Truth-teller may be fired from coronavirus task force

The director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases may be on his way out of President Donald Trump’s Covid-19 task force as he backed the New York Times’ claim that the president delayed ordering social distancing in the face of expert advice from multiple sources. Dr. Anthony Fauci admitted that social distancing could have saved lives. Trump called the Times report fake and retweeted a message, “Time to #FireFaci.” (Courthouse News Service, April 13, 2020, by Jack Rodgers)

Under fire by Trump supporters, Fauci tempered his statement by saying he used a “poor choice of words.” Trump said he would never fire Fauci and then defended the decisions he made in the early days of the pandemic. (USA TODAY, April 13, 2020, by David Jackson)

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