Fauci to testify before coronavirus subcommittee in Congress
WASHINGTON (US) – A few weeks after President Donald Trump’s administration first refused to let Dr. Anthony Fauci address the panel, the top US infectious disease expert will testify before a coronavirus subcommittee in Congress.
The United States on Wednesday witnessed 150,000 death cases from the disease, which is more than any other country.
Democrats said the Trump administration initially did not allow Fauci from testifying to the panel adding that he was not available for the entire month of July.
Fauci has managed to become the most familiar face of the task force dealing with coronavirus.
US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Robert Redfield and Admiral Brett Giroir, assistant secretary at the Department of Health and Human Services, are also expected to testify before the Select Subcommittee.
The subcommittee, headed by Clyburn was created this year for monitoring the money approved by Congress to aid US deal with the health and economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Earlier this week, Trump retweeted a post criticising Fauci and Democrats for trying to suppress the use of the drug hydroxychloroquine to treat coronavirus. The tweet was removed by all the social media companies.
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