President Donald Trump groused on Tuesday about medical expert Anthony Fauci's high approval ratings and joked that “nobody likes me” as he struggles to improve his standing with voters for his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The top US health and infectious disease specialist says the key to reopening professional sports leagues in America is to have the athletes play games in front of empty stadiums. Anthony Fauci, who is helping to coordinate the US response to the global coronavirus pandemic, said reliable antibody testing and fast results are also crucial to the return of sports.
President Donald Trump said on Monday that he liked leading health expert Anthony Fauci and did not intend to fire him after Fauci said in an interview that earlier mitigation efforts against the coronavirus outbreak could have saved more lives.
Americans spent Sunday on lockdown as the US toll from the COVID-19 pandemic surpassed 20,000 deaths and more than half a million confirmed cases. With almost all the country under stay-at-home orders to curb the spread of the disease, many turned to online church services to mark the holiest day in the Christian calendar.
President Trump announced on Sunday the nationwide social distancing guidelines will remain in place until April 30, saying the peak of the coronavirus pandemic is expected in two weeks. Mr. Trump said he expected the country to be well on its way to recovery by June 1.