Fox News host Sean Hannity made it clear on his program Tuesday that the Biden administration’s new top medical adviser, Dr. Anthony Fauci, Functionary Extraordinaire, hasn’t been very consistent with his recommendations and messaging throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Dr. Anthony Fauci continues to face more backlash over his mixed messaging, inconsistencies, and contradictions. We’ve been told for months the vaccine is our path to normality. Now Fauci is saying even the vaccinated should avoid eating out at restaurants… People should wear masks until 2022?” the prime-time network star asked.
“Why such a negative messaging strategy on vaccines? Last March he said no masks. Then he said you might want to. Now he’s saying you have to wear two masks. We’re seeing a similar situation with vaccines,” he added.
The host went on to note that Fauci suggested last April that until a vaccine was developed and distributed, Americans would just have to endure lockdowns and restrictions on movement, public life, and of course the masks.
But then we got a vaccine. Actually, thanks to President Donald Trump’s “Operation Warp Speed,” we got two vaccines. And now, Johnson & Johnson has developed a single-dose vaccine that is safe and effective, according to the FDA.
So, we’re golden — right? Not so, says The Fauch.
“Now he’s telling us we still have to do everything we’re already doing — stay at home, even if you have the vaccine; don’t eat out; wear your mask; don’t go to a movie theater — and you might not be able to let grandparents see their grandkids,” Hannity continued.
He went on to say that even Fauci has admitted to moving the goalposts regarding herd immunity “to encourage vaccinations.”
“That’s a nice way of saying he lied to us,” Hannity added.
The host went on to credit Trump’s overall coronavirus response while adding that he wants people to do their utmost to protect themselves and others. But Fauci….
Hannity certainly isn’t the only one to point out Fauci’s failings. In fact, last summer, as the pandemic initially waned but Democratic states continued locking their people down (on Fauci’s advice), Trump’s top trade advisor Peter Navarro took to the op-ed pages of USA Today to basically say not much of what Fauci — the country’s top immunologist for decades — recommended was effective.
“In late January, when I was making the case on behalf of the president to take down the flights from China, Fauci fought against the president’s courageous decision — which might well have saved hundreds of thousands of American lives,” Navarro wrote.
“When I warned in late January in a memo of a possibly deadly pandemic, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases was telling the news media not to worry,” he added.
“When I was working feverishly on behalf of the president in February to help engineer the fastest industrial mobilization of the health care sector in our history, Fauci was still telling the public the China virus was low risk,” he said, noting further that Fauci also flip-flopped on wearing of masks.
“So when you ask me whether I listen to Dr. Fauci’s advice, my answer is: only with skepticism and caution,” he said.
Given The Fauch’s awful record regarding the coronavirus (remember when Americans were just supposed to give him a month to ‘bend the curve’?), it makes sense that he’s now a major part of the Biden administration, whose officials haven’t been right about how to handle the pandemic, either.