"The man who became the face of the coronavirus response in the United States
says Australia’s willingness to accept science and resist conspiracy theories
will help the country stave off future pandemics, but is concerned growing
animosity and threats towards scientists will stifle the next generation of
experts inspired by the events of the past three years.
In an interview with the Sydney Morning Herald
and The Age
, Dr Anthony
Fauci also said the responsible use of artificial intelligence would help
scientists anticipate future variants of COVID-19 and predict other problem
diseases before they reach pandemic level.
“Obviously, there are books now being written about the dangers of artificial
intelligence,” he said. “But I think if you look at it under a controlled
situation, there are many, many advantages for artificial intelligence in every
aspect of medicine and health, from reading X-rays to skin biopsies to …
responding to the next pandemic.”
Fauci retired from public service in December after spending 54 years with the
National Institutes of Health and 38 years as the director of the National
Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease.
But retirement has not slowed down Fauci. The 82-year-old has taken on a
teaching role at Georgetown University, is writing his memoirs due in November,
and this week appeared at the International Aids Society conference in
As the public health face of America’s pandemic response, Fauci was often
called upon in real-time to diplomatically correct false claims made by
then-president Donald Trump on hydroxychloroquine, progress toward vaccines and
the comparative dangers of coronavirus and the flu."
Via Violet Blue’s Pandemic Roundup
: July 27, 2023
*** Xanni ***
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