Lord Fauci’s remarks ran contrary to what President Joe Biden just said to ABC News last week, which was his administration doesn’t believe a vaccine mandate for airline travelers is necessary right now. I remember when Biden and the White House mouthpiece Jen Psaki went around saying they didn’t believe in a vaccine mandate and yet here we are.
During his appearance on “This Week,” Lord Fauci responded to a question of if he agrees with the president by saying he would support a domestic travel vaccine mandate if it forces more Americans to get vaccinated.
“A vaccine requirement for a person getting on the plane is just another level of getting people to have a mechanism that would spur them to get vaccinated; namely, you can’t get on a plane unless you’re vaccinated, which is just another one of the ways of getting requirements, whatever that might be,” Fauci admitted.
This is how they do it every time. The progressives first say that they don’t believe in something that the vast majority of Americans do not believe in. The Left thinks that garners credibility with the people. Then, they send out someone like Lord Fauci who will float the idea that goes completely counter to what the progressives said they did not believe in. They let the news cycle of Fauci’s declarations run its course, and then, in time, the administration figures Americans are now used to the idea, and so they go and mandate it. I guarantee you within a month we will hear from Biden telling us he is implementing a domestic air traveler vaccine mandate.
“So I mean, anything that could get people more vaccinated would be welcome,” he added.
What is with the progressives pushing so hard for people to get vaccinated? This administration is very aggressive in its approach. Instead of trying to convince people that it’s in their best interest to get vaccinated, they give that message, but it’s always surrounded by a bigger message of government authoritarianism just on the horizon. Biden already told America that his patience is wearing thin, something he should have been impeached over for speaking that way to the American people.
Lord Fauci has a history of making authoritarian statements about forcing people to get the jab. And coming from a man who was involved in the creation of the very same virus by funding the Wuhan Lab that was doing gain of function research on a coronavirus makes his coercive rhetoric all the more difficult to swallow.
One year ago, Lord Fauci told the New York Times that he changed his story on COVID herd immunity several times. He said he increased the percentage numbers needed to reach herd immunity because he wanted to encourage more and more Americans to get the jab. And this was when the vaccines were not yet broadly available. Folks, that’s not science. I thought Lord Fauci was science? He told us that.
“Attacks on me, quite frankly, are attacks on science,” Fauci said on June 9, 2021. “All of the things I have spoken about, consistently, from the very beginning, have been fundamentally based on science. Sometimes those things were inconvenient truths for people.”
Lord Fauci believes it’s perfectly okay to deceive people by corrupting the science if he deems that it is for their own good. Unfreakingbelievable!
“When polls said only about half of all Americans would take a vaccine, I was saying herd immunity would take 70 to 75 percent. Then, when newer surveys said 60 percent or more would take it, I thought, ‘I can nudge this up a bit,’ so I went to 80, 85,” Fauci told the Times last year.
During his appearance on “This Week,” Fauci downplayed the data (i.e. the science) that suggested that the Omicron variant out of South Africa, while more transmissible, is a mild variant compared to past COVID waves, and less deadly.
“The issue that we don’t want to get complacent about is that when you have such a high volume of new infections, it might override a real diminution in severity so that if you have many, many, many more people with less level of severity, that might kind of neutralize the positive effect of having less severity when you have so many more people,” Fauci said.
“So even though we’re pleased by the evidence from multiple countries, that it looks like there is a lesser degree of severity, we’ve got to be careful that we don’t get complacent about that because it might still lead to a lot of hospitalizations in the United States,” he added.
In other words, Lord Fauci is downplaying herd immunity and the natural way of viruses. Viruses eventually become less virulent over time because of herd immunity.
Lord Fauci wants us to continue to talk in terms of new COVID cases with people infected by the Omicron variant when real science would have us shift at this point to talking about hospitalizations and deaths.
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