Sunday, February 25, 2024

Dr. Fauci Shares Message on Pandemic Response, Protesters Interrupt Chicago Speech; Fauci Discusses His Career, Reflects On Pandemic Response at UIC Forum, and other C-Virus related stories

Dr. Fauci shares message on pandemic response, protesters interrupt Chicago speech:
America’s top public health leader during the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Anthony Fauci, had a message for those who questioned decisions he made over the course of the pandemic.
Speaking at the University of Illinois Chicago Tuesday afternoon, Fauci spoke candidly about his hindsight now.
“What I know now, we would’ve done a lot of things different. But what society needs to understand is that when scientists change their recommendations, that’s not flip-flopping. That’s what science is,” Fauci told a crowd at the .
The University of Illinois Chicago crowd gave a standing ovation during the introduction for Fauci.
“Thank you for leading when we needed you most,” said Marie Lynn Miranda, the chancellor of the UIC, who moderated the talk.
Fauci served as the medical adviser for seven U.S. presidents, including during the pandemic.
“We had 1.17 million deaths (in the United States),” Fauci said. “We are now in our fifth year of this outbreak, which is more deaths per capita than virtually any other country in the world.” --->READ MORE HERE
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Dr. Anthony Fauci discusseshis career, reflects on pandemic response at UIC forum:
Dr. Anthony Fauci visited University of Illinois Chicago on Tuesday to discuss his decades-long career in medicine and public service.
Marie Lynn Miranda, UIC’s chancellor, spoke with Fauci about his work battling two major public health crises — the HIV and AIDS epidemic and the COVID-19 pandemic — the need for more robust local public health systems to better manage future outbreaks and restoring trust in health care professionals and scientists.
The 83-year-old retired in 2022 after leading the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases for nearly 40 years. He served as an adviser on domestic and global health issues to seven U.S. presidents.
About 2,100 people attended the chat at UIC’s Isadore and Sadie Dorin Forum, including former Mayor Lori Lightfoot, who did not speak. At three separate points, pro-Palestine demonstrators with the organization Behind Enemy Lines interrupted Fauci and Miranda and were removed from the auditorium.
During the chat, Fauci discussed the country’s failures in responding and managing the COVID-19 pandemic. He pointed out that before the outbreak, the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health ranked the U.S. as overwhelmingly the best country for pandemic preparedness.
But at the end of the fourth year of the pandemic, “we had 1.7 million deaths and the outbreak isn't even over yet,” Fauci said. “We are now in our fifth year of this outbreak, and that is more deaths per capita than virtually any other country in the world, including low- and middle-income countries with maybe one exception.”
The country’s diminishing public health system was one of the reasons the response to the virus was weakened, especially given that most local public health departments are critically underfunded, Fauci said. --->READ MORE HERE
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