Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top corona advisor to US President Joe Biden, had to take sharp criticism again on Sunday. Fauci had indicated that Americans might have to spend Christmas 2021 alone.
The infectiologist appeared on numerous US news programs on Sunday morning, including on the US broadcaster CBS. Fauci spoke to host Margaret Brennan about the state of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States and what to expect in the months ahead. Brennan wanted to know what the upcoming Christmas season looks like and asked Fauci whether Americans “can celebrate Christmas” or whether it is “too early” to give an answer. Fauci replied:
“It’s just too early to say that. We have to focus on bringing the numbers down further, not trying to go weeks or months ahead and say what we’re going to do at any given time. We have to think how.” Focus a laser on further reducing the number of cases. And we can do that by getting people vaccinated, even when booster vaccinations are appropriate. “
HOLIDAY LOOKAHEAD: "It’s just too soon to tell," Dr. Anthony Fauci tells @margbrennan when pressed whether or not people can safely gather together for Christmas this year.He says the country should instead concentrate on getting COVID cases down. pic.twitter.com/ey0ft9aCOh
— Face The Nation (@FaceTheNation) October 3, 2021
Fauci was recently accused of lying to the U.S. Congress after documents were released showing that his organization was in fact funding gain-of-function research in Wuhan, China, although he long denied it.
CBS noticedthat California is the only US state so far to require the COVID-19 vaccination for schoolchildren. However, some companies have started to enact their own regulations. US President Biden said last month that he would instruct the US Department of Labor to develop a rule that would require employers with at least 100 employees to have vaccinations or weekly tests on their employees. Further details have not yet been published. Fauci stated that in the absence of federal regulation, local groups, universities and corporations have their own regulations and clearly agreed with their efforts. The infectiologist emphasized:
“When you tell people that there are alternatives that you can’t work or go to school if you don’t want to get vaccinated, I think that the urgent nature of what we’re dealing with here is indeed justifies. “
Many Americans promptly and sharply rejected Fauci’s remarks.
“But you can ‘safely’ get 1,000 people together for the Met Gala or 900 at Obama’s birthday party? Fuck this guy.”
“Did Fauci comment on the maskless awards ceremonies in buildings at all? If not, why not?”
I would like to inform Biden and Fauci that regardless of what they say, Americans are celebrating Christmas.
— Claudia Tenney (@claudiatenney) October 3, 2021
“I want to point out to Biden and Fauci that regardless of what they say, Americans celebrate Christmas.”
“Americans: You know what? Nobody cares what this troll thinks. We’ll do what’s best for us and our families.”
It’s bad enough that Fauci says these ridiculous things, but it’s worse that journos keep framing questions to him as if he has any say over whether we get together for Christmas https://t.co/6ti4Zs9VHu
— Chuck Ross (@ChuckRossDC) October 3, 2021
“It’s bad enough that Fauci makes these ridiculous remarks. Worse still is the fact that the journalists keep asking him questions, as if he had a say in deciding whether we should get together for Christmas.”
Still in December 2020 saidFauci, the situation in the United States will normalize again by Christmas 2021. His statements on Sunday clearly contradict what he said last year. At the time, Fauci declared:
“It is very likely that with the vaccine distribution we will be back to normal by next Christmas.”
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According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the SARS-CoV-2 virus causes the respiratory disease COVID-19. On March 11, 2020, the WHO declared a pandemic. The basis for this is the global spread of an infectious disease with a high number of illnesses and, as a rule, also with severe disease courses. According to official estimates, it is a dangerous virus and a disease that can be fatal, especially for so-called risk groups. In general, in addition to vaccinations, corona measures such as contact restrictions and the AHA + A + L rules – keep your distance, observe hygiene rules, everyday life with a mask, use the Corona warning app and regular ventilation – are essential. Regular use of PCR tests to identify potentially infected people so that they can go into quarantine is also considered useful by the authorities in order to determine the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 pathogen. You can find the explanations of the WHO and the Robert Koch Institute responsible for Germany on the virus and the pandemichere und here.