There has been a lull in hearing from White House medical advisor Anthony Fauci in recent weeks, but many will be glad to hear what he most recently said. Fauci declared the United States ‘out of the pandemic phase’ of the novel coronavirus.
However, some are critical as to the manner in which he made the declaration. Fauci’s “comments were buried at the end of an interview with PBS’s NewsHour on Tuesday” and “caused some confusion by saying the ‘pandemic phase’ was over at home but ‘is still ongoing globally” reports Daily Mail.
Fauci said “We are certainly right now in this country out of the pandemic phase.” Well, that sounds great. “Namely, we don’t have 900,000 new infections a day and tens and tens and tens of thousands of hospitalizations and thousands of deaths. We are at a low level right now” he continued.
“So, if you’re saying, are we out of the pandemic phase in this country, we are. What we hope to do, I don’t believe — and I have spoken about this widely — we’re not going to eradicate this virus…If we can keep that level very low, and intermittently vaccinate people — and I don’t know how often that would have to be…That might be every year, that might be longer, in order to keep that level low. But, right now, we are not in the pandemic phase in this country…Pandemic means a widespread, throughout the world, infection that spreads rapidly among people. So, if you look at the global situation, there’s no doubt this pandemic is still ongoing.”
Daily Mail writes that health experts pointed out Fauci was adding to confusion over the term pandemic, adding he should have said the ‘US is in a phase of lower hospitalization rate’.
Oddly, Fauci continues his personal policy of mask wearing and general isolation in spite of his comments to PBS. He declined an invitation to the White House Correspondents Association (WHCA) Dinner this coming Saturday “because of my individual assessment of my personal risk.”
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Fauci and wife’s net worth ‘skyrocketed’ to $12.6 million at the end of 2021
No wonder Dr. Anthony Fauci was in no rush for the global COVID-19 pandemic to come to an end; it was making him a very wealthy man. According to a report from the non-profit OpenTheBooks, a government spending watchdog group, Fauci and his wife’s networth grew by $5 million during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The combined wealth of the 81-year-old retiring director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and his bioethicist wife, Christine Grady, soared from $7.5 million in 2019 to $12.6 million at the end of 2021.”
“Despite becoming a figure of controversy, the system has rewarded Dr. Fauci handsomely,” the group’s CEO, Adam Andrzejewski, told Fox News Digital. “While Dr. Fauci has been a government bureaucrat for more than 55 years, his household net worth skyrocketed during the pandemic.”
Specific chunks of money came in part to “major salary increases, cash awards and royalties, according to the report.”
“Fauci’s soaring net worth was based on career-end salary spiking, lucrative cash prizes awarded by non-profit organizations around the world and an ever-larger investment portfolio,” Andrzejewski said.
“He is the top-paid federal employee, his first-year golden parachute retirement pension is the largest in federal history, and he’s accepting $1 million prizes from foreign non-profits,” he added.
The New York Post reports:
Last year, Fauci raked in lucrative awards from nonprofits, including $1 million from the Dan David Foundation for “speaking truth to power” and “defending science” during the Trump Administration.
He kept $910,400 of that award, while roughly 10% went to scholarship winners, according to OpenTheBooks report.
His total compensation was $456,028 last year, up from the $434,312 he earned in 2020.
Overall, the couple’s investments also increased by more than $900,000 in 2021 while their portfolios — which included trust, retirement and college education accounts — jumped $800,000 in 2020, according to the analysis.
At the end of last year, Fauci’s account totaled $10.2 million and Grady’s had reached $2.4 million in investments.
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