Donald Trump claims Anthony Fauci 'wrong' about cause of Covid-19 surge - 2020-08-01
Donald Trump launched an extraordinary attack on his own top infectious disease expert, Dr Anthony Fauci, arguing against the doctor's claim that high rates of infection in the US stem from a less aggressive reaction to the virus in terms of economic shutdowns and stay-at-home orders.
"Wrong!" countered the president as he retweeted a video of Fauci making the point in recent congressional testimony.
Fauci had explained that differentiations between surging US infections and a sharp decrease seen across Europe could be explained by the different reactions to the virus. Fauci said most European countries shut their economies down by 95%, while the US only shut down its economy by half.