Dr Anthony Fauci argued that he was an easy target during the coronavirus pandemic because he stood up for “science, data and hard facts” rather than “conspiracy theories”.
Fauci has been the butt of praise and ridicule throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, as he has been the face of the government’s response. His role has seen him struggle to navigate the torrent of information and advice flowing between the public and the government, trying to defend “science” amid various “conspiracy theories.”
However, he sided with “science, data and evidence” and those who “disagree” as conspiracy theorists.
“I’ve always been an advocate for the creation of scientific data and evidence, which is what we are guided by,” Fauci told “Fox News Sunday” host Chris Wallace. “And I think people who feel differently, who have conspiracy theories, who deny reality, who look them straight in the eye.”
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“These are people who don’t particularly care about me, and that’s understandable because what I do and I try very hard is to be guided by the truth,” he added. “And sometimes the truth becomes embarrassing for some people, so they react against me.”
His claim follows recent allegations that Fauci misled the Trump administration about research into the job gain in China. The book, written by Australian journalist Sharri Markson, details how Fauci tried to convince White House chief of staff Mark Meadows to repay funding for a research project in China, which was led by an American organization. non-profit.
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Fauci stressed during his appearance at the SNSF that he was “not comfortable” telling people what to do “under normal circumstances”, but “we are not under normal circumstances”.
“Take the police,” Fauci explained. “We now know the statistics: more police officers die from COVID than they do from other causes of death, so it makes no sense not to try to protect yourself and the colleagues you work with. . “
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“So I think if we can get people to think about it, think about the implications of not getting the vaccine,” he said.
Fauci continued to emphasize the need for vaccines, especially in light of new guidelines from the Food and Drug Administration that approved Moderna booster shots six months after the second injection and a Johnson & Johnson booster shot two months. after the injection.
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