Americans are vocally questioning the credibility of Dr. Anthony Fauci amid new developments related to the Coronavirus – forcing lawmakers to call for his resignation.
Fauci’s credibility is wavering, some experts claim. He recently said he is “not convinced” COVID-19 developed naturally outside of a Wuhan lab, as a report came out that three Wuhan lab workers were diagnosed with COVID-like symptoms just before the official outbreak in China.
CDC Director Rochelle Walensky testified Wednesday that a laboratory origin of COVID-19 is “one possibility.”
Yet, in May 2020, Fauci told National Geographic: “What’s out there now is very, very strongly leaning toward this could not have been artificially or deliberately manipulated.” But in May, he flip-flopped.
When asked by a Politifact reporter if he was still confident that COVID-19 developed naturally, he said: “No, actually no, I’m not convinced about that.”
Fauci has been dishing out mixed messages surrounding mask mandates for quite some time now.
In March 2020 he said “there’s no reason to be walking around with a mask,” and in June 2020 he discouraged mask-wearing to conserve them for health workers, qualifying that “personal protective equipment… were in very short supply.” But then, in January of 2021 he said double-masking “makes common sense, it’s more effective.”
Dr. Brett Giroir, the former White House Coronavirus Task Force testing czar and former Department of Health and Human Services assistant secretary, acknowledged this mixed messaging can, in part, be credited to new information and data, but that there could have been better transparency.
Republican Rep. Guy Reschenthaler, a member of the House of Representative’s China Task Force, who recently uncovered that $1.1 million dollars in U.S. taxpayer funding was sent to the Wuhan Institute of Virology, said he is troubled by Dr. Fauci’s mixed messaging on mask mandates but feels it is “nothing new.”
“He has been wrong, intentionally deceptive, and inconsistent throughout this entire pandemic. A few examples of Fauci’s failures include: claiming there was very little risk to Americans in January of 2020, opposing President Trump’s China travel ban then crediting it with saving lives, and wrongly predicting an explosion of cases in Texas after Gov. Abbott lifted the state mask mandates,” Reschenthaler said. “It is long past time for Dr. Fauci to stop talking to the American public. Fauci should resign or be fired immediately.”
Republican Rep. Warren Davidson, proposed the “FIRED” (Fauci Incompetence Requires Early Dismissal) Act in light of his mixed messaging.
“Dr. Fauci is at odds with the CDC,” he said. “He has repeatedly put political science ahead of the science on COVID-19.”
The CDC’s sudden mask guidance update and new information related to the questionable origins of the virus have also shined a light on the CDC’s incompetence.
“The agency [CDC] has lost all credibility,” Dr. Marty Makary, Fox News medical contributor and professor of health policy and management at Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health, said.
“They have been consistently delinquent, misrepresenting COVID risk levels. The public sees through the CDC’s flawed guidance on schools, travel and summer camps that use the guise of science. That’s why 52% of Americans no longer trust the CDC.”
Author: Robert Trindel