The main epidemiologist of the US government, Anthony Fauki, denounced on Tuesday before the Senate having received "death threats" because of the "lies" that the Republicans pour against him and revealed the arrest of a man who wanted to kill him weeks ago.
"I have received death threats, harassing my family and my children with obscene calls because people lie on me," said Fauci before the High Chamber Health Committee in a tense Rifirrafe with Republican Senator Rand Paul during an appearance on Covid-19 contagion records.
The epidemiologist put as an example that on December 21, police arrested a man who traveled from Sacramento to Washington to kill him. "In him he found an AR-15 rifle and several ammunition," said Faucai.
Previously, Paul accused him of "attacking scientists who do not agree" with him and he took responsibility for Fauci for the death of more than 800,000 Americans since the beginning of the pandemic. For the part of him, Fauci regretted that the Senator "use the catastrophic epidemic for the political game of him."
The United States beat a new record of hospitalizations on Covid-19 on Tuesday, with more than 145,000 people entered into health centers, according to the data of the Department of Health and Human Services (HSS). In total, there are 145,982 patients hospitalized in the country with Covid-19, of which 4,462 are minors.
The figure exceeds 142,273 patients admitted on January 14, 2021, the largest number that had been recorded so far from the beginning of the pandemic.
Together with Faucai also appeared before the Senate Committee Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), who defended himself from the accusations received by the confusing recommendations that the agency has dictated during the last days. "The main objective of the CDC is to translate science into the best recommendations for daily life," the doctor claimed.
He recalled that the quarantine for the asymptomatic Covid-19 patients is five days, a decision that was made due to the lack of personnel suffering from the country's hospitals from the contagion among the medical staff.Updated Date: 11 January 2022, 13:27