In his inauguration speech, President Biden vowed to “protect the truth and defeat the lie”.
So let’s start with Dr. About Anthony Fauci, who is completely honest, who has been the source of some of the most damaging misinformation about COVID-19.
At the very least, the nation’s top infectious-pathologist and Biden’s chief medical advisor are loose with facts and prone to change their minds.
This is the person who set the coronavirus policy in the Trump administration. If mistakes are made, as the Biden administration claims, they are the fallacies.
Still, surprisingly, Fauci told CNN on Friday that a “lack of candor” from the Trump administration had cost American lives.
But if people’s lives were really at stake last year, why did they wait until now to tell us?
Chalk it up from one habitual fiber to another convenient fiber, which has deceived us on everything from masks to immunity to the herd.
Even if you decide that these are not lies, but there is a lack of judgment by Fauci, they had potentially fatal consequences.
For example, Fauci’s peace returned on January 21 of last year, when he assured us that the virus that blamed China at the time was “not something that United States citizens should be concerned about.”
To be fair, the epidemic caught a lot of people unaware, but the thing about Fauci is that he is always so sure of himself.
The following week, he was at it again, opposing Donald Trump’s proposed flight ban from China, which Biden heard at the time as “xenophobia”.
It was January 28, and Trump told his business advisor, Peter Navarro, in the situation room to convince Fauci and other officials that the China travel ban would survive.
“The man I fought with that day was a neighbor,” Navarro told Sunday. He said, ‘He was against the travel ban. All of them kept saying that the travel ban does not work. ”
Navarro pushed back, “If you stop 20,000 Chinese citizens from coming in every day and some are infected, you’re telling me that the virus isn’t going to spread?” It was like talking to a brick wall. ”
The next day, Navarro wrote a memo recalling three options: If you do nothing and there is no danger, then it is fine; If you ban travel and there is no danger, you lose a few million dollars; But if you do nothing and there is danger, the risk is one million American lives and over $ 2 trillion in losses.
“I paped everyone in the task force with memos and. . . It flipped everyone to support the president, ”Navarro said.
Trump imposed a travel ban on 31 January and Fauci later credited the action with saving lives.
But, Navarro says, “If Biden was president and Fauci was the top adviser, we would probably have killed a million more Americans.”
Fauci’s advice on masks was then.
Back in March, when the coronovirus was destroying New York, they reported that the masks were useless.
“Right now in the United States, people shouldn’t be walking around with masks,” he said “60 minutes.”
Three months later, he did a backflip: “Mask works. . . To prevent infecting someone else. . . But also, it can protect you to some extent. ”
Last June by his pool in sunglasses and novelty socks, Fauci told InStyle magazine that he had no regrets about lying:
“We were told… We have a serious problem with the lack of PPE and masks for health providers. [and decided] We really need to save the façade of those they need most. ”
This was a great lie, so they didn’t feel the need to apologize or even be a little embarrassed.
But public confidence in medical experts at the height of the epidemic was not more corrosive.
If Fauci lied about masks, what else would he lie about?
He also lies about herd immunity.
In December, Fauci admitted in The New York Times that he was “slowly but deliberately advancing target positions” on the percentage of the population needed to vaccinate before “herd immunity” against COVID-19.
“When polls said that only about half of all Americans would get vaccinated, I was saying that herd immunity would be 70 to 75 percent. Then, when new surveys said 60 percent or more would take it, I thought , ‘I can raise it a little higher,’ so I went to 80, 85.
Fauci is not accurate with numbers, which is strange for a scientist who resorts to professors to take care of facts.
For example, on the first day of Biden last week, Fauci said that we would have “100 million people vaccinated in the first 100 days” and specified that they meant both “primary and boost” shots, a total of 200 million in arms. Shots.
On Sunday, he was “forced to clarify”, as there was a slight misunderstanding. The person we are talking about is 100 million shots. ”
The target of 100 million is fake anyway, because we are already there. According to a tracker from Bloomberg News, in the week before the inauguration, 912,000 shots were administered per day. On opening day, it was 1.6 million shots.
Fauci last week emphasized how “liberating” it is now for Biden. “One of the new things in this administration is: if you don’t know the answer, don’t guess.” Just you don’t know the answer.
This would be appropriate for Fauci, because for an expert, he never knows the answer to anything.
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Gov. Andrew Andrew was charming in his favorite pastime, boasting.
“Never arrogant with Kovid” he said, proud of the alluring alliance.
The word truer was never spoken. I will take credit for that quote. ”
Maybe they should take their advice before accepting Amy and wrote a book congratulating themselves for the country’s worst COVID response.
Which you call arrogant in every sense of the word.