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In an interview broadcast by CBS on Sunday, Dr Anthony Fauci had strong words for Republicans attacking him over his role in the federal coronavirus response.
Joe Biden’s chief medical adviser has served seven presidents since 1984 and is now to the fore in preparations for the arrival of the Omicron coronavirus variant and efforts to increase vaccination against Covid-19.