Dr. Fauci – Virus Mutation Expanding, Testing, Schools, The Future 12-29-20

Video 29 minutes. Interview with Gavin Newsom, California Governor

Find out what is happening today, and what it means for you, from a trusted source:  Dr. Tony Fauci

The Covid Virus mutation was detected in Southern California and appears to be community transmission, similar to other states. A new fast test for monitoring covid infections. We need to open schools. When will we all be vaccinated?

Fauci: Herd Immunity. Vaccines. Testing.

Recorded 11-23-20 34 minutes. The Path Forward: Combating COVID-19 with Anthony S. Fauci. Excellent interview. Hear Fauci speak about Herd immunity, Vaccines, Testing, and a lot more. Much better than reading about it!! Plus more time for Fauci to talk about it. News “sound bytes” are too short.

The interview starts with Thanksgiving, but Fauci’s comments apply to upcoming events in the next 30 days. Unfortunately, three of our most popular socializing times are Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years’. All are in the cold winter months when we meet indoors. Many of his comments apply anytime you are gathering indoors with persons outside your household, including other family members and friends.

Some of the topics (Starts at 17 minutes after surge warnings)

  • Herd immunity plus example using an African wildebeest (antelope) herd. Understandable by everyone.
  • Vaccines. Excellent analysis from approval to the future.
  • Very good explanation of the PCR vs. antigen vs. antibody Covid tests. – Post-Covid syndrome – after the virus is gone. It can last for months—many problems.

Dr. Fauci: Surges – Don’t Give Up. Vaccine Approval Process. 11-23-20

11-23-20 Video and full transcript 12 minutes, 40 seconds. Judy Woodruff is an excellent interviewer. This interview is long enough to have more than one topic typically included in a news story video, which is very short. Topics include Surges – Don’t Give Up. Vaccine Approval Process

The headline is “Thanksgiving gatherings will put families at risk,” but this topic only lasts for the first four minutes. The recommendations apply to any time you are getting together, for any reason, from a surprise visit from an out of town friend to family events to large crowded events.

Unfortunately, three of our most popular socializing times are Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years’, all are in the cold winter months when we usually meet indoors.

Youtube video – no transcript or comments

Link to video and full transcript – PBS Newshour. Note: Fauci is an excellent speaker. Seeing him is much better than reading a transcript. I tested this on myself. The transcript is useful if you want to be sure you remember what he said.

A few brief excerpts

“We don’t have to inevitably accept a dire situation, because it is within our power to do something about it.”

“The process of the decision of whether or not a vaccine is safe and effective… is made by an independent group of scientists, vaccinologists, ethicists, statisticians.

Fauci Update Holidays, Face masks, Vaccines, Herd Immunity

October 28, 2020. 28 minutes. Anthony S. Fauci, MD returns to JAMA’s Q&A series to discuss the latest developments in the COVID-19 pandemic. See the topics and times below. One of the best Fauci interviews I have heard. Find out more detail than what you hear on the radio or TV news.

The full interview is worth listening to. Or, scroll through the video or audio recording to find you want. To read the many youtube comments, scroll down past the video list.

Topics: list and times

  • 0:00 Introduction
  • 0:20 NAM Presidential Citation for Exemplary Leadership
  • 1:19 COVID-19 numbers and excess deaths
  • 4:05 National masking mandate
  • 5:55 How to get people to accept masking
  • 7:07 Herd Immunity and the Great Barrington Declaration
  • 9:51 The holidays and airplane travel
  • 13:44 Therapies update
  • 17:54 Vaccines update
  • 20:08 Vaccine distribution
  • 22:00 Vaccine safety
  • 24:42 How Australia has dealt with COVID-19 spikes
  • 27:00 Acknowledgements and baseball

Audio podcast recording link

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National Mandatory Face Masks Can Prevent Covid-19 From Spreading

If the virus cannot get inside our lungs, it cannot infect us. The primary method of transmission is by human breathing. It is a respiratory virus. The virus is not alive. It is inert and “driven” to reproduce by spreading among humans. As fewer humans are available to infect, spreading will decline. It “waits” for us to give it an opportunity to spread. National Mandatory Face Masks Keep Covid-19 From Spreading.

Compared with other viruses, not many people
die from Covid, about 0.6%. The flu is about 0.01%. If more people died, we would be much more willing to wear face masks, avoid crowded interiors, etc. We are very lucky that a relatively low percentage of people die with Covid. The death rate for the 1918 Spanish Flu was 6.5%. SARS was 10%.

ANOTHER PRIMARY REASON: FACE MASKS OR SHUTDOWNS. WHICH IS WORSE?

ASSUME EVERYONE IS INFECTED, INCLUDING YOURSELF, FAMILY, AND FRIENDS.
50% have no symptoms and don’t know they are infected.

Face Masks keep the virus from spreading and primarily keep other people safe if you are infected. Face Masks can protect you from infected people coughing and sneezing in your face.

Fall/winter surges is not new. They occurred in the 1919 Spanish Flu and is currently happening in Europe.

We are all waiting for a vaccine or multiple vaccines to become available. We will still need to wear face masks. Vaccines will not be available to everyone until mid- or late 2121. The transmission will decline as more people are vaccinated. The virus will probably always be around, such the flu viruses.  

Not everyone will be protected by a vaccine. We will still need to wear face masks. The measles vaccine is 97% effective with two doses. The flu vaccine is about 50% effective. If 100 people get Covid vaccine shots that are 50% effective, 50 will not be immune. If 50% of 100 people refuse to take the vaccine, 50 people will not be immune. That does not leave many that are resistant to infection.

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Don’t Mess With Dr. Fauci!

Fauci on his media restrictions, Trump contracting COVID, masks, White House superspreader event, death threats, and more. Don’t Mess With Dr. Fauci!

In a wide-ranging 60 Minutes interview on October 18, 2020, Dr. Anthony Fauci expresses his frustration with a Trump campaign ad. He explains why, early in the pandemic, masks were largely recommended for health care workers; and says that he plans to vote in person.

The episode included videos from a previous 60 Minutes interview 4 years ago, including his vaccine lab.

Watch this video!! To listen to the 13 min. 28 second interview click here Worth waiting for 30 second ad to finish.

My comments:

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Fauci on Current Status of Covid Infections

Recorded 10-8-20 8 min. 19 sec. video. The interviewer asks Fauci the very tough current questions about infections in the NFL, Trump, and the White House, surges in some states, etc. Fauci does not “point the finger” at anyone. Instead, he repeats what the science says about what should be done. Listen to the video or read the transcript. Fauci on Current Status of Covid Infections

Excerpts: “…obviously, this is a formidable virus that has an extraordinary capability of being transmitted from person to person. But the kind of outbreak that we had in the United States and that many other countries have had does not necessarily have to have been inevitable.”

“I have said (this) multiple times, and I have no problem repeating it now, that what you should do to avoid acquisition and transmission of infection is the universals wearing of masks, avoiding close contact, avoiding crowded situations, trying to do things outdoors much more than indoors, and washing your hands regularly.”

To watch the video and read the full transcript Click here

My comments about speaking (and writing) the truth about Covid

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College Student Q&A with Dr. Fauci

Recorded 10-6-20 41 minutes. Most of Fauci interviews are by adults: scientists, media interviewers, etc. This was a Q&A format with college students. College Student Q&A with Dr. Fauci addressed students’ concerns, the trajectory of the pandemic, and ways we can respond and help.

College Student Q&A with Dr. Fauci had a wide variety of questions

  • Inequality
  • Your most critical decision
  • College sports and White House recent infections
  • How do you stay steadfast when times are bad
  • Advice for how to succeed at your job
  • Obligation to get a vaccine
  • International cooperation

Fauci’s background

Toward the end of the event, Fauci talked about his own background, including the sense of social responsibility his family taught him that led him to his current career.

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Fauci Vaccine Update – approval, distribution, vaccination

9-25-20 39 Minute Video. Much easier than listening to a lot of 2-3 minute excerpts on the news. This Fauci Vaccine Update – approval, distribution, vaccination lets you know what is happening now plus a few tidbits on Fauci and baseball! Fauci has been working on vaccines in his laboratory for a long time. He is also on the White House Coronavirus Task Force, which meets every week. He knows what is happening from the “inside”

List of topics below for Fauci Vaccine Update. Many live stream audience questions and written comments after posting on youtube.  

Vaccines are a very hot topic now. We are all waiting for vaccine approval!

Topics discussed in this Fauci Vaccine
Click below to and go the topics you want to hear.

Click below for a timed list of video topics plus Fauci comments on Multiple Vaccines

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Dr. Fauci and Dr. Sanjay Gupta – vaccines and winter risks

9-22-20 on Citizen CNN 27 minutes
Dr. Sanjay Gupta interviewed Dr. Fauci- vaccines and winter risks. Good questions and answers. Fauci and Gupta make some relevant comments and analysis on many important topics. Fauci’s lab does vaccine research, plus he is on the White House Coronavirus Task Force Team.

Fauci works on the Task Force and in his lab every day. Plus he gives virtual presentations all over the Internet, from very technical scientific conferences to Instagram and Facebook. Dr. Sanjay Gupta and Dr. Fauci- vaccines and winter risks make a good team.

19-minute Audio recording of the above video. Checking in with Dr. Anthony Fauci on Gupta’s Podcast “Corona Virus Fact and Fiction with Dr. Sanjay Gupta. Good, short podcasts, usually around 10 minutes.

Topics include:

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Dr. Fauci answers questions many people have

Posted on youtube 8/31/20 34 minutes. Tiffany Haddish is an actress and comedian. There was lots of smiling and laughing. She asked about all the stuff on his wall in the the rear. A question I always have ;> Quite a contrast to Fauci’s usually very serious interviews! Dr. Fauci answers questions many people have. I get these questions a lot when people find out I write about Covid.

If you, or someone you know, want understandable explanations from a widely recognized expert for questions that a lot of people have, email the link to them.

The first question was “Was the coronavirus manufactured in a lab or did it come from bats?

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COVID-19 Public Health and Scientific Challenges by Fauci

On 9-10-20 Dr. Fauci spoke at a live webinar, with over 6,000 virtual attendees and many questions.

Harvard Medical Grand Rounds Webinar — Dr. Fauci’s lecture, “COVID-19—Public Health and Scientific Challenges” was 1 hour and 6 minutes. Started with an introduction, then Fauci started speaking at 4 minutes. Click here to watch.

This 1-hour webinar covered many of the topics I discuss in this newsletter. Fauci was very understandable, of course. The three panelists were good also, only occasionally using technical terminology. 

Often, the media only shows short clips  of what he said. At this event he has lots more time plus good slides to illustrate what he is saying. Using very good slides made a big difference

Viewing advice:

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Dr. Fauci is Back! Comments on deaths, schools, asymptomatic testing, etc. (VIDEO) 9-1-20

The interview is 5 min. 39 seconds. on 9-1-20 His “raspy” voice is gone (from too many interviews). Fauci took two weeks off to get vocal cord polyps removed.

Very good short interview. To watch the video, click here. 30-second of ads but worth waiting for the video. The transcript link is below the video on the right. The related extras link below goes to another recent Fauci interview.

Why does Fauci do so many interviews on Instagram, Facebook live, etc.?

Everyone wants to interview Dr.Fauci! But, his interviews have to be approved. They were restricted. Interviews on major news stations started declining significantly in early May.

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Fauci Talks About Vaccines, Treatments, School Safety

8-20-20 Video 61 minutes Dr. Anthony Fauci continues to be cautiously optimistic that the United States will know if there’s an effective, safe vaccine around the end of 2020 or the start of 2021.

Summary
Excerpts below from Healthline’s information on the town hall.

Multiple vaccine candidates are now being evaluated in phase III trials to ensure they’re safe and effective.

Fauci also touched on major challenges in the fight against COVID-19, pointing out that contact tracing in the United States is still not where it needs to be.

The conversation, which was moderated by Healthline’s Medical Affairs Director Dr. Elaine Hanh Le, dug into how COVID-19 has affected mental health, child care and schools, and frontline workers.

The experts also explored the most effective treatments being used against the new coronavirus along with what to expect in regard to future treatments and a vaccine. will know if there’s an effective, safe vaccine around the end of 2020 or the start of 2021

To watch the 61-minute event Click Here

Fauci is speaking from 15 min. to 33 min. and then does a Q and A discussion with two panelists.

For information on the speakers, Healthline (the sponsor), and more information on what was discussed Click Here

The Fauci Tracker

UPDATE 1-11-21 I started this Tracker to let people know when he was speaking and post the videos here. He became the most trusted source for Covid info and spoke the truth. He was hard to find online. Dr. Fauci was restricted on where he could be interviewed. When Biden becomes president, there will be few, if any, restrictions. Hopefully, he can speak directly from the White House and update us all, like he did early in the pandemic.

He is an “insider” who is on the White House Coronavirus Task Force, does Covid vaccine research in his lab and is a practicing physician. Fauci explains topics so everyone can understand what is happening now and his forecasts for the future.

I will continue to post Fauci humorous videos. We all need something that makes us laugh!!! I will update my list below when posting these plus interviews that are well done, with experienced interviewers.

To get a full list of all my Fauci posts click Continue Reading below

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Fauci: The Bottom line is, I’m not pleased with how things are going

Speaking at the National Geographic panel on Stopping Pandemics 8-13-20 Video 1 hour 13 minutes

Excerpts: U.S. public health officials are beginning to see a “disturbing” uptick in the rate of coronavirus tests that come back positive in some regions of the nation”, Fauci said.

“We certainly are not where I hoped we would be, we are in the middle of very serious historic pandemic.”

To listen to excerpts of Fauci’s speech on opening safely, reopening schools, and voter safety, plus read transcript Click Here . Scroll down the page to see each section of his speech.

To listen to the full panel (1 hour 13 min.) Click here (Fauci is at the beginning, starting at 4 minutes) Fauci, the featured presenter, speaks for 29 minutes.

Parody of the Song ‘Alexander Hamilton’ With Dr. Anthony Fauci as the Title Character

Just for Fun!! Only 1 minute long!

Published 7-23-20

Excerpt: Vocalist Scott Hoying of the a cappella band Pentatonix performed a brilliant parody of the song “Alexander Hamilton” from the incredibly popular musical Hamilton.

The parody substitutes the original lyrics with the name, accomplishments, and expertise of acclaimed immunologist Dr. Anthony Fauci. It also quite appropriately poses the question “why aren’t we listening to him?”. Hoying wrote the song along with comedy writers Brad Silnutzer and Joey Orton.

My name is Doctor Anthony Fauci and there are a million things I haven’t cured, but just you wait, just you wait. Just one quote from Parody of the Song ‘Alexander Hamilton’ With Dr. Fauci.

To view the fun video, click here

My comments: I am a Big Fan of Fauci, but he does tend to be a bit serious when speaking… Finally some humor plus some unexpected fotos. 359,221 views. Warning: Mentions Trump very briefly. I can’t always be NPA (No Politics Allowed) ;> Fauci is also NPA.