Dr. Fauci will attend Vermont governor’s COVID-19 briefing this week

Vermont Gov. Phil Scott’s regular COVID-19 update will feature a familiar face Tuesday — one that has been seen nationally and internationally throughout the pandemic. 

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top infectious disease expert in the U.S., will offer brief perspective on the ongoing response to COVID-19 before answering Vermont reporters’ questions during the briefing. Fauci will attend the briefing by video call, and he will end his participation by 11:30 a.m.

Members of the media will be allowed to ask Fauci one question each, according to a release from Scott’s office.

Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, says a coronavirus vaccine could come earlier than expected.

Fauci has become most notable during the pandemic for publicly disagreeing with President Donald Trump’s characterizations of the pandemic and suggestions for treatment. Most recently, Fauci said that things may not get back to normal until “well into 2021, maybe even towards the end of 2021,” according to a story from USA TODAY.

Vermont has had the most success of any state in mitigating cases of COVID-19. It has held steady at 58 deaths since July.

Scott’s COVID-19 briefings are held Tuesdays and Fridays at 11 a.m.

Contact Elizabeth Murray at 802-651-4835 or emurray@freepressmedia.com. Follow her on Twitter at @LizMurrayBFP.

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