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COVID-19 treatments, vaccines could be ready by early 2021, Fauci tells Stanford Medicine

Original post made on Jul 14, 2020

The prognosis for getting a handle on COVID-19 could be good if the public is responsible for its actions and if scientific breakthroughs continue, Dr. Anthony Fauci told Stanford Medicine on Monday.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, July 14, 2020, 12:31 PM

Comments (17)

Posted by jo
a resident of Parkside
on Jul 14, 2020 at 2:19 pm

I'm no "T" fan.. but what has this Fauci guy being doing for 4 decades. He is basically a politician now and like most politcians.... I dont wanna listen.

Posted by Pleasanton Parent
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Jul 14, 2020 at 2:32 pm

This is good news

What parents are going to line up for this first round? At this point I wouldn’t be in the first yr of any new vaccine.

Posted by Gil
a resident of Hacienda Gardens
on Jul 14, 2020 at 2:51 pm

Wait, jo, are you denigrating somebody for being experienced? Would you rather hire an experienced plumber, or an inexperienced one? An veteran contractor or an apprentice? I'm confused on why being in a job for a long period of time means we shouldn't listen to their guidance. Please explain.

Posted by Wombat
a resident of Downtown
on Jul 14, 2020 at 3:14 pm

"It is truly a global pandemic of unprecedented — when I say unprecedented, back to (the) 1918 historical pandemic. I think 50 years from now, people are going to be reflecting historically on this the way we used to reflect on the 1918 outbreak," he (Fauci) said of the influenza pandemic, which killed an estimated 50 million people or more worldwide."

A bit hyperbolic for Fauci to be suggesting that the current virus is similar to the 1918 Spanish Flu. Even many otherwise healthy adults in the 20 to 40 age range were dying of the Spanish Flu in the 1918 pandemic. That's not happening here and now with coronavirus. The vast majority of those being struck down and dying of coronavirus are the elderly and those with significant pre-existing health conditions. The average age of those dying of coronavirus is about 75.

Posted by Jo
a resident of Parkside
on Jul 14, 2020 at 6:30 pm

Look Gil.. if you blame T is #1 then Fauci is a close #2. Sure Fauci does not set policy but he's been the top guy for nearly 40 years ? T is only been in office like Fauci had plenty of chances to influence others to set policy. It's not like we have not had a couple smaller scale scares... those being swine flu/H1N1, HIV/AIDS, whooping cough. The is plenty of blame to go around for a lot of people.

Biden has been in government like half a century.. I guess you are impressed with that too. I'm not.

Posted by BobB
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 14, 2020 at 6:53 pm

Oh great, we have the local "experts" and anti-vaxxers chiming in.

Posted by Gil
a resident of Hacienda Gardens
on Jul 14, 2020 at 6:55 pm

Jo, I don't think you paid close attention to the article, where it mentioned Dr. Fauci's experience with those diseases, too.

You went right to blame. Truthfully, throwing blame around at this point is premature and probably unproductive. We are living through a pandemic that most countries have struggled with. It's also not clear to me how the President (his name is Trump, by the way, not T. Mr. T was on the A-Team, not in the White House.) or Dr. Fauci are directly responsible for cases here In Pleasanton rising or falling. Our state and local leadership are much more directly responsible for the state of affairs. I also fail to see what Joe Biden has to do with anything, either. In case you don't know, for most of the 50 years you mention, Biden was a senator from Delaware, which isn't a cute little hamlet hidden away here in the Tri-Valley.

I find it baffling how some people seem to think experience, education, or knowledge is unseemly or disqualifying.

Posted by DKHSK
a resident of Bridle Creek
on Jul 14, 2020 at 10:53 pm

I do not believe a single thing that Fauci says...

...other than Trump has performed brilliantly under these circumstances.

But seriously...go back to the early days and his saying masks weren't necessary only to perform a 180 and now say they are required.

Breathtakingly stupid as only a government employee can be.


Posted by ComradeFauci
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 15, 2020 at 7:15 am

Fauci is a career bureaucrat trying to grow Government Power...aka Socialism. He knows darn well 1) there has never been a vaccine for an RNA virus 2) Vaccines DO harm people on occasion and that why they have their own legal recourse court 3) when you vaccinate your child or yourself you will have to isolate yourself for 1-4 days as you SHED a light case of the contagious virus, if you don’t you could be GIVING it to grandma grandpa and your friends and family you are in contact with. This is all just more nonsense from Fauci to tank our economy and eliminate our free way of life here in the USA thanks to his BUDDIES in communist China!

Posted by ComradeFauchi
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 15, 2020 at 7:28 am

And yes bob, In case your wondering, I have worked in infectious disease and vaccines most of my career. And I am not an “ anti Vaxer”. People just need to be informed and told the whole truth, not just truth from a political bureaucrat. Look at the nonsense coming from the Alameda County Public Heath Dept...not even relevant to Pleasanton, and our School Board is pretending like it’s law, and closing our Pleasanton Schools bases on IRRELEVANT data from other cities. We are NOT ALAMEDA UNIFIED, WE ARE PLEASANTON UNIFIED, and the lawsuits will start piling up since Haglunds job is to OPEN PLEASANTON SCHOOLS BASED ON OUR FACTS, NOT OTHER CITIES.

Posted by BobB
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 15, 2020 at 8:31 am

Oh wonderful. More anti-vaxxer garbage. Get your flu shot. Wear a mask. Stay off the weird fringe website that traffic in this ignorant garbage. Vaccines do not cause autism. Bill Gates is not trying to implant a chip in you. Follow the advice of licensed and competent doctors and health officials, not strange conspiracy theory websites.

Posted by BobB
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 15, 2020 at 8:33 am

All anti-vaxxers say they aren't anti-vaxxers, they say they're just for "vaccine safety".

Posted by DKHSK
a resident of Bridle Creek
on Jul 15, 2020 at 10:15 am

Examples of Fauci's incompetence per Peter Navarro:

1. Fought against the Presidents limiting flights from China.
2. Proclaimed in February the virus was "low risk".
3. Said that there was only anecdotal evidence that Hydrodroxycholine was "anecdotal". It wasn't.
4. Flip flopped on masks
5. Says a falling mortality rate doesn't matter. It does.

But BobB would rather call us "anti-vaxxers" (which in itself is a stupid label, but whatever) instead of talking about the real issues: total local, state and federal governmental incompetence.


Posted by Dena
a resident of Walnut Hills
on Jul 15, 2020 at 11:00 am

My gawd what a bunch of babies...
"total local, state and federal governmental incompetence" says the arm chair knee jerk bunch hiding behind your computer screen

Typical attitude; if I don't get everything I want I'm taking my toys home-it's my way or the highway

Are you doing your part or are you just going to complain, and complain, and complain?

Posted by BobB
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 15, 2020 at 11:21 am

Exactly right Dena. I would laugh, but their behavior has real consequences.

They need to take this seriously. Socially distance, wear a mask, get your flu shot, and wash your hands.

Posted by DKHSK
a resident of Bridle Creek
on Jul 15, 2020 at 12:03 pm

So Dena and BobB,

No defense for Fauci eh?

That is exactly what I thought.


Posted by BobB
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 15, 2020 at 1:21 pm

Doesn't need defense. Neither does Birx or any of the others.

Wear a mask. Get a flu shot. Socially distance.

Even the White House won't defend Navarro.

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