Let’s not try to kid each other, Fauci and President Trump are two people that probably aren’t going to be inviting each other over for dinner when all of this is over.
For whatever reason, they just seem to rub each other the wrong way. However, it is often said that the greatest respect you can give someone you do not get along with is to admit that they are right.
Fauci seems like a fairly reasonable guy on some things, and as a scientist, he is compelled to admit when certain things are scientifically correct.
The votes are in: Both Dr. Anthony Fauci and President Donald Trump support in-person voting this fall.
With the 2020 presidential election rapidly approaching in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, there has been much debate about whether it will be safe to gather in person at polling locations.
That debate should now be over. Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, has said safe in-person voting is possible, as long as proper precautions are taken.
Fauci spoke with ABC News Correspondent Deborah Roberts for “Stopping Pandemics,” an exclusive National Geographic event that aired on Wednesday.
During the interview, Roberts asked Fauci if it would be safe for people to go out and vote in person this November.
“I think if carefully done, according to the guidelines, there’s no reason that I can see why that not be the case,” Fauci said.
“For example, when you look at going to a grocery store now in many regions and counties and cities that are doing it correctly, they have ‘X’s every six or more feet. And it says, Don’t leave this spot until the person in front of you left their spot. And you can do that, if you go and wear a mask, if you observe the physical distancing, and don’t have a crowded situation, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t be able to do that.”
Fauci did provide a caveat that people who are high-risk should take advantage of mail-in or other vote-from-home options, options that have been available for years.
“I mean, obviously if you’re a person who is compromised physically or otherwise, you don’t want to take the chance,” he said.