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Politics Fauci says US just deserves B or C grade on COVID-19

16:40  28 november  2021
16:40  28 november  2021 Source:   thehill.com

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White House medical adviser Anthony Fauci said he would certainly not give the United States an "A" for its public health response to the pandemic, saying it would only deserve a B or even a C grade.

Fauci says US just deserves B or C grade on COVID-19 © Julia Nikhinson Fauci says US just deserves B or C grade on COVID-19

The government's foremost expert on infectious diseases did say, however, that the nation's scientific response, which led to life-saving vaccines by the end of 2020, deserved an A+.

"I grade scientific, A+. I grade public health. C, B+, B-, C somewhere between B and C. It certainly is not A," Fauci said in response to a question from CBS "Face the Nation" host Margaret Brennan during an in-depth interview.

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The interview took place as the United States and the globe at large are increasingly worried about a new variant of the coronavirus. The variant has led to new travel bans, and triggered a stock selloff on Friday.

Fauci acknowledged that there were more actions that government agencies like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) need to do to help in addressing the COVID-19 pandemic. Brennan noted that the CDC does not appear to be tracking breakthrough cases.

"We need to do a lot of things and the things that we certainly need to do, and we've been discussing this as recently as yesterday, that we really need to find out when you do boost an individual, how long does that immunity last, both from a laboratory standpoint and from a protection standpoint?" Fauci said.

"So the one thing we want to make sure, now that we're getting full blown into the booster phase, we've got to make sure we know what that means from a clinical standpoint," he added.

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