"Tony's Pitching Arm Is Far More Accurate": Trump Rips Fauci After Recent Comments Surface
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On Tuesday, President Donald Trump unloaded on Dr. Anthony Fauci, stating that his “pitching arm is far more accurate than his prognostications.”
President Trump was referring to Fauci's disastrous first pitch during a Washington Nationals game over summer.
“Actually, Tony’s pitching arm is far more accurate than his prognostications. ‘No problem, no masks.’ WHO no longer likes Lockdowns – just came out against. Trump was right. We saved 2,000,000 USA lives!!!” President Trump said on Twitter.
The President was hammering Fauci for his flip-flop policies when it comes to the coronavirus. During an interview with '60 Minutes' in March, Fauci admitted that masks are basically useless and just make people "feel a little bit better."
“There’s no reason to be walking around with a mask,” Fauci said. “Wearing a mask might make people feel a little bit better and it might even block a droplet, but it’s not providing the perfect protection that people think that it is. And often, there are unintended consequences; people keep fiddling with the mask and they keep touching their face.”
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in April gave guidance for masks.
“CDC continues to study the spread and effects of the novel coronavirus across the United States,” they said. “We now know from recent studies that a significant portion of individuals with coronavirus lack symptoms (‘asymptomatic’) and that even those who eventually develop symptoms (‘pre-symptomatic’) can transmit the virus to others before showing symptoms. This means that the virus can spread between people interacting in close proximity—for example, speaking, coughing, or sneezing—even if those people are not exhibiting symptoms.”
President Trump also unloaded on Fauci for the devastating lockdowns. This week, the World Health Organization discouraged the lockdowns, arguing that they should be only used as a last resort.
“We in the World Health Organization do not advocate lockdowns as the primary means of control of this virus,” said WHO envoy Dr. David Nabarro.
“The only time we believe a lockdown is justified is to buy you time to reorganize, regroup, rebalance your resources, protect your health workers who are exhausted, but by and large, we’d rather not do it,” Nabarro said. “Lockdowns just have one consequence that you must never, ever belittle, and that is making poor people an awful lot poorer.”
On Monday, President Trump claimed victory. “The World Health Organization, did you see what happened? They came out a little while ago and they admitted that Donald Trump was right,” he said during a rally in Florida.
“The lockdowns are doing tremendous damage to these Democrat-run states where they are locked down, sealed up. Suicide rates, drug rates, alcoholism, death by so many different forms. You can’t do that,” he said.
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