At his first press briefing of the Biden presidency, Dr Anthony Fauci admitted he feels liberated to be “transparent” and “honest” with the American people about the state of the coronavirus pandemic — a sharp departure from the Trump administration’s whitewashing of the crisis.
“One of the things that was very clear as recently as about 15 minutes ago, when I was with the president… is that… we're going be completely transparent, open, and honest,” said Dr Fauci, the director of the National Institutes of Health and the nation’s top infectious disease expert.
“If things go wrong, not point fingers, but correct them,” he said.
“Everything we do will be based on science and evidence. I mean that was literally a conversation I had 15 minutes ago with the president. And he has said that multiple times,” Dr Fauci said.