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  • Former FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb: "Right now, the declines that we're seeing, we can take to the bank."

    https://www.cbsnews.com/video/scott-...andemic-covid/

    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/transcr...april-25-2021/
    The following is a transcript of an interview with former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb that aired April 25, 2021, on "Face the Nation."

    JOHN DICKERSON: We go now to former FDA commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb. He sits on the board of Pfizer as well as Illumina, and he joins us from Westport, Connecticut. Good morning to you.

    DOCTOR SCOTT GOTTLIEB: Good morning.

    JOHN DICKERSON: Dr. Gottlieb, the CDC director this week said that there was a drop in cases that suggested a hopeful trend. Do you share that hope?

    DR. GOTTLIEB: Yeah, I think we are seeing a hopeful trend across the country. Cases are clearly declining. The positivity rate is about 3.3% right now. Hospitalizations are falling as well, which is a good indication. And even in hard-hit areas like Michigan, which had late epidemics, late surges, you're seeing cases start to come down. I think whereas the past trends when we saw cases start to decline, we were somewhat skeptical because we knew a lot of those declines were a result of behavioral changes, people pulling back more, taking more precautions. And then as soon as we sort of let our guard down, we saw cases surge again. Right now, the declines that we're seeing, we can take to the bank. I think we could feel more assured because they're being driven by vaccinations and greater levels of population-wide immunity, not just from vaccination, but also from prior infection. There's been a lot of Americans who've had this infection and have a level of immunity from their prior disease...

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    I do not have any of the qualifications that Dr. Gottlieb has but I think there is a lot we do not know about how a new coronavirus spreads throughout the world's populations.

    I think cautiously optimistic should be the attitude.

    Vaccines are not a 100% guarantee.

    Everyone should stay aware of COVID-19 spread in the world and their local area.

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