Fauci Scheduled To Join Lamont Briefing

John Silva
August 03, 2020 - 11:11 am

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(Hartford, Conn./WTIC) - Governor Lamont will hold a briefing this afternoon on the state's response to COVID-19.

Among those expected to take part will be Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

Fauci is widely regarded as the foremost expert on infectious disease and the point person on COVID-19 as a member of the White House coronavirus task force.

He has also, at times, butted heads with some in the administration about the virus including President Trump.

As far as Connecticut is concerned, the state has brought it's hospitalization and death rates down considerably since April to among the lowest in the nation.

Fauci will appear at the 4:00 p.m. briefing remotely from Washington D.C.