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Bullet policy, statements · Jul 14, 2020

AIBS Statement of Support for Dr. Fauci

Science, not politics, must guide COVID-19 response

The American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS) supports the development of public policy decisions based on scientific evidence. The COVID-19 pandemic requires evidence-based decision-making, which includes accurate monitoring of the incidence and spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and the implementation of policy based on existing and emerging data.

The White House has initiated a political campaign to discredit Dr. Anthony Fauci by suggesting Dr. Fauci made mistakes early in the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Fauci is a world-renowned expert on infectious diseases who has and continues to use data to advise the White House and public about the best ways to prevent the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19. AIBS resolutely supports Dr. Fauci and the thousands of other public health professionals who are providing the leadership and dedicated work required to protect the public from this terrible disease.

All political leaders in the United States, regardless of office or location, must base public health decisions on the scientific and medical advice of recognized public health experts.

AIBS is a scientific organization whose membership includes more than 120 professional scientific societies and related research organizations. AIBS promotes scientifically-informed decision-making for the benefit of society.

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