The White House denies the disagreement between U.S. President Donald Trump and Anthony Fauci, chief infectious disease officer and director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
According to presidential spokesmanKayleigh McEnany, Fauci and the president have always maintained a “very good relationship. McEnany also explained the reason for publishing a list of erroneous allegations made by the infectious disease specialist. She noted that the White House had provided journalists with answers to specific questions that had been put to it.
Thus, The Washington Post asked about the fact that the President had pointed to Fauci’s mistakes, after which the Presidential Administration responded to the statement.Makinani also stated that the allegations of the existence of some “opposition report” against the doctor were not true.
Earlier, the White House provided the media with a list of erroneous allegations made by Anthony Fauci on the topic of coronavirus infection. At the same time, Fauci has repeatedly publicly refuted Trump’s statements, and recently did not appear at briefings of the administration’s working group on the fight against COVID-19, although he gave interviews and spoke in Congress.
On July 3, Fauci stated that the speed of coronavirus proliferation may increase if it is mutation. The expert noted that there is controversy in this regard, but the data, in his opinion, suggests that there is a certain mutation, which accelerates the reproduction of the virus and increases its concentration in the body.
At the same time, the head of the technical group of the emergency diseases unit of WHO, Maria Van Kerkhove, said that coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 currently has no mutations that could make it stronger.