Last week, Anthony Fauci gave an interview where he admitted that he purposefully lied to the American people about the Coronavirus and what was needed for national recovery. However, the media largely ignored the statement from the Coronavirus expert. During the interview Fauci backtracked on previous numbers of vaccinations he predicted the country would need to reach herd immunity. While he first said 60 to 70 percent of Americans would need to receive the vaccine he is not revealing that number is significantly higher – maybe 70 to 90 percent.
In a recent Op-ed by Republican Senator Marco Rubio, he blasts Fauci’s arrogance to lie to the American people and accused the scientist of doing so with the goal to manipulate people’s behavior. Sen. Rubio noted how Fauci had previously told Americans wearing masks was unnecessary in March and could have “unintended consequences.” However, Dr. Fauci then ultimately admitted he made that recommendation to the general public at a time when PPP was scarce and needed to go to healthcare workers.
Fox News reports:
The American people deserve the truth; they also deserve accountability. When elected representatives make decisions, they can be held responsible by the public. But when public health officials with decades of experience and leadership within our nation’s institutions short-circuit the political process and make these decisions themselves, they deny the American people that same opportunity — and to change course if desired.
Passing the buck to unelected technocrats avoids accountability and means falling back on two fallacies: first, that science gives us a straightforward playbook for answering questions facing decision-makers; and, second, that those technocrats are the only legitimate interpreters of the facts.
The point here is not to stop trusting public health guidelines. Beating the coronavirus will mean coming together as a nation and continuing to make sacrifices to reduce its spread, as more and more Americans get vaccinated thanks to the Trump administration’s Operation Warp Speed.
But it does mean that placing blind faith in unelected celebrity scientists — elevated by a media that award Emmys to negligent politicians with their own grisly records — has its limits, and we must not be afraid to call them out when they’re caught overstepping their legitimate authority.
At the end of the day who are you listening to? Tell us what you think in the comments below.