Anthony Fauci, the country’s top infectious disease expert, will testify on Friday morning in front of a House of Representatives special committee examining coronaviruses and the Trump administration’s response.
Fauci said a month ago about a possible reopening of the school, and Friday’s hearing comes just days after the United States went through 150,000 coronavirus deaths and many countries are struggling with a sharp number of cases.
The House Select subcommittee on the coronavirus crisis was set up in late April April by spokeswoman Nancy Pelosi and is chaired by James Clyburn, DS.C. The committee includes California Democrat Maxine Waters as well as Steve Scalise̵7;s adviser, R-La. A Jim Jordan, R-Ohio.
The Committee shall examine the effectiveness of coronavirus-related expenditure and outbreak preparedness and response in accordance with its website.
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Together with Faucio, Dr. Robert Redfield, head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Admiral Brett Giroir, official and physician for health and human services.
According to the New York Times, a hearing entitled “Urgent need for a national plan to include coronaviruses” is likely to focus on school reopening, testing, and a potential vaccine. They will also talk about future challenges.
“If COVID-19 and influenza activities occur at the same time, it could place a huge burden on the health care system in terms of bed occupancy, laboratory testing needs, personal protective equipment and the safety of healthcare professionals,” the prepared testimony said.
Trump’s report initially refused to allow Faucia to testify before the committee, and the president and Fauci sometimes disagreed.
“The house is an arrangement,” Trump told reporters in May. “The house is a bunch of Trump’s haters. They put every hated Trump on the committee. The same old things. Frankly, they want our situation to fail, which means death. ”
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Fauci stressed the need to wear masks and social distance, while President Trump focused on reopening the economy and the importance of sending children back to school in the fall.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.