It was only going to be a matter of time when Dr. Anthony Fauci’s inconsistent reports on how to respond to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus would be openly criticized. The damn has finally broken.
Those who have questioned Fauci’s statements openly, however, have become the target of both the Main Stream Media and Fauci’s long list of allies. After all, he’s been around a long time and has been praised for his expertise in fighting infectious disease. He has worked with the federal response to AIDS, Ebola, the Zika virus and anthrax scares, and now of course, the novel coronavirus. But that doesn’t mean Fauci is infallible and it doesn’t mean he’s immune from questioning.
So when Peter Navarro, director of the Office of Trade and Manufacturing Policy, penned his opinion editorial in USA Today Wednesday, it wasn’t surprising that the media came out in a vengeance against him to support Fauci.
Strangely, as a whole the media doesn’t like to question Fauci’s decision making. Why? Because Fauci, along with his Coronavirus Task Force team, made medical recommendations at the federal level that has turned our nation’s economy on its head, removed stability from our children through school closures and has put tens of millions of Americans in the unemployment line.
Arizona Republican Rep. Andy Biggs, who has been openly critical of Fauci’s decision process to shut down the country Tweeted Wednesday that “the mainstream media upset that Fauci & Birx have undermined their own credibility over the past four months.”
“Notice that NO ONE in the mainstream media is questioning the content of the oped, but that the oped was published. Apparently no one can hold Fauci & Birx accountable,” he added.
Bigg’s is right. Read below and you’ll see what I mean. Navarro lays out the inconsistencies in Fauci’s statements and decision process and all the media cares about is who at the White House approved the editorial.
From Navarro’s USA Today Opinion Editorial
“Dr. Anthony Fauci has a good bedside manner with the public, but he has been wrong about everything I have interacted with him on.
In late January, when I was making the case on behalf of the president to take down the flights from China, Fauci fought against the president’s courageous decision — which might well have saved hundreds of thousands of American lives.
When I warned in late January in a memo of a possibly deadly pandemic, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases was telling the news media not to worry.
When I was working feverishly on behalf of the president in February to help engineer the fastest industrial mobilization of the health care sector in our history, Fauci was still telling the public the China virus was low risk.
When we were building new mask capacity in record time, Fauci was flip-flopping on the use of masks.
This is why so many people in the country are confused about the virus. I talk to people in my neighborhood, my friends, at the grocery store and strangers on the street and no one seems to have a consensus on the virus. Some people are terrified, while others are unsure if even wearing a mask will actually do anything.
This isn’t misinformation but the reality of what is happening in our country. The novel coronavirus is not only mysterious but it has, without any real understanding of how it operates, completely changed our nation.
So Navarro’s opinion about Fauci is not just his opinion, but the opinion of so many Americans. Most people are confused with all the different news and medical reports regarding the virulency of the virus. There are questions as to whether or not masks actually work, what type of mask would work and can the virus spread from an asymptomatic person to someone that may be more susceptible to the virus.
What’s wrong with asking questions and why should Navarro, or others, be vilified by the media for speaking their mind.
Instead, the media needs to be investigating. Reporters need to be asking the same questions and questioning Fauci on some of his wishy washy advice on ways to mitigate the virus.
Investigative journalists shouldn’t just be a mouthpiece for the ‘stay home, stay safe and healthy’ crowd, without getting the answers to how unsafe or unhealthy we really are at this point in time.
The Trump administration also needs to make sure that its task force gets the facts to the American people so that the decisions we make will be based on reality and not on fear.
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State officials, CDC investigating monkeypox case in Florida
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, along with Florida state health officials, are investigating what is believed to be a case of monkeypox. A statement from the Florida Department of Health in Broward County stated the “case is related to international travel, and the person remains isolated.”
Late Friday a New York City resident also tested positive for the virus that causes monkeypox, and is the state’s first confirmed case. On Sunday, President Joe Biden made his first public statements about the outbreaks, saying the recent spread of monkeypox in at least 12 countries are “something that everybody should be concerned about.”
Axios reports a person was confirmed positive with the virus in Massachusetts, New York and “roughly a half dozen other cases” are “being monitored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.”
BREAKING: Florida reports first presumptive Monkeypox case.
Case is in Broward County and related to international travel.
— Cristian Benavides (@cbenavidesTV) May 22, 2022
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