Democratic presidential frontrunner Joe Biden on Monday said Dr. Anthony Fauci should be the only White House official the public should hear from during the coronavirus pandemic, an apparent slight to other White House coronavirus task force members, including Dr. Deborah Birx.
Fauci is an American physician and immunologist who has served as the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases since 1984. Birx specializes in HIV/AIDS immunology, vaccine research, and global health.
Biden was responding to a question on whether the 2020 Democratic National Convention should be held in Milwaukee in August.
“The answer is I, honest to god, don’t know,” he told host Charles Benson during an appearance on NBC News affiliate TMJ4.
“It depends on what the science tells us. If we open up too quickly now, that will unlikely occur, but if we do this in a slow-motion way that is consistent with the scientists — listen, look — we’d all be better off if, for the next month and a half, the only person we heard from the White House was Dr. Fauci. We’d all be better off. I’m serious. I mean, to the scientist. That’s where we have to go. Listen to the science. It’s a false choice to say we’re either going to have an economy or we’re going to be healthy.”
Biden said President Donald Trump shouldn’t be hosting long press conferences daily.
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