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Dr. Anthony Fauci Reemerges – In an address as the most recent recipient of the Fullbright Prize, Dr. Anthony Fauci stated he was “thoroughly humbled to be in the company of so many outstanding individuals who have previously received this award.”
Two words that should never appear in a sentence together: “humble” and “Dr. Anthony Fauci.”
If there is any word that should accompany the name of the former head of the NIH it is narcissist.
These may be strong words. But what else do you call a man who so confidently continues to claim that vaccinations have been “proven to be safe and highly effective in clinical trials involving tens of thousands of volunteers, going into the arms of several millions of Americans and billions of people throughout the world” without any long-term clinical trials?
According to an anecdote from Ron DeSantis in his book “The Courage to Be Free,” he questioned Deborah Birx, the White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator under Donald Trump, about the historical precedent of the strict policies being advocated by federal agencies in D.C. She admitted, “Well, this is kind of like our own science experiment.”
The Purpose of Vaccines
Traditionally, vaccines have been defined by their ability to prevent infection and the spread of disease from one human to another. The MRNA technology used to fight COVID did no such thing, despite adamant claims from Fauci and cohorts that it would do just that. At best, it minimized symptoms which may also account for depressed natural immune responses to subsequent strains of the COVID virus and any other potential illness.
In addition, while it’s difficult and irresponsible to claim that vaccinations have caused more damage than good, there is sufficient evidence to at least question the side effects and unintended dangers of the COVID-19 vaccines, particularly among healthy young males.
Yet no one, least of all Anthony Fauci, the apotheosis of science itself, seems concerned with pursuing research that may confirm vaccination safety.
It’s enough for him to say the magic words – safe and effective – and all in his fiefdom bow down in reverence.
Tell Me Lies, Tell Me Sweet Little Lies
It’s hard to keep track of Fauci’s lies. The masks. The denial of the lab leak theory and involvement in gain of function research. The uptick in vaccinations required for herd immunity based on polling numbers.
Yet the more Fauci is exposed, the more he doubles down on his claims.
The Return of Anthony Fauci
After a much-appreciated disappearance from the public eye, Dr. Anthony Fauci recently re-emerged in an extensive interview in the New York Times and a subsequent video interview with CNN’s Kaitlin Collins last week.
Instead of facing criticism, he dodges tough questions by scapegoating those who disagree with his narrative.
Fauci continues to claim that the pandemic response in the United States was “not as successful as [it] could have been … unfortunately, over the course of the pandemic the anti-science element has been emerging in certain segments of our society.”
According to Fauci, he was not liable for the public health policies that led to devastating consequences such as economic collapse, learning loss, deaths of despair, and skyrocketing inflationary spending. Not to mention another dangerous side effect – the high level of distrust in public institutions. Less than half of Americans said they trust would trust the public health institutions to manage a future pandemic.
The self-aggrandizing megalomaniac now insists: “. . . it wasn’t me. The CDC was the organization that made those recommendations. I happened to be perceived as the personification of the recommendations. But show me a school that I shut down and show me a factory that I shut down. Never. I never did. I gave a public-health recommendation that echoed the CDC’s recommendation, and people made a decision based on that. But I never criticized the people who had to make the decisions one way or the other.”
This evasion of responsibility provides a stark contrast with his public announcements that he told Trump to “shut down the country.” Or that the outbreak was exploding because we didn’t do so.
His mea culpa refusal also flies in the face of his 2021 statement: “”If you are trying to get at me as a public health official and a scientist, you’re really attacking not only Dr. Anthony Fauci, you’re attacking science.”
He consistently evades blame when criticized and seeks to procure praise by lying about successes and ignoring the costs that came at the expense of his mere “recommendations.”
Otherwise known as back peddling or saving face.
It is this kind of inability for honest introspection that is perhaps the most disturbing characteristic about Fauci. Someone who Thomas Sowell would no doubt classify as a member of the “anointed class” – a collection of people best defined as a metropolitan liberal elite or intelligentsia who have an unshakable belief in their moral and intellectual superiority over the masses.
In other words, Fauci and other bureaucrats and politicians like him (think John Kerry, Al Gore, Gavin Newsom, and many other environmental policy champions) seem to suffer what’s commonly known as a savior or messiah complex. Men like Fauci cannot get enough of the spotlight to tout their miraculous no cost solutions to the world’s greatest threats.
While many have happily allowed the bad memories of the pandemic to fade into the background, Americans should not be complacent. As sure as the sun rises, there will be another pandemic or catastrophe. Unless the public refuses to prop up elitist tyrants like Fauci they will continue to rear their ugly heads.
Jennifer Galardi is the politics and culture editor for 19Fortyfive. She has a Master’s in Public Policy from Pepperdine University and produces and hosts the podcast Connection with conversations that address health, culture, politics, and policy. In a previous life, she wrote for publications in the health, fitness, and nutrition space. In addition, her pieces have been published in the Epoch Times and Pepperdine Policy Review. You can follow her on Instagram and Twitter.
May 1, 2023 at 6:37 pm
He should be charged and tried under the same circumstances as Dr Mengele was
May 1, 2023 at 7:00 pm
God bless people in the world.
The real messiah always be murdered by people who don’t obey Ten Commandments, this is democracy.
So Democratic Party and Mr. Fauci should confess their sin and repent to God.
God bless America.
May 1, 2023 at 7:06 pm
Moreover, Thomas Sowell is promoting atheism. So Thomas Sowell should confess and repent to God.
God bless America.
May 2, 2023 at 4:04 pm
Interesting how those with no accomplishments write about a man who has dedicated his life to health service.
This author is an embarrassment to educated people everywhere.
May 2, 2023 at 7:16 pm
Rick, the man lied and destroyed the economy. That is not an accomplishment. People, stop believing everything you hear on the MSM and start thinking freely.
May 3, 2023 at 4:12 am
You dont understand how the vaccine and body proscesses work and listen to the elite youtube medical journal.
Trump, Fauci, and team of companies will go down in history.
The mrna technology obsoletes old vaccine production techniques. Many would have died since these never made it to market.
MRNA technology’s are just starting.
Most people have childhood vaccines, shingles, pneumonia, without reservation but it wasnt on internet.
Stick to your one sided democratic views and slanted rosey ukrainian war.
May 3, 2023 at 11:27 am
Jeff, I’m embarrassed for you.
May 3, 2023 at 6:03 pm
The author clearly has no medical knowledge, or even a basic knowledge of how vaccines work. She also didn’t bother with a basic google check of her subject’s career. He’s one of the most respected doctors in the world, because of his hard-earned accomplishments. He has saved far more lives than were lost during the pandemic. His work will continue to save millions of lives. But she’s welcome to her opinion.
May 4, 2023 at 4:55 am
He funded the coronavirus to be deadly to humans thru Eco Health Alliance in Wuhan. He recieved royalties for Remdesiver which was pulled from a trial for killing so many people. Hopefully he`s hung in Nuremburg 2.0!
May 4, 2023 at 11:25 pm
Jeff, trump destroyed the economy by refusing to recognize the advent of COVID until it had spread wildly killing large numbers. If you recall, he was worried about re-election and hoped, as he said, ‘it go away in warm weather”. Don’t forget about offering bleach as a possible cure. You condemn a man who had to build a completely new knowledge base as it was ravaging the country. Fauci rose to the occasion as a true scientist whose opinion evolved as research indicated. Jesus, you people just won’t quit persecuting a man to admire.
May 7, 2023 at 1:14 pm
At best a weasel, at worst a traitor.
May 10, 2023 at 5:48 am
The man pushed AZT on the unsuspecting without any clinical trials resulting in significant harm. So little surprise he pushed another untested treatment on the masses. He just couldn’t help himself.
No one bothered to ask the question – where is the Phase III clinical data that proves mRNA is safe. There is a reason why Moderna never brought a drug to market until they received blanket legal immunity. Folks should have listened to Robert Malone rather than attempt to destroy him.
May 11, 2023 at 4:19 pm
Anthony Fauci: How Will History Judge Him?
Standing in the center of the Flavian Amphitheatre (Roman Colosseum), Fauci would find his legs weak, trembling and giving out as the rowdy crowd shouted chanted for his death with unanimous “thumbs down” !!!!
IMO, he’d find the same result today …
nuttens but da truth
May 19, 2023 at 9:51 am
“Jeff, trump destroyed the economy by refusing to recognize the advent of COVID until it had spread wildly killing large numbers. If you recall, he was worried about re-election and hoped, as he said, ‘it go away in warm weather”. Don’t forget about offering bleach as a possible cure.”
You sir (Rick) – nailed it!!!!!
But, it is a deadly fight to bring real and confirmed facts to an argument against FOX supporters!!!!
May 23, 2023 at 5:56 am
Ultimately history will forget him completely.
Sounds unlikely….well the American people seem to not care where this virus came from, how it may have been engineered using our tax dollars, how we were lied to about masks, shutdowns, vaccines, etc. We do not question why we are sending research dollars to a communist regime that ties their military bioweapons programs to the same lab. Nope, we are more worried about who is on a Bud Light can. We could care less than our scientists and a communist Chinese may have accidentally or not so accidentally killed millions of people.
The next pandemic could be much worse and we have not even begun to figure out if people might have caused this one. Well, time to get back to TikToc to see the latest dance moves.
May 26, 2023 at 6:30 pm
It’s astonishing that there are people who are still defending Fauci and the various Covid shots, which are completely ineffective, and in many cases, downright dangerous. Perhaps, in different circumstances, and MRNA shot could be useful, but they were dismal failures during Covid and continue to be to this day. Fauci, on the other hand, is a serial liar and bureaucrat, who like so many others, has failed upward. He was wrong on HIV, and he was wrong on Covid, and America still has a long road to recovery from his incompetence.
May 28, 2023 at 4:39 pm
This is such old old news and debate….let it rest, haters, no one is perfect…
Why don’t you all go back to Hillary Bashing again:):):)
May 29, 2023 at 8:39 am
He personally authorized research on a corona virus in a lab in Wuhan China.
A coronavirus outbreak occurred in Wuhan China killing millions.
The fact that this is even a question proves that everything is a lie in America. We need a new government because they lie, manipulate and kill for money.
May 31, 2023 at 6:22 am
On the one hand we have Dr Fauci, one of the leading medical researchers and organizers of the past half century.
On the other hand we have Ms Galardi, MA in political sciences.
I will stick with the Dr Fauci’s of this world when it comes to medical advice.