Dr. Fauci’s Job May be Hanging by a Thread
Dr. Anthony Fauci has become a favorite of the anti-Trump media. He’s become “America’s Doctor.” They love everything this guy says. Especially when he appears to disagree with or disparage President Trump.
Liberal media pundits nearly wet their pants in excitement when Dr. Fauci showed up on Democrats favorite network for an interview. The interviewer Jake Tapper threw out a loaded question: “Did President Trump’s delays in earlier mitigation efforts cost lives? Does the President have blood on his hands?”
Fauci, fell for Tappers bait, “Well, uh, actually,” stammered Fauci, “early calls to set up life-saving social distancing measures faced a lot of pushback.”
Dr. Fauci’s tortured, bumbling response to an egregious gotcha question made matters worse, “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….”
Cornered by his own hubris, Fauci continued, “Obviously, no one is going to deny that. But what goes into those 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.”
And by the same token if health officials in China recognized that eating dead bats passed deadly infections to humans, they could have saved lives. But, you know, there was pushback from the government, along with jailed physicians who tried to sound an early warning.
The interview went downhill from there. CNN crowed that they may have skewered the hated President Trump on this one.
What Jake Tapper and the anti-Trump media are forgetting is that in late February health officials were predicting 250 million infections, 7.7 million hospitalizations, and 1.7 million deaths in America.
Well, okay, those numbers are yet to pan out. As we approach the top of the curve, so far about 583,000 Americans have been infected and a little more than 23,000 have died. So, the coronavirus has some catching up to do.
The truth is that Dr. Fauci and his group of microbiologists have from the outset not been all that reliable. The esteemed World Health Organization fell into the same PR credibility trap when they refused to recognize China’s pandemic as a worldwide threat—until it actually became one.
WHO’s response when called out by President Trump: Well, let’s not make this political, people. We could be looking at a lot of body bags here.
Dr. Fauci feeling the heat and pushback from more than one elected official who wanted him off the task force, later “clarified” his comments on CNN. He explained that he was just “answering a hypothetical question and did not mean to suggest fault.”
Note to Dr. Fauci: Watch what you say. There are vultures like Nancy Pelosi and Adam Schiff still circling looking for red meat—undaunted by their unbroken record disastrous defeats at the hands of President Trump.
Finally, before he appeared on CNN, Dr. Fauci may have forgotten about his January interview on Fox. He was asked whether we should worry about the coronavirus threat.
His response, “Well obviously we have to take it seriously and follow the things the CDC an DHS are doing, but 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.”