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Straight-talking Fauci explains outbreak to a worried nation

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By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR and LAURAN NEERGAARD

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Shut that bonehead up in the Oval Office and just put this guy, Dr. Fauci, out there in public to address this serious issue and what needs to be done about it.

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Can't be that much of a bonehead if he put Fauci up front and center. Seems like a sensible move.

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In front of the TV cameras, in front of a meeting room filled with Trump loyalists (plus medical experts) Dr Fauci quickly corrected and contradicted Trump. He earned my respct just for that.

Now more than ever the public needs honesty, not more Trump/Pence flummery. We need a person whose scientific knowledge can be trusted. Take Trump's tweet-er away, send him to one of his resorts; keep Pence away from the media.

Let Dr Fauci be the man facing the public.

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Can't be that much of a bonehead if he put Fauci up front and center. Seems like a sensible move.

Yeah! Putting the government expert on epidemics front and center requires genius beyond the level of normal humans. Of course, this describes Donny to a T; just ask him and he’ll tell you. Hell, you don’t even have to ask mad he’ll tell you.

Conservatives have selective memories when it comes to Donny. Praise him for putting Fauci front and center, but conveniently forget that Donny directly contradicted the experts and gutted the CDC and removed the epidemiological expert from the NSC. Smh.

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Shut that bonehead up in the Oval Office and just put this guy, Dr. Fauci, out there in public to address this serious issue and what needs to be done about it.

No, he can say what he wants, it’s still a free country. I want the msm to shut up, but they do have the right to speak out, just do what I do, I just let Trump talk it goes in one ear and out the other when it comes to this, Dr. Fauci comes on, I turn up the volume. Easy and no stress, very simple and easy to do. Trump gets to say his mind and I got the satisfaction of listening and getting info from one of the most respected immunologists in the country.

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Trump: The virus is contained...

Fauci: No it isn't...it's a pandemic...

Trump: Go to work even if you have the virus...

Fauci: No, stay at home or in quarantine...

Trump: You can get tested anywhere...

Fauci: No, our testing has been a failure...

It's like watching a world-class medical expert debate someone "with the understanding of a fifth-grader"...

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Trump: The virus is contained...

Fauci: No it isn't...it's a pandemic...

Trump: Go to work even if you have the virus...

Fauci: No, stay at home or in quarantine...

Trump: You can get tested anywhere...

Fauci: No, our testing has been a failure...

It's like watching a world-class medical expert debate someone "with the understanding of a fifth-grader"...

Just like with SARS, I just followed the recommendations of the med staff....to a point.

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Trump has a tendency to oversell

Gotta remember: Trump was a real estate agent for 6 decades - they oversell to get ya to buy into their properties

Dr. Fauci is a straight-talker, not a politician

Trump: the current number of deaths from COVID-19 to those stemming from the seasonal flu outbreak

Dr. Fauci: COVID-19 is is considerably more dangerous than run-of-the-mill flu. "The flu has a mortality rate of 0.1 percent. This has a mortality rate of 10 times that. That's the reason I want to emphasize we have to stay ahead of the game in preventing this."

Trump: “Anyone who wants a test can get one”

Dr. Fauci: Almost in matter-of-fact fashion Fauci acknowledged to Congress in recent days that the government system wasn't designed for mass testing of potential infections. “It is a failing, let’s admit it,” he told lawmakers.

Trump: “Now they have it, they have studied it, they know very much, in fact, we’re very close to a vaccine,”

Dr. Fauci: estimates that it would be at least a year or a year and a half before a vaccine would be available to the general public. Several potential vaccine solutions for coronavirus are in early development in China, but Daniel O’Day, CEO of Gilead Sciences, told Trump that those are only now entering clinical trials. It’s likely that a vaccine will eventually be developed and available to the general public, but it’s not going to save us from this current outbreak.

Dr. Fauci: And the fact is what I like to see is when people look at what we're doing and say, ‘you're overreacting.’ For me, the dynamics and the history of outbreaks is you are never where you think you are with the -- if you think you're in-line with the outbreak, you're already three weeks behind. So you've got to be almost overreacting a bit to keep up with it.

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Can't be that much of a bonehead if he put Fauci up front and center. Seems like a sensible move.

Yeah! Putting the government expert on epidemics front and center requires genius beyond the level of normal humans. Of course, this describes Donny to a T

Admit it, Chip Star. If Trump himself came up with a vaccine for the virus and came up with a way to innoculate everyone on the planet with it within a few months, you'd complain he took too long.

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Yeah! Putting the government expert on epidemics front and center requires genius beyond the level of normal humans. Of course, this describes Donny to a T

Admit it, Chip Star. If Trump himself came up with a vaccine for the virus and came up with a way to innoculate everyone on the planet with it within a few months, you'd complain he took too long.

You're behind the power curve - Trump, the Stable Genius, already admitted to coming up with a vaccine and to inoculate everyone, except Hillary and Nancy. He also said it would cure the common cold. He's selling it on INFOWARs...

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