Dr. Anthony Fauci has received a security detail, following threats to his safety, according to The Washington Post.
"It will be difficult, no one is denying that we are going through a really difficult time right now," Fauci, the infectious disease expert on the coronavirus task force said the Wednesday at the daily press briefing.
Fauci's profile has risen greatly since he has been making media appearances to address strategies related to the coronavirus pandemic. This exposure has reportedly made the health expert a target for both fandom and criticism.
When President Donald Trump forecast the death toll from coronavirus could reach 240,000, Fauci stood by his side.
Fauci, however, would not confirm if he has received a security detail, but Trump chimed in to comment on the matter.
"He doesn't need security. Everybody loves him," Trump said. "Besides that, they'd be in big trouble if they ever attacked him."
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