Media’s top infectious disease expert says he practices poll-tested science
Los Angeles, CA – Today America’s Frontline Doctors (AFLDS) criticized Dr. Anthony Fauci for recent comments he made to media outlets regarding the experimental COVID-19 vaccine and herd immunity. In separate interviews with the New York Times and CNN’s “State of the Union,” Fauci changed his prediction for the percentage of the US population required to be vaccinated in order to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus.
In November, the NIAID director claimed 70 to 75% of Americans needed to be vaccinated. Fauci explained his reasoning to the Times this way: “I was saying herd immunity would take 70 to 75 percent,” but “when newer surveys said 60 percent or more would take it, I thought, ‘I can nudge this up a bit,’ so I went to 80, 85.” Fauci later admitted to CNN host Dana Bash that his nearly 90% for herd immunity figure was a “guesstimate.” America’s Frontline Doctors responded to the Fauci flip-flop with the following statement:
“Dr. Fauci has demonstrated yet again that he’s no scientist, operates outside of scientific norms, and is cavalier in his public pronouncements. It’s no wonder he’s been on the wrong side or changed positions on every major public health question during the lockdown,” said Simone Gold, MD, JD and AFLDS Founder. “With this latest ‘guesstimate,’ Fauci has surrendered what little scientific credibility he had left. Creating population or herd immunity is not poll-tested guesswork to be wildly adjusted one week to the next. Serious scientists neither talk nor think like this.
“Dr. Fauci may be a media darling, but unfortunately for Americans dealing with his flip-flops on facial masks, general lockdowns, and school closures, he’s not a physician treating patients. America’s Frontline Doctors condemns sloppy, politicized, media-driven medicine. We call on Dr. Fauci and others in our so-called ‘expert’ class to commit to using time-tested scientific methods to provide sound guidance and full transparency to the public about the virus and this experimental vaccine,” said Gold.