Unethical Quote Of The Pandemic: Dr. Anthony Fauci

Above is Dr. Fauci during his baseball game theater last year, when he went out to the mound at Nationals Park to throw out the first pitch, and wore a facemask, though he was outdoors, there were no fans in the stands, and nobody was within a hundred feet of him. Then, once he thought he was off-camera, he took off his mask while sitting right next to two friends who were wearing theirs, for some reason. Thanks in great part to Fauci’s misinformation and pandemic fear-mongering, when I attended a Nats game this year I was required to wear a mask between bites of my hotdog, again despite there being nobody near me.  What fun. Yet here is Fauci’s quote:

This email, one of thousands being perused after a Freedom of Information Act dump, demonstrates that the CDC official advising the Trump administration and treated like a benign, all-knowing God of Science during the first year of the pandemic was and is a manipulative, two-faced, untrustworthy hack.

This should not shock anyone at this point, though Fauci worshipers, like mask worshipers (my sister wears two, in her car alone, still) will probably be in lifetime denial. Oh, heck, let me digress to an example. My woke-diseased baseball writer/ lawyer colleague, Craig Calcaterra, who is peddling a substack baseball commentary newsletter that I would eagerly subscribe to if he could resist off-topic progressive madness, wrote today in part,

Ohio’s mask mandate, and all of its other COVID protocols, expired at midnight on Tuesday night. In response, two prominent Republicans — Ohio’s Attorney General and a man running for U.S. Senate — made a big performative point of posting videos of themselves burning paper masks. ….these are the people who, whenever there is a defense appropriations bill to vote on or a war to fight, talk solemnly about the need for sacrifice in order to keep Americans safe. Yet when asked to do the most simple and basic of things — wear a mask to keep from spreading a disease that has killed millions in a little over a year — they act as if they were forced into bondage and subjected to intolerable cruelties. I’d say that the Republican Party is full of the immature diaper filling babies, but that’d be an insult to babies who, most of whom eventually tire of throwing tantrums and just deal or go to sleep or something.

And I’d say that Craig should 1) stick to baseball, 2) pay attention, and 3) write “bias makes you stupid” a thousand times on a blackboard. There was never convincing evidence that the masks “saved lives.” It was an “it’s better than nothing” measure at best, and it was not “simple and basic.” It made basic communication difficult, ruined social interaction, made otherwise intelligent people paranoid and kind miserable, and was weaponized by the Left, Craig’s friends, to get the public used to giving up basic liberties to Big Brother’s experts, when Big Brother and the experts secretly ignored their own edicts because laws are for the little people.

Gee, that was a long digression! Back to Fauci and masks.

Ethics Alarms dinged the mask scam in December of 2020, almost 7 months ago, in this post. Yet the sainted doctor flipped again, just last month, contradicting the CDC and saying that continuing to wear a face mask, even after most restrictions have been lifted, could “diminish the likelihood that you’ll spread these respiratory borne diseases.” Senator Rand Paul was repeatedly mocked by the mainstream media for criticizing Fauci on social media and in interviews for his comments on herd immunity, wearing masks even after getting the vaccine and his dismissal of theories that the pandemic may have originated from the Wuhan Institute of Virology in China. In his most recent face-off with Fauci accused the CDC maven of engaging in public theater by wearing a mask in public, though he had been vaccinated.

Informed of Fauci’s uncovered emails, Rand tweeted simply, “Told you,” with the hashtag #firefauci.

Too late.

Fauci’s lies go much deeper than masks, and so does the harm he caused. An email Fauci received in February. 2020, obtained by BuzzFeed, says that the Wuhanvirus showed signs of “potentially” being engineered. Kristian Anderson, professor of immunology and microbiology at Scripps Research, emailed Fauci saying, “The unusual features of the virus make up a really small part of the genome (<0.1%) so one has to look really closely at all the sequences to see that some of the features (potentially) look engineered.” Yet Fauci joined China-protecting politicians and journalists to deny this, declaring in May of last year: “If you look at the evolution of the virus in bats and what’s out there now, [the scientific evidence] is very, very strongly leaning toward this could not have been artificially or deliberately manipulated … Everything about the stepwise evolution over time strongly indicates that [this virus] evolved in nature and then jumped species.” Meanwhile, Facebook censored any news outlet reporting that the virus may have escaped from a Chinese facility, and any post that linked to such articles. Now, because the evidence is becoming undeniable, the same parties that slimed President Trump as racist for suggesting that the virus’s spread was China’s fault, admitted that the virus may have leaked from the Wuhan lab after all.

Fauci is at the center of all of this. In an essay titled, “Was Fauci Incompetent or Dishonest? Either Way, in the Final Analysis, Lives Have Been Ruined,” Stacy Lennox describes another Fauci disastrous botch, misinforming Congress and elected officials of the real risks of the virus. Lennox writes,

“Somehow, COVID-19 became the virus that a perfectly healthy person could give you, and it was suggested that everyone had some equal risk of dying. One recent poll showed that a majority of Democrats, who tend to consume legacy media more than Republicans do, thought the risk of hospitalization for COVID-19 was somewhere around 50%. In reality, it is under 5% and much more common for the elderly. Because the fatality rate was perceived to be ten times that of the seasonal flu, lockdowns and school closures began after Fauci’s testimony…How in the world did Americans get fooled into destroying the economy, busting out the federal budget, and creating a mental and educational health crisis for our children? Because of the conflation of two very different statistics by an octogenarian lifelong bureaucrat whom the legacy media elevated to the Oracle of Delphi because they saw him as a foil to President Trump in an election year.”

And the mask lie was the beginning of it all.

13 thoughts on “Unethical Quote Of The Pandemic: Dr. Anthony Fauci

  1. Jack-does this info make you feel differently about the release (or the withholding of the release) of Fauci’s book?

    • THIS is the Fauci book you must read. Steve Deace and his posse (co-host & co-author Todd Erzen, and engineer Aaron McIntire) have been all over the rampant lies of the Branch Covidians since March 2020. 5 stars on Amazon, and was the No. 1 bestseller there for 1-2 weeks:

      Faucian Bargain: The Most Powerful and Dangerous Bureaucrat in American History

      You won’t be disappointed. 🙂

    • Much as I abhor what he’s done, I will come down on the side of publishing the book and letting the public decide.

  2. Legal minds better than mine…. Do bureaucrats have the same kind of immunity from prosecution that elected officials have?

    I’m explicitly asking the question if, because Fauci was hired specifically for his expertise in pandemics, and he actively lied to America in a way that damaged people, both collectively and individually, he could be held criminally or civilly liable?

    • There might be some immunity; bureaucrats need to be able to freely advise elected officials without threat of civil and criminal liability.

      I do not yet know what the limits of this principle are, nor what they should be.

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