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Politics Trump No Longer 'Shedding' Infectious Virus, Fauci, NIH Official Conclude Ahead of Town Hall

09:15  15 october  2020
09:15  15 october  2020 Source:   newsweek.com

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The competing town halls come on the night of the second scheduled presidential debate that was cancelled after Trump refused to go along with the NBC said Trump had been cleared for the debate by Dr. Anthony Fauci . Earlier this week Fauci had loudly complained about a new Trump campaign

The town hall with NBC News is less than three weeks before the election in which Republican Trump is FILE PHOTO: Anthony Fauci , director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Fauci said that he and his colleague Clifford Lane at the National Institutes of Health ( NIH ) concluded this

Two officials at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) independently reviewed President Donald Trump's medical data and corroborated what his physician has been saying: The president is no longer at risk of spreading the coronavirus.

Donald Trump wearing a suit and tie: President Donald Trump holds a Make America Great Again rally as he campaigns at Orlando Sanford International Airport in Sanford, Florida, on Monday. On Wednesday, two National Institute of Health officials confirmed that they reviewed Trump's medical data and determined he was no longer shedding infectious virus. © SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty President Donald Trump holds a Make America Great Again rally as he campaigns at Orlando Sanford International Airport in Sanford, Florida, on Monday. On Wednesday, two National Institute of Health officials confirmed that they reviewed Trump's medical data and determined he was no longer shedding infectious virus.

Dr. Clifford Lane, clinical director of the NIH, told NBC's the Today show that he and Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, reviewed Trump's medical data and found with "a high degree of confidence" that the president was not "shedding infectious virus." The conclusion falls in line with what Trump's personal physician, Dr. Sean Conley, has said since last Saturday.

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President Donald Trump is no longer capable of actively spreading COVID-19 and can attend an upcoming town hall with NBC News on Thursday without putting others at risk, top US public health official Anthony Fauci said in an interview with CBS Evening News.

Dr Anthony Fauci , the US’s top infectious disease expert, has criticised Donald Trump ’s The clip came from an interview Fauci gave to Fox News, in which he was describing the work that he and other members of the White House coronavirus task force undertook to respond to the virus , not Trump .

Just over a week after Trump tested positive, Conley informed press secretary Kayleigh McEnany, who tested positive on October 5, that the president was "no longer considered a transmission risk to others." However, Conley didn't specifically say the president had tested negative, raising skepticism among some that Trump wasn't taking proper precautions.

In a subsequent memo on Monday, Conley confirmed that Trump had consecutive days of negative test results. That, in conjunction with clinical and laboratory data and an ongoing assessment of viral culture data, indicated to Conley that the president had a lack of "detectable viral replication."

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Fauci has long said that only the virus can decide when normal life -- things such as NFL games Trump 's use of the world "acceptable" in relation to Fauci 's comments is instructive about how he The history of his three years in power shows that officials who do not provide the justification and

US President Donald Trump has said a sobering warning by his top infectious diseases expert about lifting pandemic restrictions too soon was unacceptable. He accused Dr Anthony Fauci of wanting "to play all sides of the equation" in his testimony to lawmakers on Tuesday.

"This comprehensive data, in concert with the [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's] guidelines for removal of transmission-based precautions, have informed our medical team's assessment that the president is not infectious to others," the doctor wrote.

Conley was in charge of briefing the press on Trump's condition following his diagnosis and gave daily press briefings from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, where the president was being treated. But he evaded questions and withheld information. He also said that releasing certain information might alter the president's course of illness, which hurt the physician's credibility and the White House's commitment to transparency.

The NIH officials are the first to independently confirm that Trump is no longer a risk to others, and with one of them being Fauci, who's highly regarded and seen as a person not beholden to the president, this may help alleviate concerns.

Trump and Biden will hold head-to-head town halls on Thursday

  Trump and Biden will hold head-to-head town halls on Thursday President Donald Trump and Joe Biden will go head-to-head on Thursday night - but in separate town hall meetings with undecided voters instead of at a presidential debate. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); Trump will participate in a town hall with NBC News in Miami at 8 pm ET - the same time Biden takes part in an ABC News town hall in Philadelphia.

The town halls replace the second presidential debate, which Trump said he would not participate NBC News said it had independent confirmation - including from Dr. Anthony Fauci 13, and have concluded 'with a high degree of confidence' that the president is 'not shedding infectious virus .'

Anthony Fauci , director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, speaks during a Health officials have struggled to convey the seriousness of Covid-19 to many Americans. First lady Melania Trump also tested positive for the virus ; White House doctors described her case as

Newsweek reached out to the White House and Lane for comment but did not hear back in time for publication.

The timeline is also in line with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's guidelines. After testing positive for the virus, a person can resume interactions with other people 10 days after symptoms first appear, 24 hours with no fever and improvement of other symptoms. The 10-day mark is because data shows that people with moderate to mild COVID-19 are not infectious after 10 days, according to the CDC. Sunday was the 10-day mark since Trump tested positive, although it's unclear on what day he began experiencing symptoms.

Still, precautions will be taken at Thursday's NBC Town Hall. Instead of the regularly scheduled debate, which Trump refused to participate in because it was to be virtual, the president will participate in a live town hall moderated by Today's Savannah Guthrie. Taking place in Miami, it will be outside, and the two parties will be placed at least 12 feet apart. The audience must wear face masks.

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The facts behind Trump's attacks on Fauci .
As the coronavirus pandemic worsens in the U.S., President Trump continues to attack the man who for months was the administration’s go-to authority on the disease, Dr. Anthony Fauci. Dismissing Fauci’s warnings of more cases and deaths ahead unless the country takes dramatic action, Trump insists the U.S. is “rounding the turn” on COVID-19. In an interview on “Fox and Friends” Tuesday morning, Trump claimed, falsely, that Fauci is a Democrat. He’s a “nice guy,” Trump said, “but he’s been wrong” on issues related to the pandemic, such as the importance of wearing masks.

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