Dr. Anthony Fauci: Waging the COVID War with `Realistic Optimism`
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Dr. Anthony Fauci, the country’s leading infectious-disease expert, joins host Dan Diamond to talk about the state of the coronavirus outbreak, the progress on vaccines and testing stumbles, and how he's protecting his own mental health during the crisis. 

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  • Check out Dan Diamond's accompanying story on Dr. Fauci at politico.com.
  • Americans trust Fauci far more than President Trump and other individuals when it comes to endorsing a vaccine, according to the latest POLITICO/Morning Consult poll.

Dan Diamond is the host of POLITICO Pulse Check and author of the POLITICO Pulse newsletter.
Dr. Anthony Fauci is the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. 
Kara Tabor produced this episode. 
Jenny Ament is the senior producer of POLITICO audio. 
Irene Noguchi is the executive producer of POLITICO audio. 

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