Dr. Anthony Fauci is at it again. He is confusing the public with his failure to answer simple epidemiological questions that he allegedly is the expert on addressing.
In a recent interview with CNN’s Dana Bash he is asked if grandparents who have been full immunized can spend time in person with grandchildren who may not have been immunized. Well, isn’t that the point of getting immunized?
“You know I’m not going to make a recommendations except to say, these are things that we really do everyday, Dana” he tells Bash. While I’m wondering what the heck is he saying with that opening comment.
“We look at that, we look at the data, we look at what’s evolving about how many people are getting vaccinated and there will be recommendations coming out, I don’t want to make a recommendation now on public T.V.”
He just waffles. He doesn’t answer the simple question: can people with full immunizations go back to normal life?
I was immunized with almost every vaccine when I was a child because I was traveling into a region that had severe outbreaks of various diseases at the time. I had to travel to Saudi Arabia at the age of six with my family. We traveled throughout the Middle East and Africa for the next eight years. I was not placed on any lockdowns during that time and in fact, was exposed to anything prevalent in the environment.
Sure, it can be frighting to know there are viruses out there that can target humans beings but we have had those diseases since the dawn of human beings. Thankfully, we live in a time where we can develop vaccines to fight off dangerous viruses and save lives.
Immunization is one of modern medicine’s greatest success stories. Time and again, the international community has endorsed the value of vaccines and immunization to prevent and control a large number of infectious and, increasingly, cancers and other chronic diseases.
Expanding access to immunization is crucial to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Not only do vaccinations prevent sickness and death associated with infectious diseases such as diarrhoea, measles, pneumonia, polio and whooping cough, they also hold up broader gains in education and economic development.World Health Organization
If we are building heard immunity and vaccinating the most vulnerable in our population, at what point does the mask wearing and lockdowns end?
I’m not a doctor but I do have common sense. I also believe most people have common sense, except evidently Dr. Fauci, who I believe is politicizing science. The question is why? Who in the administration is giving him marching orders to tread carefully on simple scientific questions?
If he’s not politicizing the epidemic we need to be asking him much harder follow up questions. Why can’t we can’t see our grandparents after the full immunizations have been given? Why can’t we visit family? When can we go to church? Why do you think the grocery store is safer than the church at this time?
Is the scientific community worried the vaccines are going to fail? Is there some other virus out there we don’t know about?
And if the answer is no to all of the above, what are you going to say to all the Americans who are on the verge of losing businesses, jobs or already have?
What do you have to say to all the people, children and families who have witnessed depression, drug addiction and abuse grip their lives during the government’s mandated lockdowns over the past year?
I’m frankly getting tired of these games. I know my friends and family are too. We need to expect more from these so called experts and the truth would be a great start.
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Cuomo says he’ll ‘fully cooperate’ with NY AG’s review of sexual harassment claims
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) said Wednesday that he will “fully cooperate” with the state attorney general’s independent review into sexual harassment allegations made against the currently scandal-ridden governor, saying, “I fully support a woman’s right to come forward.”
Last Wednesday, Lindsey Boylan, who served in his administration for over three years, accused Cuomo of suggesting to her on a 2017 flight that they play strip poker, inappropriate touching, and kissing her on the lips without her consent.
Following Boylan’s accusations, 25-year-old Charlotte Bennett alleged the governor indicated interest in having an affair with her while she was serving in his administration as a health policy adviser. In a Saturday New York Times report, Bennett told the newspaper that Cuomo asked her if she had “ever been with an older man,” adding that “age doesn’t matter” in relationships.
At Wednesday’s press briefing, the Empire State governor addressed the accusations leveled against him over the past seven days by three women and New York Attorney General Letitia James’ (D) independent review into those claims, which she announced on Monday was formally proceeding.
“As you probably know, the attorney general is doing an independent review, and I will fully cooperate with that review,” Cuomo said at the beginning of his statement. “Now, the lawyers say I shouldn’t say anything when you have a pending review until that review is over. I understand that, I’m a lawyer, too. But, I want New Yorkers to hear from me directly on this.”
“First, I fully support a woman’s right to come forward,” the governor began. “And I think it should be encouraged in every way. I now understand that I acted in a way that made people feel uncomfortable. It was unintentional and I truly and deeply apologize for it. I feel awful about it, and frankly I am embarrassed by it, and that’s not easy to say. But that’s the truth.”
This echoes what Cuomo said in a Sunday statement about the allegations, in which he stated he “may have been insensitive” during his tenure but charged his accusers of misinterpreting his actions, saying, “I acknowledge some of the things I have said have been misinterpreted as an unwanted flirtation… I am truly sorry about that.”
During his Wednesday remarks, Cuomo iterated “I never touched anyone inappropriately,” repeated that sentence, then said “I never knew at the time that I was making anyone feel uncomfortable” and repeated that one too.
“And I certainly never, ever meant to offend anyone or hurt anyone or cause anyone any pain. That is the last thing I would ever want to do,” he continued. “I ask the people of this state to wait for the facts from the attorney general’s report before forming an opinion. Get the facts, please, before forming an opinion.”
“I also want you to know that I have learned from what has been an incredibly difficult situation for me as well as other people, and I’ve learned an important lesson,” the governor said at the end of his statement. “I’m sorry. I’m sorry for whatever pain I caused anyone, I never intended it, and I will be the better for this experience.”
Amid Boylan and Bennett’s allegations, another report of Cuomo sexually harassing a woman has cropped up. On Monday, a woman named Anna Ruch accused the governor of placing his hands on her cheeks—without her consent—at a 2019 wedding reception and asking if he could kiss her. A photograph of the two together at the event has also been circulating on social media.
Asked at Wednesday’s briefing about the pictures that have resurfaced of him being touchy with people, particularly that of him and Ruch, the governor claimed that it is his way of greeting people.
“I understand the opinion of—and feelings of—Ms. Ruch,” Cuomo said. “You can find hundreds of pictures of me making the same gesture with hundreds of people—women, children, men, etc. You can go find hundreds of pictures of me kissing people. […] It is my usual and customary way of greeting.”
Moreover, the governor said that his father, former Gov. Mario Cuomo, would do the same thing.
“By the way, it was my father’s way of greeting people,” Cuomo said, explaining, “You’re the governor of the state, you want people to feel comfortable, you want to reach out to them.”
He also mentioned that he kisses and hugs legislators and noted that at an event in Queens the other day he hugged pastors and state assembly members.
Furthermore, the governor said that his intent “doesn’t matter,” saying, “What it matters is if anybody was offended by it.”
“But if they were offended by it, then it was wrong,” he added, going on to say that if they were offended or hurt by it, he apologizes.
You can follow Douglas Braff on Twitter @Douglas_P_Braff.
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