

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Dr. Fauci says Omicron will find nearly everyone

The chief US infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, said “almost everyone” will eventually contract the Omicron variant of Covid, and that those who are vaccinated will be better off fighting the disease.

Speaking to J. Stephen Morrison, Senior Vice President of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Dr. Fauci said, “Omicron, with an extraordinary and unprecedented degree of proficiency in portability, will eventually find nearly everyone.”

“Those who have been vaccinated… will experience boosters. Some, perhaps many, will become infected, but it is very likely, with some exceptions, that they will do reasonably well in terms of non-hospitalization and death.”

In turn, those who are not vaccinated “will suffer the brunt of the dangerous side of this,” he said.

Dr Fauci said the country “may be on the threshold” of a new phase of the pandemic where there is “sufficient protection in the community and medicines to easily treat severe Covid-19”.

Dr. Fauci’s comments came after a Senate hearing earlier Tuesday about the Biden administration’s response to the new variants of Covid-19.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, White House chief medical advisor and director of the NIAID, testifies at a Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee hearing on Capitol Hill on January 11, 2022 in Washington, DC.

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Sravasti DasguptaJan 12 2022 05:32

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United Airlines CEO says vaccine mandate has ended weekly employee deaths

The CEO of United Airlines told his employees in an open letter that the company’s vaccine mandate had ended the “weekly” deaths that previously plagued the organization.

There are still 3,000 United staff members infected with the virus, but Scott Kirby told his staff that “zero of our vaccinated staff are currently in hospital.”

“Before our vaccine order, unfortunately, on average more than one employee in the United States *per week* was dying from Covid,” Kirby wrote.

Oliver O’ConnellJanuary 12 2022 04:45

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Fauci shows his teeth

“Why didn’t he do it sooner?” asks Andrew Buncombe.

Oliver O’ConnellJan 12 2022 03:45

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Exchange Test on Fauci . Financial Disclosure Forms

NIAID Director Dr. Anthony Fauci was heard taunting the Republican senator at Tuesday’s hearing of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions after the senator in question quarreled with Mr. Fauci over whether his financial disclosure was publicly available.

Oliver O’ConnellJan 12 2022 02:45

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The urgent need for a super vaccine to combat the new variants

Dr. Anthony Fauci warned at a Senate committee hearing that the United States faces an “urgent need” for a so-called super vaccine that will be more effective in preventing new variants of Covid-19 and other coronaviruses.

John Bowden and Megan Sheets report.

Oliver O’ConnellJan 12 2022 01:45

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Experts warn people that they are ‘playing with dynamite’ by deliberately getting Covid

Doctors across the US have said there is a dangerous trend of people deliberately trying to get Omicron to “beat it”.

Oliver O’ConnellJanuary 12 2022 00:45

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Fauci: “You distort everything about me”

Dr. Fauci attacked Senator Rand Paul for using the pandemic for political gain in his personal attacks against him during today’s hearing.

Megan Sheets and John Bowden report.

Oliver O’ConnellJanuary 12 2022 00:01

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