Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top-infectious disease expert, said he received death threats last month.
Officials in Australia, Sweden, and Germany also reported threats, The Washington Post reported.
Around the world, health officials are facing death threats as they attempt to advise their respective population on ways to reduced or contain the spread of the coronavirus.
Last month, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top-infectious disease expert, said he received death threats because of the "political tone" of the virus.
Anders Tegnell, the "architect" behind Sweden's relaxed coronavirus approach, reported to police he and his family faced death threats.
Grayson County health officials stopped giving updates on social media because the comments were impacting their mental health, WDRB reported.
They resumed two weeks after the threats, and told the outlet they began blocking people to avoid "toxic" information. »