The left wing media has pounced upon something Dr. Anthony Fauci said in an interview yesterday
Tapper said, “Do you think lives could have been saved if social distancing, physical distancing, stay-at-home measures, had started the third week of February instead of mid-March?”
Fauci said, “You know, Jake, again, it’s the what would have, what could have. It’s very difficult to go back and say that. I mean, obviously, you could logically say that if you had a process that was ongoing and you started mitigation earlier, you could have saved lives. Obviously, no one is going to deny that. But what goes into those kinds of decisions is complicated. But you’re right, I mean, obviously, if we had right from the very beginning shut everything down, it may have been a little bit different. But there was a lot of pushback about shutting things down back then.”
Slate put it this way
Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, characterized it as a no-brainer to assume that if measures would have been taken earlier to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus lives could have been saved. “I mean, obviously you could logically say that if you had a process that was ongoing and you started mitigation earlier, you could have saved lives,” Fauci said on CNN’s State of the Union. “Obviously, no one is going to deny that. But what goes into those kinds of decisions is complicated.”
Fauci made the statement when he was asked about a bombshell New York Times report that revealed how Fauci and other top officials had been recommending that social distancing guidelines be implemented back in February but it took Trump’s administration until mid-March to actually announce them. “We look at it from a pure health standpoint,” Fauci said. “We make a recommendation. Often, the recommendation is taken. Sometimes, it’s not. But … it is what it is. We are where we are right now.”
Sounds great. Hindsight always does. Fortunately, we have something called the Wayback Machine. It can show us what Fauci was saying at the time. Let’s have a look:
Jan, 21 Anthony Fauci
““…..This is not a major threat to the people of the United States and this is not something that the citizens of the United States right now should be worried about.””
During the time Fauci says he was recommending social distancing guidelines to the President he was publicly saying this:
Risk of coronavirus in USA is ‘minuscule’; skip mask and wash hands
“Now, in the United States, there is absolutely no reason whatsoever to wear a mask.”
Fauci doesn’t want people to worry about coronavirus, the danger of which is “just minuscule.” But he does want them to take precautions against the “influenza outbreak, which is having its second wave.”
Fauci Feb. 29: No need to change lifestyle yet
“Right now at this moment there is no need to change anything you’re doing”
“..the risk is low but that could change”
Is Fauci saying that he intentionally lied to the nation in February? It’s hard to interpret this any other way.
Dr. Anthony Fauci said based on modeling of the current pace of the coronavirus’ spread in the U.S., “between 100,000 and 200,000” people may die from COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.
Fauci vs. Fauci on travel bans
Now you might think that the “press” would do a little research and look into what Fauci was saying back then versus what he said yesterday as we have done here, but you’d be wrong.
I have reluctantly come to a conclusion- Fauci is as much a politician as he is a scientist. Maybe more so. He doesn’t want anything to dirty himself up- not even with his own words. If Trump relieves him of his position, Fauci will have earned it. The country does not need another “Not my fault” politician screwing with this pandemic.
And do pay attention to the left wing media as they blast Trump for Fauci’s mendacity. One cannot help but wonder if Fauci is playing into these hands– intentionally
Sunday on MSNBC’s “AM Joy,” House Intelligence Committee chairman Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) said he would investigate what warnings from the intelligence community and health organizations that President Donald Trump ignored in the early stages of the coronavirus pandemic.
Fauci is a Hillary Clinton supporter and donor. I had hoped that would not color his efforts on the Task Force. Fauci is also a staunch supporter of the Chinese puppet Communist maggot at the head of the World Health Organization, who is responsible for countless deaths worldwide.
I am very disappointed in Fauci. He proves that too long a tenure in the limelight tends to make one act more and more politically. Fauci is now a political animal more than he is a doctor.