Anthony Fauci

Common Dreams staff
The name tag for Dr. Anthony Fauci, the Director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases, is placed as his area is sanitised before he arrives to testify before the House Committee on Energy and Commerce on the Trump Administration's Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC on June 23, 2020. (Photo: Kevin Dietsch/Pool/AFP via Getty Images)
"There have been a lot of unfortunate missteps in the Trump administration’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic," said one Democratic lawmaker ahead of the hearing.
Eoin Higgins, staff writer
"It's easy to understand why Trump's Covid response has been such a disaster."


Because grim times call for grim measures, members of the progressive group Indivisible laid body bags overseen by the Grim Reaper at Florida, Arizona and Texas statehouses Tuesday to protest their GOP governors' reckless moves to push ahead with re-opening their states despite grossly inadequate testing and rising COVID-19 cases and deaths - most notably, as restrictions begin to be lifted. Given the willful, lethal stupidity on display, they say, "Giving up is not an option."