Trump called Fox News contributor who likened COVID-19 to the flu his “guide” to vaccines

In a July 22 interview, President Donald Trump told Dr. Marc Siegel that the Fox News medical contributor is “almost like my guide” to COVID-19 vaccines and therapeutics because “you really have a good take on it.” Siegel, a longtime contributor and nearly constant presence on Fox News since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, has spread misinformation about the virus, said the “worst case scenario” is “it could be the flu,” criticized states for rolling back restrictions after cases spiked again, and said Dr. Anthony Fauci’s job was to agree with the president.