Tracking The Federal Government’s Top Infectious Disease ‘Expert’s’ Evolving Relationship With Scientific Truth
Los Angeles, CA – America’s Frontline Doctors’ (AFLDS) Fauci Flip-flop weekly roundup is an ongoing record of the top flubs, contradictory advice, and botched predictions from President Biden’s chief medical advisor and director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). This week, Dr. Fauci:
- Attempted to spin reports of potentially fatal blood clots arising in at least six women after these patients received the single-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Speaking to a Fox affiliate in Indianapolis, Fauci claimed “it really should confirm and underscore how safe vaccines are because the same monitoring system that picked up the very rare events has picked up nothing of concern into the other 200 million doses that have been given,” even though an initial tranche of data from the federal government’s own vaccine-reporting system showed so-called “adverse events” affected more nonelderly women than men, including 35 reported deaths from the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines between December 14, 2020 and January 13, 2021.
- Ludicrously presented his Florida audience with the Hobson’s choice between mandatory vaccinations and permanent lockdowns, saying, “They [Republicans] want to be able to say these restrictions that are put on by public health recommendations are things that they’re very concerned about. We’re all concerned about that. We share that concern, but the way you get rid of those restrictions is to get as many people vaccinated as quickly and as expeditiously as possible.” According to U-Haul, Florida ranked third overall in new residents in 2020, behind Tennessee and Texas, states that also avoided implementing extreme (and ineffective) COVID-19 mitigation policies.
- Continued to advocate facial masking requirements for those half of all Americans who have received at least one vaccine dose, despite evidence suggesting that immunity from prior infection alone is much more robust against emerging variants than Fauci will admit.
- Told CNN’s “State of the Union” that general lockdowns, mask mandates, restricted movement, economic suppression, abrogation of religious freedoms, and other overweening, unconstitutional actions on the part of federal and state governments “has nothing to do with liberties.” In 2020, Fauci notably reversed his rigid stance on lockdowns, predicting “irreparable damage” if they continued.
“America’s Frontline Doctors supports recent efforts by members of Congress to demand documents and correspondence between Dr. Fauci and others at NIAID and elsewhere during the height of the pandemic. Americans deserve to understand what did Fauci know and when did he know it while the rest of us were confined to our homes,” said AFLDS. “The upshot of placing your trust in an insulated class of Washington experts is that they will double down on mistakes, with no accountability or contrition. Corruption of this kind starts at the top, and unless Dr. Fauci is replaced with someone prepared to speak honestly to the public about the failures of the government response, we are under no obligation to take his darkly incoherent pronouncements seriously.”