Dr Fauci: 'Liberating' to work with new team on virus
Dr Anthony Fauci, the US's leading infectious disease expert, was tasked byPresident Joe Biden to give an update on the coronavirus pandemic afterlargely being sidelined in recent months by former president Donald Trump.
DrFauci said the new administration would "be completely open and honest" indealing with the pandemic and, in an implicit rebuke to the Trumpadministration, said everything now would be "based on science and evidence".
[NFA] Alabama's governor on Thursday extended for another month an order mandating residents to wear face masks to protect against COVID-19, breaking with Mississippi and Texas as the issue again becomes the focus of political debate. The report produced by Freddie Joyner.
[NFA] Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top U.S. infectious disease official, on Sunday urged Americans to take any of the three approved COVID-19 vaccines available to them, including the newly-authorized single-shot vaccine from Johnson & Johnson. Lisa Bernhard produced this report.
Former President Donald Trump said he plans to campaign against GOP Sen. Lisa Murkowski in Alaska next year when she’s up for reelection, intensifying his pledges to oppose GOP lawmakers who have bucked him.
Rep. Mike Quigley (D-IL) weighs in on Fox News host Tucker Carlson calling QAnon supporters “gentle people.” Quigley was at the Capitol on January 6 when a pro-Trump mob stormed the building, leaving five dead and dozens injured.
In an interview with CNN’s Brianna Keilar, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) said that Trump’s stimulus package did more for Americans because President Biden’s slimmed-down Covid-19 relief package has an income cap for stimulus payments.
Democratic congressman Eric Swalwell has sued Donald Trump, his lawyer Rudy Giuliani and other allies of the former president over the deadly attack on the U.S. Capitol when violent Trump supporters tried to stop the certification of Trump's election defeat. This report produced by Zachary Goelman.
The Senate on Saturday passed President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief plan in a party-line vote after an all-night session that saw Democrats battling among themselves over jobless aid and the Republican minority failing to push through some three dozen amendments. This report produced by Jonah Green.