Fauci conspicuously stops doing TV interviews as White House moves to reopen economy

That’s CNN’s headline. We all know that he was stopped from doing them, not that he voluntarily stopped doing them. It’s difficult to push the country into reopening when the expert is in front of the cameras telling everyone it’s wayyyyy too soon:

The nation’s top infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, has been conspicuously absent from national television interviews over the last two weeks, as the White House moves ahead with reopening the economy.

Fauci, the head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, last gave a television interview when he spoke to CNN anchor Chris Cuomo on May 4th.

Prior to his recent absence from the airwaves, Fauci was regularly appearing on national news programs to update the American people on the country’s fight against the coronavirus.

While Fauci has been on “modified quarantine” after possible exposure to the virus, he has still been present at the White House and testified remotely before the Senate last week.