Sidelined by the White House and harshly criticized in an extraordinary op-ed from one of President Trump’s top advisers, Anthony S. Fauci — the nation’s top infectious-disease expert — said in an interview published Wednesday that the country needs to focus on a surging virus “rather than these games people are playing.”

“We’ve got to almost reset this and say, ‘Okay, let’s stop this nonsense,' ” he said after being asked by the Atlantic to state “the truth about the federal response to the pandemic” in the United States. “We’ve got to figure out, How can we get our control over this now, and, looking forward, how can we make sure that next month, we don’t have another example of California, Texas, Florida, and Arizona?”

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