Senior COVID advisor to the President Dr. Anthony Fauci threw more cold-water on Americans hoping to return to normal this summer, telling CNN he hopes the country has the virus under “control” by the spring of 2022.
“What does control look like?” asked Cooper.
“If we can get through this winter and get the majority of non-vaccinated people vaccinated, I hope we can start to get some good control in the Spring of 2022,” stated Fauci.
Fauci’s comments come hours after Joe Biden urged all private business owners to mandate the vaccine for employees.
“Today I’m calling on more companies in the private sector to step-up with vaccine requirements that will reach millions more people. If you’re a business leader, a non-profit leader, a local leader, who has been waiting for full FDA approval to require vaccinations, I’m calling on you now to do it,” said the President.
The FDA fully approved the vaccine from Pfizer this week, clearing the path for more mandates in the days ahead.
“Our scientific and medical experts conducted an incredibly thorough and thoughtful evaluation of this vaccine,” Dr. Peter Marks, director of FDA’s Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, said in a statement. “We evaluated scientific data and information included in hundreds of thousands of pages, conducted our own analyses of Comirnaty’s safety and effectiveness, and performed a detailed assessment of the manufacturing processes, including inspections of the manufacturing facilities.”
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FAUCI FLIPS: Top Doctor Calls COVID Criticism ‘Craziness’ During NY Times Podcast
From Fox News:
Chief White House medical adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci defended himself against criticisms of his messaging and handling of the coronavirus pandemic in a new interview, calling the condemnation “craziness.”
On the New York Times podcast “Sway,” Fauci said he had spent his life trying to save lives and his critics were trying to paint him as “Hitler.”
“The more extreme they get, the more obvious how political it is … ‘Fauci has blood on his hands,’” the infectious diseases expert said of his critics. “Are you kidding me? … Here’s a guy whose entire life has been devoted to saving lives, and now you’re telling me he’s like Hitler? You know, come on, folks.”
Frustrated Americans have hit Fauci after months of his apparent flip-flopping on COVID-19 mandates. His recently leaked emails, obtained by the Washington Post and BuzzFeed News, revealed that he had told colleagues that masks are essentially ineffective, which many noted didn’t square with his later public support of national mask mandates. Fauci renewed his argument that those refuting him are actually refuting science, doubling down on his insistence that science evolves and he’s evolved with it.
“The people who are giving the ad hominems are saying, ‘Ah, Fauci misled us,'” Fauci said. “First he said, ‘no masks,’ then he said ‘masks.’ Well, let me give you a flash. That’s the way science works.”
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FAUCI on LAB LEAK THEORY: ‘We Always Said Keep an Open Mind!’
Dr. Anthony Fauci weighed-in Wednesday on the growing questions surrounding the origin of COVID-19; saying his team always told the American people to “keep an open mind” about any potential outbreak stemming from a Chinese laboratory.
“We’ve always said keep an open mind and continue to look. So I think it’s a bit of a distortion to say that we deliberately suppressed that,” said Fauci.
“People forget, but if you go back then… We always felt that you’ve got to keep an open mind!” he added.
Dr. Fauci on the covid lab leak theory:
“We’ve always said keep an open mind and continue to look. So I think it’s a bit of a distortion to say that we deliberately suppressed that.” pic.twitter.com/onCSUhy4bP
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) June 16, 2021
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