Letters to the Editor

Dr. Fauci is more needed than ever

During the COVID-19 crisis in the United States, one voice and presence has been a constant source of information and reassurance, Dr. Anthony Fauci. Fauci has served as the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and as a physician with the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Fauci has served Americans in a variety of health related roles for the past 50 years and has been an adviser to every president since Reagan — four Republicans and two Democrats.

Fauci’s experience and resume should speak for itself, yet our president’s reckless retweet of #FireFauci puts the doctor’s future role as an adviser during this time of pandemic and national crisis in question.

With a president who shoots from the hip at news conferences and possesses no medical qualifications, Fauci’s expert advice and guidance is needed most at this time. The U.S. leads all countries in the world in cases of coronavirus and deaths by the virus. To remove Fauci at this time would be a disaster.

Tanya Burgess

Cedar Rapids

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