Medical schools see surge in applicants, thanks to ‘Fauci effect’

Medical school applications are surging, as the coronavirus outbreak prompts young people to reconsider health care professions. Applications are up 18% nationwide to medical schools nationwide, compared to the same period last year, according to the Association of American Medical Colleges. It has been called the “Fauci effect,” with academics attributing the surge to the […]

Fauci: ‘We could start talking about real normality again’ with a vaccine in 2021

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious diseases expert, said “we could start talking about real normality again” in 2021 with the development and implementation of a COVID-19 vaccine. Fauci’s comments came as the number of coronavirus cases in the United States surpassed 4 million. Fauci said in an interview with CNN’s David Axelrod Thursday that the companies behind vaccines […]

Dr. Facui: COVID-19 vaccine may not get U.S. to herd immunity if people refuse to get it

Dr. Anthony Fauci says he would “settle” for a COVID-19 vaccine that’s 70% to 75% effective, but that this incomplete protection, coupled with the fact that many Americans say they won’t get a coronavirus vaccine, makes it “unlikely” that the US will achieve sufficient levels of immunity to quell the outbreak. With government support, three […]

CDC report offers detailed demographic breakdown of who is getting coronavirus

New numbers released by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offer a comprehensive picture of who in the United States has been diagnosed with COVID-19 and how they fared. The latest figures confirm that older people, minorities and those with preexisting health conditions are at the highest risk of death. There was a total of […]

Fauci says he feels safe despite threats, is focusing on job

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top U.S. infectious disease official, said Thursday he feels safe despite reports he’s received online threats and has had uncomfortable personal encounters with admirers that prompted the Trump administration to assign him a security detail. Fauci, a key member of the White House coronavirus task force who appears almost daily on […]