Fauci Debunks Ingraham To Her Face On HIV Vs COVID

Media Matters has the transcript:

LAURA INGRAHAM (HOST): On the question of a vaccine, we don’t have a vaccine for SARS. I mean, they got close in mice. We don’t have a vaccine for HIV, and life did go on, right? So, the idea that we are definitely going to have a vaccine, we didn’t really approach much else in the same way as we are pegging going back to normal with a vaccine. Did we?

ANTHONY FAUCI: Well — no, but Laura, this is different. HIV/AIDS is entirely different. We don’t have a vaccine for HIV/AIDS but we have spectacularly effective treatment. People who invariably would have died years ago right now are leading essentially normal lives.

SARS is a different story. SARS disappeared. We developed a vaccine — we were in the process of going through the various phases. We showed it was safe, we showed it induced a good response and then SARS disappeared, and we didn’t need to develop a vaccine for SARS.

So I think it’s a little bit misleading maybe to compare what we are going through now with HIV or SARS. They’re really different.