The case of Dr. Fauci is one of confusion. Not the Biden type of confusion but one consisting of a pattern of contradictions. We can obviously start with the doomsday modeling that he has been touting throughout this pandemic. We now know that we are going to be nowhere close to the 2.2 million deaths originally predicted and dragged across the media.
However, his recent appearances on CNN and MSNBC seem to suggest that he had given different advice to President Trump back in January. He sits down for a discussion with Al Sharpton and says it became clear that this was a danger back in mid to late January.
Al Sharpton on his interview with Fauci:
Dr. Fauci explains why Trump’s travel bans didn’t work — and he was begging action as early as mid-January
The dates here are interesting and I’ll show you why in a minute.
Dr. Fauci also went on CNN over the weekend to discuss the Administration's handling of the Covid-19 pandemic, suggesting he wanted to shut things down in January but there was opposition to that.
"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."
Well, I have a problem with that and you should, too.
Here's Dr. Fauci, saying "it's not a major threat" on January 21 in an interview with Newsmax's Greg Kelly:
“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 should be worried about right now"
Here's Dr. Fauci on the NBC Weekend Today, on February 29, titled: "No need to change lifestyle yet."
Here's Dr. Fauci at a White House press conference on March 9th saying it's fine to go on a cruise.
“If you are a healthy young person, there is no reason if you want to go on a cruise ship, go on a cruise ship.”
Now, does that sound like a guy who's been begging the President to understand how serious this disease outbreak was? Remember, President Trump issued the travel ban on China against the advice of the W.H.O. and CDC (and Fauci).
Now Dr. Fauci is talking about never shaking hands again, shutting down the entire country in cycles, and discussing the elections in November.
I don't blame Dr. Fauci for getting it wrong from the start. I do, however, blame him for not making changes along the way and still putting his faith in these broken and laughable models. Is this some sort of incompetence or is there something else going on?
President Trump retweeted a post, on Sunday, calling to fire Dr. Fauci. It will be interesting how this plays out going forward. The President wants to open our economy back up and his advisors want to lock more of it down with each passing day.