Dr. Fauci has some explaining to do
4/13/2020 3:44:31 PM
In his interview this weekend with cnnBS he implied that they made early recommendations that were not followed. That is demonstrably false and at odds with his many public statements. He was specifically asked if we had done something to quarantine on March 21st and implied they tried but their recommendations were not accepted and that additional people died as a result. Recall, this is over 7 weeks after Trump halted flights from China to the universal condemnation of the left (including Crazy Uncle Joe) and the media. It's no wonder #firefauci is trending on Twitter.
Judge for yourself.
February 29th (8 days after the 21st):
TODAY SHOW: So Dr. Fauci, it’s Saturday morning in America, people are waking up right now with real concerns about this; they want to go to malls, and movies, maybe the gym, as well. Should we be changing our habits, and if so, how?
FAUCI: No. Right now at this moment, there is no need to change anything that you’re doing on a day-by-day basis. Right now the risk is still low, but this could change. I’ve said that many times, even on this program. You got watch out, because although the risk is low now, you don’t need to change anything you’re doing. When you start to see community spread, this could change, and force you to become much more attentive to doing things that would protect you from, spread.
March 9th (17 days after the 21st):
FAUCI: You know, I can’t comment on campaign rallies. It really depends. We are having as we all said — this is something in motion. This is an evolving thing. So I’m not sure what we’re going to be able to say at the time we’re going to have a campaign rally. If you’re talking about a campaign rally tomorrow, in a place where there is no community spread, I think the judgment to have it might be a good judgment. [But] if you want to talk about large gatherings in a place you have community spread, I think that’s a judgment call, and if someone decides they want to cancel it, I wouldn’t publicly criticize them.
And then this about cruises.
FAUCI: I think if you’re a healthy young person that there is no reason; if you want to go on a cruise ship, to go on a cruise ship. Personally, I would never go on a cruise ship, because I don’t like cruises. But [laughs at own joke] that’s another story. But the fact is, if you have the condition that I’ve been speaking about over and over again to this group, namely an individual who has an underlying condition, particularly an elderly person who has an underlying condition, I would recommend strongly that they do not go on a cruise ship.
So him saying lives could have been saved had the restrictions been put in place earlier is rich indeed. He will not be treated well when the history of this response to the pandemic is examined.