First, the good news about Dr. Anthony Fauci: Dr. Fauciis Director of the National Institute of Health (NIH). He has served under six different presidents, both Republican and Democrat.
And now the bad news: he has been consistently wrong about the COVID-19 pandemic throughout the 4-5 months it has plagued us.
About the only thing Dr. Anthony Fauci had not reversed himself on during this time, was the lockdown. And now he’s reversed himself on that too.
From Travis Pittman’s article for WUSA9, the CBS affiliate in Washington D.C.:
The nation’s leading infectious disease expert says that keeping the country closed for too long to fight the coronavirus may cause “irreparable damage.” But, Dr. Anthony Fauci says, cities and states must balance that by not reducing social distancing measures too quickly.
“We can’t stay locked down for such a considerable period of time that you might do irreparable damage and have unintended consequences including consequences for health,” Fauci, a member of the White House coronavirus task force, told CNBC on Friday. “And it’s for that reason why the guidelines are being put forth so that the states and the cities can start to reenter and reopen.”
Hooboy. That’s not what he was saying last week, was it?
But is this change of direction anything new?
New York radio personality Mark Simone has compiled a list of 15 – that’s right, 15 – instances (so far) in which Dr. Fauci has made comments that turned out to be wrong in some significant way. Click here to see it…
…and then add lockdowns to the list at #16.
Look, I’m sure that Dr. Anthony Fauci is a very smart guy. And he certainly knows infinitely more about epidemiology than I ever will. But he has been wrong about the COVID-19 pandemic so often, in so many ways, that I question why anyone would take his pronouncements seriously.