In a conversation with the American Medical Association, the director of National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases spoke about politics, science and vaccines
[Ed. Note: Translation: Disagreeing with me will be treated as acting politically.]
by Quentin Fottrell
Dr. Anthony Fauci has a word for his industry colleagues.
In a conversation with the American Medical Association, Fauci, director of National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said physicians need to be careful about their public statements. “Stay completely apolitical,” he said. “Don’t get involved in any of the political aspects, and just focus on what your job is as a scientist and a physician. You do that, you’ll be fine.”
Speaking to AMA Executive Vice President and CEO James Madara, Fauci said there have been significant improvements in treatment regarding when it’s best to put people on ventilators and how much oxygen to administer during intubation. “We just get better at treating the disease. We know what works, what doesn’t work,” he said.