1-Fauci says he warned Trump in January that the US was in real trouble but that is not what he said publicly.
In January Dr. Anthony Fauci told Newsmax TV that the United States “did not have to worry” about the coronavirus and that it was “not a major threat.
2) warned of an apocalyptic coronavirus pandemic — then just weeks later he later compared the coronavirus to a bad flu.
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4.) On March 20th Dr. Fauci jumped in and “corrected” the president during a press briefing on hydroxychloroquine treatment for coronavirus saying, “You got to be careful when you say ‘fairly effective.’ It was never done in a clinical trial… It was given to individuals and felt that maybe it worked.”
pushed these garbage models every step of the way.
5) Three weeks ago Dr. Fauci claimed 1 million to 2 million Americans would die from coronavirus. Then he said 100,000 to 200,000 Americans will die from the virus. Then last week he agreed 81,766 Americans would die from the coronavirus. Then by Wednesday, the experts cut the number of deaths to 60,415 projected deaths.
6.) On Sunday Dr. Fauci said President Trump should have shut down the economy in February.
The president was a bit pre-occupied in February with the Democrat impeachment sham.
That’s not what Dr. Fauci said ON FEBRUARY 29th
But in late February Fauci told the TODAY Show on February 29 that you don’t need to “change anything you’re doing.”:
Challenging Anthony Fauci
“I don’t think you are the one person who gets to make a decision. We can listen to your advice but there are people on the other side saying there’s not going to be a surge and we can safely open the economy.”
The speaker was Sen. Rand Paul, in the hearing with the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions on Tuesday. Sen. Paul, a medical doctor, was addressing Dr. Anthony Fauci of the president’s coronavirus task force. Dr. Fauci did not appreciate the challenge.
“I’m a scientist, a physician and a public health official,” Fauci said. The millions of Americans struggling to get their lives back might quibble with the order, and a key part of the description is missing.
Anthony Fauci earned a medical degree from Cornell University in 1966. He does not list advanced degrees in molecular biology so, strictly speaking, Anthony Fauci is not a virologist.
In 1984, a full 36 years ago, Fauci hired on with the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID).
There Fauci made a name for himself with the claim that AIDS would ravage the heterosexual community. That turned out to be wrong; for background, see The Myth of Heterosexual AIDS by Michael Fumento and Inventing the AIDS Virus by Peter Duesberg, who is a molecular biologist.
On Fauci’s watch, NIAID became a major funder of research for what is now known as HIV/AIDS. Dr. Fauci could often be found testifying before Congress, which is where the money comes from. Lately, his ability to get things wrong has been on full display.
In January of 2020, Dr. Fauci said it was unclear whether the coronavirus could spread person to person and cited a very low risk to the United States. Fauci said people need not wear masks and then contended they should. No more shaking hands, but according to Fauci, it’s okay to have sex with strangers you meet online.
In press conferences, Fauci avoided the most important fact about COVID-19 — the true mortality rate. Instead, Fauci showed fondness for various “models” of how the virus might spread. In early April, Fauci said the coronavirus might become “seasonal” with a resurgence later in the year. On Tuesday, the good doctor held to that line.
“If some areas — cities states or what have you — jump over those barriers, checkpoints and prematurely open up without having the capability of being able to respond effectively and efficiently,” Fauci testified, “my concern is that we will start to see little spikes that might turn into outbreaks.”
So maybe the kids would not be returning to school in fall, and their embattled parents not returning to work. That brought on the pushback from Rand Paul, who cited varying mortality figures and rejected a singular approach for the entire country.
In his response, Dr. Fauci said it was not his business to address economic concerns. That comes something as a surprise to the millions now unemployed due to the lockdown approach Fauci advances.
Prophecy and fear-mongering are not science, so Dr. Fauci’s claim to be first and foremost a scientist needs some qualification. Fauci, 79, is indeed a public health official, but also a politician of sorts.
Dr. Anthony Fauci has held forth at NIAID for 36 years, making decisions that affect millions of people, without once having to face the vote of the people. If the people thought he should have been shown the door years ago, it would be hard to blame them.
Lloyd Billingsley is a policy fellow at the Independent Institute.
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