Dr. Anthony Fauci is getting ridiculed for an interview he did this week with Fox News’s “Your World with Neil Cavuto.” The doctor downplayed the impact that the government’s school closures had on the population and especially children during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In one back and forth between Fauci and Cavuto, the host asked Dr. Fauci if he regretted that regulations during the pandemic went too far. He focused on the fact that children could not go to school except remote and Cavuto said that it could have forever damaged children.
“Well, I don’t think it’s forever irreparably damaged anyone,” Fauci responded before saying, “People selectively … pull things out about me.”
That did not sit well with many, especially with parents. Fauci was slammed on social media when the clip went viral.
Scott Jennings, a Republican CNN contributor and a former member of the George W. Bush administration tweeted that Fauci did not have any “remorse” for what was done by his administration to children.
Rep. Dan Bishop, R-N.C., tweeted, “Fauci doesn’t live in the real world. He now wants everyone to forget about his malpractice so he can waltz off with a $350k annual pension!”
Josh Barnett, a Republican House candidate running in Arizona, tweeted that all Fauci does is lie and he should be prosecuted for what he did regarding gain of function research. Barnett also indicated that Fauci lied to Congress.
The president of the Committee to Unleash Prosperity, Phil Kerpen, went even deeper questioning how Fauci didn’t see that there were lockdown deaths. And that was backed up by Ellen Carmichael, a conservative activist, and entrepreneur, who declared that kids committed suicide. She questioned how Fauci could conclude that there was no “irreparable harm” caused by the lockdowns.
Nicole Saphier, a medical doctor, tweeted, “Rather than acknowledging and apologizing for some of the most extreme recommendations, Dr. Fauci refuses to acknowledge the long-term damage done to children from cowering to the teachers union rather than putting kids first. Unbelievable.”
It is clear that people understand that the COVID-19 school closures had a massive effect on students according to multiple studies. It affected them physically, mentally, and in their progression in education.
And if anyone should be aware of all this, “America’s Doctor” should.
Republican Governor Ron DeSantis from Florida called Dr. Anthony Fauci a “little elf” during a speech this week. He also said that someone should “chuck him across the Potomac.”
DeSantis made these comments during a Florida GOP “Keep Florida Free” event in Seminole County.
Fauci is the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and he is also serving as President Biden’s chief medical adviser. He announced on Monday that he will be stepping down in December.
He announced this week that he would be stepping down from his leadership as Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and Chief of the NIAID Laboratory of Immunoregulation. He will also leave his post as Chief Medical Advisor to President Joe Biden. Fauci said he would step down in December of 2022 and he is going to pursue the “next chapter” in his career.
Fauci made it clear that he is not going to retire but moving on from where he is serving now. He wants to use what he had learned in his role as NIAID Director to keep advancing science and public health. He wants to inspire the next generation of leaders in science, and he wants to help prepare the world for the next infectious threat.
Let’s just hope his “next chapter” can’t impact kids.