Anthony Fauci

White House imposes travel restrictions for Africa amid new COVID-19 variant

BY: - November 29, 2021

WASHINGTON — The White House is set to announce travel restrictions to eight countries in Southern Africa on Monday due to the discovery of a new coronavirus variant, according to senior administration officials. The World Health Organization classified the COVID-19 variant as a “variant of concern” due to its high mutation and transmission rate, and […]

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Pandemic restrictions do have a World War II parallel — self-denial in pursuit of victory

BY: - April 20, 2021

In 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt imposed a multitude of economic restrictions on the American public and businesses, actions that would be instrumental in helping America and her allies defeat Nazi Germany and Japan. We won that war but not until it had extinguished the lives of 405,399 American service members. Seventy-nine years later, a […]

Ohio scrambles to adjust to vaccine “pause”

BY: - April 14, 2021

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine on Tuesday said he was blindsided like everybody else when he learned that federal public health officials were advising that all states should “pause” administration of the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine. DeWine followed that advice and now vaccine providers are trying to pivot as quickly as they can so that […]

Coronavirus is surging, and a bipartisan state Senate wants to lift the bar curfew

BY: - October 21, 2020

With a pandemic worsening at an accelerating clip, a bipartisan group of state Senators is trying to lift restrictions cutting off bar sales at 10 p.m. statewide. On July 31, the Ohio Liquor Control Commission — at the behest of Gov. Mike DeWine — issued an emergency rule prohibiting liquor permit holders from selling alcohol […]

Fauci warns reopening too soon could cause ‘suffering and death’

BY: - May 14, 2020

WASHINGTON — A top Trump administration health official warned U.S. senators Tuesday that reopening the economy too quickly could cause suffering, death and an even longer economic setback. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health, told lawmakers there could be a surge […]

As Ohio reopens, top doc raises questions and public has concerns

BY: - May 13, 2020

Ohio and other states are easing coronavirus economic restrictions despite warnings from the nation’s top public health doctor and apparent reservations by the public at large. Retail businesses that hadn’t already opened were allowed to do so on Tuesday. Salons and barber shops and outdoor service at restaurants and bars will be allowed to begin […]

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American leadership and the new normal

BY: - April 7, 2020

When Donald Trump took office in 2017, Democrats everywhere pledged to not “normalize” his politics. Cries of “this is not normal” resounded through social media as the left mobilized to resist Trump’s attacks on health care access, the stripping of environmental protections, xenophobic immigration policies, and more.   Now Trump’s feckless COVID-19 coronavirus response is challenging […]

Ohioans get vastly different COVID-19 messages from Ohio leaders, Trump

BY: - March 24, 2020

One offered sympathy, the other sarcasm.  Gov. Mike DeWine was sober and pensive as he addressed Ohioans about the state’s first COVID-19 death, a Toledo man who happened to be an old friend of his. The governor quoted scripture at length and offered condolences to the deceased’s family. At his presidential lectern a day later, […]

Top health officials warn of coronavirus: ‘It’s going to get worse’

BY: - March 12, 2020

WASHINGTON — Trump administration officials painted a dire picture of the novel coronavirus outbreak on Wednesday, warning members of Congress that the public health crisis is far from over. “Is the worst yet to come?” House Oversight Committee Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) asked Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious […]