Fauci says he feels liberated to speak on science under Biden
Manila Bulletin|January 23, 2021
WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — In his first White House briefing as President Joe Biden's top advisor on COVID-19, Anthony Fauci said it was liberating that he could focus on science without fear of repercussion now that Donald Trump had left office.

The top infectious disease scientist was briefing reporters Thursday on the state of the US outbreak that has claimed more than 408,000 lives.

Asked to compare his experience under the previous administration to the new one, the 80-year-old responded a little coyly at first, saying he wasn't sure he could extrapolate based on first impressions.

But one of the things that was very clear as recently as about 15 minutes ago, when I was with the president, is that one of the things that we're going to do is to be completely transparent, open and honest.

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