The U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Larbor, and Pensions, will hear testimony today on how to safely get back to work and back to school.
Testifying before the panel:
Dr. Anthony Fauci the Director of National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases for the National Institutes of Health.
Dr. Robert Redfield Director of the Center for Disease Control.
ADM Brett Giroir, MD, Assistant Secretary for Health at the Department of Health and Human Services.
Dr. Stephen Hahn, Commissioner for the Food and Drugs Administration.
On Monday the New York Times reported that according to an email sent to a New York Times reporter, Fauci plans to warn them of the danger of opening the country prematurely and that if we skip over checkpoints we run the danger of many outbreaks throughout the country.
The major message that I wish to convey to the Senate HLP committee tomorrow is the danger of trying to open the country prematurely.
If we skip over the checkpoints in the guidelines to ‘Open America Again,’ then we risk the danger of multiple outbreaks throughout the country. This will not only result in needless suffering and death, but would actually set us back on our quest to return to normal.Fauci email via New York Times. 05/011/12
As the USA TODAY reported on Monday the witnesses will testify via videoconference as the witnesses are all self-quarantining in some form following the announced coronavirus cases from the White House.
Courthouse News reporter Brandi Buchman will be live tweeting the hearing.
Today, Dr. Anthony Fauci will testify before the Senate and he is prepared to warn lawmakers that 'reopening' America too fast— Brandi Buchman (@BBuchman_CNS) May 12, 2020
"will not only result in needless suffering and death, but would actually set us back on our quest to return to normal."
Live-tweeting starts at 10AM.
PBS News Hour.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, @CDCDirector Dr. Robert Redfield, Dr. Stephen Hahn (@SteveFDA) and Assistant Secretary of Public Health ADM Brett Giroir (@hhsgov) testify before Senate @GOPHELP @HELPCmteDems – LIVE at 10am ET on C-SPAN3, @cspanradio & online here: https://t.co/Tg9oc5y3GE pic.twitter.com/Z1O7QifvQC— CSPAN (@cspan) May 12, 2020