Dr. Fauci Reemerges From Media Blackout, Says We’ll Be ‘Seeing More’ of Him squib

Top infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci reemerged from a lengthy absence from national media on Thursday, appearing on CNN’s coronavirus town hall to mark his first major television interview since May 4.

While Fauci has recently been on a “modified quarantine” due to possible exposure to White House staffers infected with COVID-19, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases chief has continued to participate in the White House coronavirus task force and testified before the Senate last week via remote.

Fauci, who has been targeted by pro-Trump figures after appearing to contradict some of the president’s comments on the virus, has been conspicuously absent from TV as the White House pushes for a robust reopening of the economy, as CNN’s Oliver Darcy reported earlier this week. Other public health experts on the task force, such as Dr. Deborah Birx, have also been noticeably absent.

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