A new children’s book about the director of U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Dr. Anthony Fauci is set to be released on June 29.
The book, titled, “Dr. Fauci: How a Boy from Brooklyn Became America’s Doctor” is being published by Simon & Schuster and recommended for children ages 4 to 8.
The book blurb states, “His father and immigrant grandfather taught Anthony to ask questions. Consider all the data, and never give up – and Anthony’s ability to stay curious and to communicate with people would serve him his entire life.”
The author, Kate Messner, said her goal in writing the book was to inspire other children to be like Dr. Fauci.
Messner told CNN, “Before Tony Fauci was America’s doctor, he was a kid with a million questions, about everything from the tropical fish in his bedroom to the things he was taught in Sunday school. I’m really hopeful that curious kids who read this book – those we’re counting on to solve tomorrow’s scientific challenges – will see themselves in the pages of Dr Fauci’s story and set their goals just as high.”
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Moderna Begins Vaccinating 6 Month Old Babies and Children, Fauci Says It's Crucial
The biotech firm Moderna has begun testing its COVID-19 vaccine in young children and babies as young as six months old.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority have collaborated with Moderna on the study.
Moderna plans to enroll 6,750 participants in the US and Canada in the trial, called the KidCOVE study. Researchers will evaluate the safety of the two-dose vaccine given 28 days apart.
According to Cleveland Clinic, clinical trials in children differ from those in adults because of the increased layers of protection — both parents and children must agree to participate. Immune systems also vary depending on the age of the child, resulting in more complex trials relative to adult studies.
“We are encouraged by the primary analysis of the Phase 3 COVE study of mRNA-1273 in adults ages 18 and above and this pediatric study will help us assess the potential safety and immunogenicity of our COVID-19 vaccine candidate in this important younger age population,” Moderna CEO Stéphane Bancel said in a press release.
In the chart below from the CDC website, you can see the total deaths broken out per age group. Out of 396,265 deaths, 93 were from children under four years of age.
Rand Paul Argues With Fauci That Wearing A Mask After The Vaccine Is "Just Theater"
The Senate held a hearing Thursday on Covid where the conversation between Rand Paul and Anthony Fauci became heated. Paul accused Fauci of wearing a mask for “theater” after receiving a vaccine.
Fauci who has flip-flopped several times has told people not to wear a mask, then you need to wear one and now you need to wear two. Fauci’s newest reasoning for continuing to wear a mask after receiving the vaccine or having natural immunity is that is does not protect you against COVID-19 variants.
Paul expressed frustration at the nation’s leading infectious disease expert’s prediction that Americans might need to wear masks until 2022.
Paul pointed to one study that found no symptomatic reinfections, and another that showed natural infection would prevent the vast majority of people from being hospitalized from the virus for years to come.
“You’re telling everybody to wear a mask whether they’ve had infection or had a vaccine. What I’m saying is they have immunity and everybody agrees they have immunity,” Paul, who is a physician, told Fauci.
“What studies do you have that people who have had the vaccine or had infection are spreading the infection? If we’re not spreading the infection isn’t it just theater? You’ve had the vaccine and you’re wearing 2 masks isn’t that theater?” Paul continued.
“Here we go again with the theater, let’s get down to the facts,” Fauci shot back.
“When you talk about reinfection and you don’t keep in the concept of variants, that’s an entirely different ballgame. That’s a good reason for a mask,” he said.
Paul pointed out that there was “no evidence” of significant reinfections of Covid-19 after infection or vaccine.
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