Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., NIAID Director  —  President-Joe Biden said that he had asked Dr. Anthony Fauci earlier in the day to stay on in his role and to be a chief medical adviser in Biden's incoming administration. 

“I asked him to stay on in the exact same role he's had for the past several presidents, and I asked him to be a chief medical adviser for me as well, and be part of the Covid team," Biden told CNN's Jake Tapper in the first joint interview of Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris since being elected.  Biden added that Ron Klain, the incoming White House chief of staff, knew Fauci well and had been talking to him "all the time." 

Dr. Fauci was appointed Director of NIAID in 1984. He oversees an extensive research portfolio of basic and applied research to prevent, diagnose, and treat established infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS, respiratory infections, diarrheal diseases, tuberculosis and malaria as well as emerging diseases such as Ebola and Zika. NIAID also supports research on transplantation and immune-related illnesses, including autoimmune disorders, asthma and allergies. The NIAID budget for fiscal year 2020 is an estimated $5.9 billion.

Dr. Fauci has advised six Presidents on HIV/AIDS and many other domestic and global health issues. He was one of the principal architects of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), a program that has saved millions of lives throughout the developing world.

Dr. Fauci also is the long-time chief of the Laboratory of Immunoregulation (LIR). He has made many contributions to basic and clinical research on the pathogenesis and treatment of immune-mediated and infectious diseases. He helped pioneer the field of human immunoregulation by making important basic scientific observations that underpin the current understanding of the regulation of the human immune response.


The facts and fake fraudulent science about vaccination by some people with no medical nor scientific experience promoting ANTI-VACCINE PROTOCOLS caused severe harm including death because their comments and stupid thinking deterred others from vaccinations.   

This will be a critical subject when the most important vaccines will be offered against COVID-19.  World wide we broke one and half million who have died. Estimate in the US will be close to 560,000 dead possibly higher after the spring break and the morphing of the virus making it more virulent

Death is caused by mis-information, lies, a lack of intellect, religious mistakes, outsiders, and corrupt individuals, basically the former Republican party now called Reptilians… and one man who mentored Brazil with his hunches, and hydrochloroquionone  is Donald T-RUMP who befriended Jair Bolsonaro, their President and 328,000 Brazilians are DEAD now…




(CNN)  No longer working under the T-RUMP administration, six leading US health officials now reveal to CNN the real challenges they faced during the nation's fight against Covid-19 over the past year: death threats, mixed messages and in some cases, being kept from sharing information with national audiences.

The nation's doctors -- Dr. Deborah Birx, Dr. Anthony Fauci, Dr. Brett Giroir, Dr. Stephen Hahn, Dr. Robert Kadlec and Dr. Robert Redfield -- were fighting a pandemic that would claim more than 500,000 American lives, all while navigating a White House fraught with strained relationships and very little mask-wearing.

The six doctors responsible for the previous administration's Covid-19 response reflect on the past year with CNN's Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta in a new CNN special report, “COVID WAR: The Pandemic Doctors Speak Out."

Their reflections reveal a common theme — there was contention behind closed doors and a lack of preparedness.  Just as there has been growing divisiveness in the United States during the pandemic, there was divisiveness among America’s leadership.

Controversy Over The Origins Of The Virus  —  
As the doctors who served in the Trump administration begin to talk more openly about the nation's missteps, one key piece of the puzzle is understanding the origins of the pandemic -- and what could have been done in those early months to halt the spread of Covid-19, which had reached US shores by January 21, 2020.

In another excerpt of the CNN documentary released Friday, Dr. Robert Redfield, the former director of the CDC, expressed fresh skepticism about China's explanation that the initial Covid-19 cases emerged in a wet market in Wuhan. He told Gupta that he is convinced the pandemic began several months before the US was notified of the "mysterious cluster of pneumonia patients" in late December -- raising the specter that the US and the world lost a precious period when they could have begun preparing for the outbreak to mitigate deaths.

Without citing any evidence to back up his claim, Redfield also told Gupta he believes the pandemic originated in a lab in China that was already studying the virus, a controversial theory that the World Health Organization called "extremely unlikely" and for which there is no clear evidence.

"If I was to guess, this virus started transmitting somewhere in September, October in Wuhan," Redfield told Gupta in a clip from the documentary. "That's my own feelings. And only opinion. I'm allowed to have opinions now."

On Friday, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said the Biden administration was reserving judgment on that question until the World Health Organization releases its final report on the origins of Covid-19. Peter Ben Embarek, who headed the organization's Covid-19 origin investigation, told reporters during a separate briefing on Friday that the report is now complete and will be released to the public within a few days. Investigators visited the lab at the center of the controversy and Embarek told CNN in February that the team had determined the virus was much more widespread in Wuhan than originally thought back in December of 2019.

Fauci, the nation's top infectious disease expert, seemed to downplay the possibility that Redfield's explanation is correct during the White House Covid-19 briefing on Friday.

"Obviously, there are a number of theories," said Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. "Dr. Redfield was mentioning that he was giving an opinion as to a possibility, but again, there are other alternatives — others, that most people hold by." 

Biden’s COVID-19 Advisory Team Of Professionals And Qualified Scientists
Biden has cast the escalating Covid-19 crisis as a priority for his incoming administration. The task force, he said, would quickly consult with state and local health officials on how to best prevent COVID-19 spread, reopen schools and businesses, and address the racial disparity.

“Dealing with the coronavirus pandemic is one of the most important battles our administration will face, and I will be informed by science and by experts,” Biden said in a statement Monday. “The advisory board will help shape my approach to managing the surge in reported infections; ensuring vaccines are safe, effective, and distributed efficiently, equitably, and free; and protecting at-risk populations.”

David Kessler, co-chair, former FDA commissioner
Marcella Nunez-Smith, co-chair, Yale associate dean for health equity research
Vivek Murthy, co-chair, former surgeon general 
Luciana Borio, former assistant FDA commissioner 
Rick Bright, former BARDA directorVaccines
Zeke Emanuel, former Obama administration health policy adviser…
Atul Gawande, Brigham and Women’s hospital professor of surgery 
Celine Gounder
, NYU Grossman School of Medicine with years combating HIV and tuberculosis 
Dr. Julie Morita, former Chicago public health commissioner 
Michael Osterholm,
 Dir. of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy - University of Minnesota
 Pace, executive director of the Global Health Council
Dr. Robert Rodriguez, UCSF emergency medicine professor 
Eric Goosby, former Ryan White Care Act director
Zeke Emanuel, a former Obama administration health care adviser
Beth Cameron, is the former director of a White House biodefense council that T-RUMP closing in 2017. Rebecca Katz, is a well-known Georgetown global health security professor. 

Decreasing Deaths May Be An Impact Of Vaccination But  —  

  • While cases have been recently rising or plateauing, the number of daily Covid-19 deaths has been dropping.  The US has averaged 774 Covid-19 deaths a day over the last week -- down 22% from the average the week prior, according to Johns Hopkins data.   It’s down even further from the first day of March, when the average was about 2,000 deaths a day.   

  • By the end of the weekend, the US will be approaching nearly half of all adults having their first shot of a Covid-19 vaccine, a White House official said.  But progress on vaccines does not mean the country is finished with the pandemic, a Biden administration adviser said Tuesday.

  • "We do have to remember that there are 100 million-plus adults that still haven't been vaccinated," Andy Slavitt, White House senior adviser for Covid-19 response, told CNN's Chris Cuomo. “ hey're not there yet, and you don't win the war until you bring everybody over with you."

  • As of early Wednesday, the US had more than 109.4 million people ages 18 and older with at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine. That’s about 42.4% of the adults in the US and a .7 percentage points increase in the past day, according to CDC data.
  • Warning  —  They found 34% of Covid-19 survivors received a diagnosis for a neurological or psychological condition within six months of their infection, according to the study published Tuesday in the journal Lancet Psychiatry.   The most common diagnosis was anxiety, found in 17% of those treated for Covid-19, followed by mood disorders, found in 14% of patients.

  • And while the neurological effects are more severe in hospitalized patients, they are still common in those who were only treated in an outpatient setting, the researchers note.    "That rate increased progressively as the severity of the Covid-19 illness increased. If we look at patients who were hospitalized that rate increased to 39%,” 

  • Our results indicate that brain diseases and psychiatric disorders are more common after Covid-19 than after flu or other respiratory infections, even when patients are matched for other risk factors. We now need to see what happens beyond six months,” Taquet added.It’s the largest study of its kind yet and involved the electronic health records of more than 236,000 Covid-19 patients, mostly in the US. 

  • The researchers compared their records with those who experienced other respiratory tract infections during the same time frame.   They observed that those with Covid-19 had a 44% increased risk for neurological and psychiatric illness compared to people recovering from flu. And they were 16% more likely to experience those effects compared with people with other respiratory tract infections.

  • About one in 50 Covid-19 patients had an ischemic stroke, which is a blood clot that affects the brain.  However, Covid-19 didn’t necessarily increase the risk for the full spectrum of neurological illness. "Two important negative findings were related to Parkinsonism and Guillain-Barré syndrome," Taquet said. "Both of those conditions are neurological conditions that we know are sometimes associated with viral infection. We did not find that they were more more common after Covid-19 and after the other respiratory tract infections that we looked at.

  • “Psychological stress, longer stays in hospital, and characteristics of the illness itself may play a part,”  One clue: psychological symptoms are more common than severe neurological complications, according to Masud Husain, a professor of neurology and cognitive science at the University of Oxford, and a co-author of the study.

  • (CNN)Experts say Covid-19 vaccinations in the US are going extremely well -- but not enough people are yet protected and the country may be at the start of another surge. 

  • "We have to think about the B.1.1.7 variant as almost a brand new virus," said Dr. Peter Hotez, dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. "It's acting differently from anything we've seen before, in terms of transmissibility, in terms of affecting young people, so we have to take this very seriously."

What We Do Know  —  Viruses are constantly changing, and this includes SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. These genetic variations occur over time and can lead to the emergence of new variants that may have different characteristics.

  • The SARS-CoV-2 genome encodes instructions organized into sections, called genes, to build the virus. Scientists use a process called genomic sequencing to decode the genes and learn more about the virus. Genomic sequencing allows scientists to identify SARS-CoV-2 and monitor how it changes over time into new variants, understand how these changes affect the characteristics of the virus, and use this information to predict how it might impact health.

  • People forget we live in a global world, we interact with those of different cultures and one who is broad minded and scientifically educated enough understands this. But with this co-mingling, the food world trading and those who cheat at it, rising population, closeness, global warming and severe weather changes, poverty, food shortages, assimilation of territory usually devoted to animals, tropical forests delineated,  and the list goes on and on, let me tell you a secret…

  • Scientifically, global warming caused by earth shift changes, ignorance,non-compliance and emotional change caused by poverty are the keys… And the ignition of conspiracies and the Senate fire department are both run by politicians, who do nothing but cause harm and many should be disposed of.  I do not mean retirement. Exterminated, not evacuated, hanged and hung out to dry instead of retirement.

  • Mixing, containment, exposure of different species may contribute to Pandemics.  COVID-19 is a Pandemic caused by a spore that mitigated from Bats who probably got it from parasites and then matriculated to man.  Open air live food pens with a myriad of species on display as were banned in Hunan might have caused the whole thing.  

  • This seventh member of the human COVID-19 people, animals, soil, discharges, or structures, has also been isolated initially from the pneumonia patients who were having direct or indirect links to the Hunan seafood market in Wuhan China, wherein other animals were also being sold. These include a 49-year-old lady retailer in this wet animal market, a 61-year-old frequent visitor to this market, and a 32-year-old man.  Further, isolation of the SARS-CoV-2 from the environmental samples around this market, including strengthens the claims of involvement of hosts either as a reservoir or intermediate.

  • Furthermore, along with dogs and cats, the zoo animals like tigers and lions were also reported to get the SARS-CoV-2 infection and exhibit clinical signs such as vomiting, diarrhea  dry cough, breathing difficulty and wheezing.  Spillover of SARS-CoV-2 was also reported in mink farms of Netherlands, further increasing the concern of transmission to humans. Outbreaks of SARS-CoV-2 were reported in two mink farms holding 12,000 and 7500 animals. The virus is suspected to be introduced by a farmworker having COVID-19 .

  • SARS-CoV-2 has been implicated to be originated from animals, and associated with animal linkages, spillover events, cross-species barrier jumping and zoonosis.  Since the beginning of 2002 till the end of 2019, three coronaviruses viz. SARS-CoV, MERS-CoV, and SARS-CoV-2 have caused havoc in the human population globally and will continue to do so. 

  • Earlier identified betacoronaviruses (SARS-CoV and MERS-CoV) were reported in Guangdong province of China in November 2002 and Saudi Arabia in 2012, respectively. SARS-CoV-2 is the third zoonotic beta-corona-viruses recognized in this century.