WATCH: Dr. Fauci discusses reopening schools, businesses amid coronavirus pandemic

Fauci says to 'stick with the science'

FILE - In this June 26, 2020, file photo Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Dr. Anthony Fauci, center, speaks as Vice President Mike Pence, right, and Dr. Deborah Birx, White House coronavirus response coordinator, left, listen during a news conference with members of the Coronavirus task force at the Department of Health and Human Services in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
FILE - In this June 26, 2020, file photo Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Dr. Anthony Fauci, center, speaks as Vice President Mike Pence, right, and Dr. Deborah Birx, White House coronavirus response coordinator, left, listen during a news conference with members of the Coronavirus task force at the Department of Health and Human Services in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File) (AP)

SAN ANTONIO – Dr. Anthony Fauci discussed the ongoing COVID-19 crisis in the United States during a conversation with the Global Health Policy Center on Friday afternoon.

Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and member of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, spoke with J. Stephen Morrison, the senior vice president and director of the GHPC.

Fauci discussed necessary actions for the safe reopening of businesses and schools, according to the GHPC. GHPC is operated by the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

The public health expert, who has become a household name in the battle against the virus, will testify to a House subcommittee on July 31. The hearing will focus on “the urgent need for a national comprehensive plan” to address the virus, committee officials said in a statement announcing the session.

There have been more than 4 million confirmed cases in the U.S. of COVID-19, the disease the virus causes, and more than 144,000 deaths, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.

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