"Online Event: A Conversation with Dr. Anthony Fauci." CSIS Commission on Strengthening America's Health Security, Center for Strategic and International Studies, July 24, 2020. Accessed December 21, 2023.

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On July 24, J. Stephen Morrison interviewed Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health and member of the White House Coronavirus Task Force on Covid-19 in the United States. The United States is in the midst of a worsening crisis, with Covid-19 cases and deaths increasing in the Sun Belt, the West, and many other parts of the United States. This begs the question: what is the strategy for ensuring that the outbreak does not spiral out of control in the United States? How can the United States strengthen the basic public health capacities – test, trace, and isolate – needed to slow the spread? What federal, state, and local actions may be necessary to protect the American people and safely reopen businesses, schools, and sporting events?

J. Stephen Morrison, Senior Vice President and Director of the CSIS Global Health Policy Center, discussed these difficult questions with Dr. Anthony Fauci. They also discussed the development of a safe and effective Covid-19 vaccine, including the status and promise of Operation Warp Speed.

Full video of the event is available here:

This event was made possible by the generous support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.