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Coronavirus: White House targets US disease chief Dr Anthony Fauci

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A memo leaked over the weekend said several officials were "concerned" by Dr Fauci's past comments.
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As the nation confronts a surge in coronavirus infections across the South and parts of the West, tensions between the White House and Dr. Anthony Fauci, a highly respected and leading expert on infectious diseases, have burst into public view amid competing assessments of the country's response to...

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