Dr. Anthony Fauci said Wednesday many of the attacks on him over the past year amounted to “attacking science,” saying all his public health recommendations had been rooted in fact.
In a sympathetic interview with MSNBC’s Chuck Todd, Fauci responded to Republican criticisms of him based on released emails last week that delved into his public health recommendations such as on masks, financial links between his federal health agency and the Wuhan Institute of Virology, and his early doubts of the “lab-leak” idea that’s become increasingly viewed as a credible origin.
“A lot of what you’re seeing as attacks on me quite frankly are attacks on science, because all of the things that I have spoken about consistently from the very beginning have been fundamentally based on science,” Fauci said. “Sometimes those things were inconvenient truths for people and there was pushback against me, so if you are trying to, you know, get at me as a public health official and a scientist, you’re really attacking not only Dr. Anthony Fauci, you’re attacking science, and anybody that looks at what is going on clearly sees that.”
Dr. Anthony Fauci’s declaration on MSNBC that “attacks on me are attacks against science” reveals to the world what an arrogant jerk he is. Fauci is the guy who has admitted that he moved the goal posts on what percentage of Americans needed to be vaccinated in order to reach herd immunity, not because of the science but as a manipulation.
Fauci is the guy who warned that Americans may have to wear masks until 2022, as mask mandates were being removed with zero negative health consequences in states like Texas and Florida.
Fauci is the guy who has adamantly claimed since March 2020 that all scientific roads led to a zoological origin of the COVID-19 virus, when the federal scientific research lab, Lawrence Livermore Labs concluded that the lab leak theory was plausible and should be further investigated in May of 2020, which was ignored by the public health bureaucrat who believes he determines what science is.
Now Secretary of State Anthony Blinken is urging rapid action on determining the virus origin under the guise of preventing a future pandemic. Blinken is right, but it was Fauci who stopped this exact investigation through his public proclamations that we had to “follow the science” and not conspiracy theories. Now, we are a full year later, the danger of future pandemics has increased, and the likelihood of Chinese government cooperation is virtually nil.
After more than sixteen months of Anthony Fauci’s media manipulation under the guise of science, it is time to follow the science and get rid of this petty bureaucrat.
Rick Manning is President of Americans for Limited Government.
Cross-posted with The Daily Torch
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