Politics Trust in Fauci, federal health agencies strong: poll
Dr. Fauci goes off on "lying" Rand Paul: "You don’t know what you’re talking about!”
“I want to say that officially,” Fauci said to Paul during a heated exchange on Tuesday Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, testifies at a Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee hearing at the Dirksen Senate Office Building on July 20, 2021 in Washington, DC. The committee will hear testimony about the Biden administration's ongoing plans to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic and Delta variant.
Public trust in Dr. Anthony Fauci and the nation's federal health officials is high more than a year into the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new poll.
Areleased this week by the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania found 76 percent of respondents said they were "somewhat or very confident" in the veracity of information about the coronavirus coming from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and its leaders.
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At the same time, 68 percent said they believed Fauci, a member of former President Trump's Coronavirus Task Force and a top adviser to President Biden on the pandemic, has provided trustworthy advice.
A total of 77 percent also expressed confidence in the information being put forth by the Food and Drug Administration about vaccines and vaccine science.
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The poll,, found the highest level of confidence among respondents in personal primary care doctors, with 83 percent saying they trust them most to help them navigate the pandemic.
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Fauci, the nation's leading infectious disease doctor, has been the subject of attacks from Republicans on Capitol Hill and in conservative media since the pandemic again over lockdown measures, mask mandates and the virus's origins.
On Tuesday, he offered a scathingto a line of questioning during a hearing from Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), who was raising concerns about the National Institutes of Health playing a role in funding controversial research in Wuhan, China.
"Senator Paul, you do not know what you are talking about, and I want to say that officially," Fauci said.
The poll was conducted from June 2 to 22 among 1,719 adults and has a margin of error of 3.2 percentage points.
Fauci praises GOP encouraging vaccines: 'A very good thing' .
Anthony Fauci said Republicans who are now encouraging Americans to get vaccinated are doing "a very good thing" to help stop the spread of COVID-19 as well as misinformation about vaccines.In an interview with The Hill, Fauci said he was glad to hear some top GOP leaders be more outspoken in recent days about the importance of receiving a life-saving vaccine.The top immunologist was especially pleased by House Minority Whip Steve Scalise'sIn an interview with The Hill, Fauci said he was glad to hear some top GOP leaders be more outspoken in recent days about the importance of receiving a life-saving vaccine.