When I wrote this article about Fauci 3 months ago, I was worried that it was not going to age well. Perhaps I would learn something that would make the arguments I made in the article obsolete at best or flat out wrong at worst. I am happy to say that none of that happened. On the contrary, the more that comes out about Fauci, the less the article seems poorly written. But first, let’s talk about the man’s past.
Fauci began his rise to prominence in 1983 during the AIDS pandemic. However, the reason was not that he made a huge discovery about the virus, but instead the opposite. Fauci proposed the possibility that HIV/AIDS could be spread through common contact. At the time, there was a consensus that HIV/AIDS was spreading through homosexual activity and sharing needles. However, since HIV/AIDS was being discovered in infants and children, it seemed like the theory was false. The reason being that it would seem impossible for an infant to get a blood transfusion, right? Wrong. Every infant has received blood from someone else: their mother. A pediatrician named Arye Rubenstein published an AIDS study that took into account the fact that the mothers of the children also had AIDS while they were pregnant. That’s why pregnant women are not supposed to drink alcohol. Apparently, the ‘expert’ did not account for this, while at the same time, of course, the press at the time ran with Fauci’sconjecture which caused a whole panic in the ’80s. No wonder why Trump called Fauci an alarmist. But that is Fauci’s past lack of accountability for his medical errors, so what about the present?
Remember when everyone was obsessed with Hillary Clinton’s emails? Yeah, they don’t have anything on Fauci’s. Fauci did not change his mind on masks based on data. On the contrary, he received an email in March showing that masks were not as effective as he made them out to be.
Fauci was also warned that the Chinese government had been lying about their COVID numbers and had engaged in a cover-up. This turned out to be true and even CNN has acknowledged it, but only after Trump lost. What was Fauci’s response?
“Too long for me to read.”
A scientist dismisses information not because it was incorrect or unsubstantiated, but because it was “too long;” but, that is far from the worst revelation about Fauci. That would be the connection between the NIAID and Wuhan Institute of Virology where COVID-19 supposedly originated from.
Former President Trump had floated the idea that COVID-19 had leaked from a lab in Wuhan. Considering China had been silencing whistleblowers and rejected the WHO and the CDC’s help in containing the virus and deporting American journalists, the idea was plausible. However, Fauci still pushed the idea that the virus was developed naturally. Of course, the media outlets ran with it and dismissed the idea as a conspiracy theory. Heck, The Washington Post decided to stealth edit an article headline that dismissed the idea, and Facebook allows people to say that COVID is man-made — as of a few weeks ago. We made this man a god, and now we are suffering for it. We are also suffering because we helped fund the institute where the virus was first discovered. There is no evidence to suggest COVID-19 was intentionally man-made, but there is evidence that Fauci and NIAID approved funding the institute where it likely originated. Now Fauci denies that the grant was for gain-of-function research specifically. That might be true. In fact, there was a 2014 moratorium on gain of function research in the US. However, the institute was still messing with bat viruses and increasing the transmissibility of the virus during their testing. Some fact-checkers will say that it is not gain of function, but it seems to fit that definition to me. It also seems that Fauci is trying to say they did not know they were doing gain-of-function research, which may indeed be true. But it is not good that the NIAID was giving out grants and not keeping track of the recipients’ activities.
Don’t get me wrong, I am not saying Fauci is evil. I am just saying he is incompetent.
As another example of his incompetence, he praised Cuomo when his state had the highest number of COVID deaths while giving Florida flak for reopening. Florida has a larger percentage of elders and a larger population overall than New York, and it still had fewer COVID deaths. People should definitely follow the scientific method during a pandemic. It is important to listen to health experts, but we also need to ask for the rationale for some of their opinions. People also need to look at data for themselves and have a basic understanding of things like biology and civics. We can’t continue to be so blissfully ignorant and mindlessly accept the advice of experts. If we don’t learn from our mistakes now, then history will repeat itself and we’ll all be paying the price again in the near future.