Opinion | Stop the Attacks on Anthony Fauci, and Listen to Him

Readers urge the country — and President Trump — to heed the infectious-disease expert.

To the Editor:

Re “Chief Scientist Draws Venom From the Right” (front page, March 29):

Please, President Trump, use the power of your office to silence the demeaning of Dr. Anthony Fauci by your conservative supporters. It is costing American lives! He and other medical professionals are giving us the facts — not sugarcoating them.

We need people to believe our scientists and listen to their recommendations so that we can slow down the spread of this very contagious virus. It is not a hoax, it is not a plot against you. You need to tell everyone that, loudly and clearly and now! That would be leadership.

Nancy P. Nemlich
White Plains, N.Y.

To the Editor:

One of the greatest impediments to our understanding of what is happening in the United States regarding the coronavirus is that Dr. Deborah Birx and even Dr. Anthony Fauci must always have to couch what they say in terms that are flattering to our intensely insecure president. If only they could “talk straight,” we would be far better informed and in a position to protect ourselves more effectively.

Ellen S. Hirsch
New York

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