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The US has the highest number of cases and deaths related to the virus across the globe and many states, including Florida and Texas, have been forced to go back into lockdown as cases rise again. But Mr Trump appears to be avoiding his adviser.
In an interview with the Financial Times, Dr Fauci claims he has not briefed the president for at least two months.
Although hoping his guidance and messages are passed to Mr Trump, it appears the president is doing his own thing.
On July 4, Mr Trump wrongly suggested that 99 percent of COVID-19 cases were “harmless”.
Dr Fauci said: “I’m trying to figure out where the president got that number.
“What I think happened is that someone told him that the general mortality is about one percent.
“And he interpreted, therefore, that 99 percent is not a problem, when that’s obviously not the case.
“I have never seen a virus or any pathogen that has such a broad range of manifestations.
“Even if it doesn’t kill you, even if it doesn’t put you in the hospital, it can make you seriously ill.”
Back in May, the White House stopped Dr Fauci from testifying in front of Congress and he is now prevented from appearing on TV.
He said: “I have a reputation, as you probably have figured out, of speaking the truth at all tines and not sugar-coating things.
“And that may be one of the reasons why I haven’t been on television very much lately.”
Dr Fauci, who has worked as the director of the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease for 36 years, warned COVID-19 has the worst elements of other epidemics.
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He said: “You have a random virus jump species from an animal to a human that is spectacularly efficient in spreading from human to human, and has a high degree, relatively speaking, of mobility and mortality.
“We are living in the perfect storm right now.”
Cases across the US have hit a new high this week at more than 60,000 with Florida, Texas and Arizona becoming new hotspots for the virus.
Dr Fauci urged states experiencing new outbreaks should “seriously look at shutting down”.
He told a Wall Street Journal podcast this week: “Any state that is having a serious problem, that state should seriously look at shutting down.
“Certainly Florida I know, you know, I think jumped over a couple of checkpoints.”
Florida has see a 25 percent jump in cases over the past week, but it appears they are ignoring the experts advice, much like the President.
Florida had one of the earliest reopening in the US, with lockdown measures eased on May 4 and then again on June 5.
Governor Ron DeSantis has refused to fully close the state again despite the rising number of cases.
But he did say the state will not be moving forward with relaxing other measures due to the high risk of infection.
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