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Fauci on Trump claim that 99 percent of COVID-19 cases are ‘harmless’: ‘Obviously not’ | TheHill – The Hill

Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, in an interview published Friday pushe…

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Anthony FauciAnthony FauciOvernight Health Care: Fauci says hard-hit states should be ‘pausing’ reopening | Florida records record number of coronavirus deaths | Redfield says keeping schools closed poses greater health threat to children than reopeningFauci: Partisanship in US has made it harder to suppress coronavirusAzar points to ‘individual responsibility’ as answer to mounting outbreaksMORE, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, in an interview published Friday pushed back on President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump on Kanye West’s presidential run: ‘He is always going to be for us’Marie Yovanovitch on Vindman retirement: He ‘deserved better than this. Our country deserved better than this’Trump says Biden has been ‘brainwashed’: ‘He’s been taken over by the radical left’MORE’s claim that 99 percent of coronavirus cases are “harmless,” saying that it is “obviously not” the case.
Im trying to figure out where the president got that number,” Fauci told The Financial Times. “What I think happened is that someone told him that the general mortality is about 1 percent. And he interpreted, therefore, that 99 percent is not a problem, when thats obviously not the case.”
Trump earlier this month said that 99 percent of coronavirus cases are “totally harmless,” a claim not backed by evidence. Previous estimates from experts have said about 80 percent of coronavirus cases do not require hospitalization and 20 percent do, though there remains uncertainty about how many cases are going undetected.
The comments come amid growing public distance between Trump and Fauci. Trump has been seeking to downplay the virus, while Fauci and a wide range of other experts have warned of the danger of the worsening outbreaks around the country, which are leading to spikes in hospitalizations in hard-hit states.  
“Dr. Fauci is a nice man, but he’s made a lot of mistakes,” Trump told Fox News host Sean HannitySean Patrick HannityTrump on Kanye West’s presidential run: ‘He is always going to be for us’Trump says Biden has been ‘brainwashed’: ‘He’s been taken over by the radical left’Trump says he’ll wear mask during upcoming trip to Walter ReedMORE on Thursday evening, saying experts had shifted their advice on masks, for example. 
Fauci told The Financial Times that he had not seen Trump in person since early June.

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Daycares in Finland Built a ‘Forest Floor’, And It Changed Children’s Immune Systems – ScienceAlert

Playing through the greenery and litter of a mini forest’s undergrowth for just one month may be enough to change a child’s immune system, according to a small…

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Playing through the greenery and litter of a mini forest’s undergrowth for just one month may be enough to change a child’s immune system, according to a small new experiment. 
When daycare workers in Finland rolled out a lawn, planted forest undergrowth such as dwarf heather and blueberries, and allowed children to care for crops in planter boxes, the diversity of microbes in the guts and on the skin of young kids appeared healthier in a very short space of time. 
Compared to other city kids who…

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Offline: Science and politics in the era of COVID-19 – The Lancet

“How can we follow the science when scientists haven’t the foggiest.” “‘Big mouth’scientists losing trust of Ministers.” Headlines such as these are increasingly…

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Scientists say some Covid-19 vaccines need screening for raising HIV risk – South China Morning Post

Researchers have raised concern about candidates made with a cold virus known as adenovirus 5.

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Published: 7:00am, 23 Oct, 2020
Updated: 7:44am, 23 Oct, 2020

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