Fauci confirms New York Times report Trump rebuffed social distancing advice

Health adviser says on CNN ‘you could logically say if you started mitigation earlier, you could have saved lives’

Prominent US public health adviser Dr Anthony Fauci appeared on Sunday to confirm a bombshell New York Times report which said he and other Trump administration officials recommended the implementation of physical distancing to combat the coronavirus in February, but were rebuffed for almost a month.

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