White House Seeks To Discredit Dr. Fauci Instead Of Addressing The Crisis
July 13, 2020
Trump continues to put his ego over the advice of public health experts. The White House is trying to discredit Dr. Fauci because his advice highlights Trump’s failed response to the coronavirus. Meanwhile, cases continue to surge to new records, the death toll is increasing, and we’re still experiencing supply shortages and testing delays making it harder to contain the virus.
The White House is seeking to discredit Dr. Fauci and pitching opposition research against him for warning about coronavirus risks.
NBC News: “The White House is seeking to discredit Dr. Anthony Fauci, the country’s leading infectious disease expert, as President Donald Trump works to marginalize him and his dire warnings about the shortcomings of the U.S. coronavirus response. … It was a move more characteristic of a political campaign furtively disseminating opposition research about an opponent than of a White House struggling to contain a pandemic that has killed more than 135,000 people, according to an NBC News tally.”
Trump retweeted a post claiming that the CDC and doctors were “lying” about COVID-19 to “[keep] the economy from coming back.”
Health care workers are once again experiencing shortages in essential PPE and states are still experiencing testing delays.
Axios: “Health care workers faced severe shortages of face masks, gowns and other protective equipment at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, and they’re afraid it’s happening again now.”
Yahoo News: “Internal document reveals shortfall in coronavirus supplies — including body bags — in U.S. stockpile”
Washington Post: “Long delays in getting test results hobble coronavirus response”
Coronavirus cases continue to skyrocket to new records as the death toll increases and hospitals become overwhelmed.
New York Times: “New infections in the U.S. climb to more than 68,000, a seventh record in 11 days.”
Washington Post: “Coronavirus death toll in U.S. increases as hospitals in hot-spot states are overwhelmed”
Politico: “Florida reports 15,000 new coronavirus cases, smashing national record”