Dr. Anthony Fauci was called before Congress to testify on the Fiscal Year 2003 budget request for the National Institutes of Health (NIH). However, when Congress applied just the slightest bit of pressure, he had a meltdown.
Rep. Cline, after pointing out that Dr. Francis Collins, the former NIH director, had called the GBD signatories “fringe” scientists, pointed out that this criticism was proven to be “baseless.”
“So, I’ll ask you on what basis did you and Dr. Collins identify these doctors, the authors of the Great Barrington Declaration as fringe scientists out of the mainstream of epidemiological science?” asked Rep. Cline, in reference to Fauci calling former NIH director Dr. Francis Collins of being a "fringe" scientist.
“I never characterized them as fringe scientists,” Fauci objected. “If you look at the record, that’s incorrect.”
“Dr. Collins, did you refer…” Cline began to ask.
“Well? I’m, I’m, I’m… you’re asking me the question,” Fauci interrupted. “I never called them fringe scientists.”
Fauci won the policy battle in Oct. 2020. He demonized the @gbdeclaration and got his lockdown. Now that is clear that his policy failed, his regret is that we didn't lockdown like China & Shanghai.
A failed leader's only honest recourse is to admit error. And step down. https://t.co/sJzflakTb0
— Jay Bhattacharya (@DrJBhattacharya) May 12, 2022
“… And your comment regarding AIDS denialism,” Cline continued.
“Well, the issue with the Barrington declaration is that what they were stating is that if you let the virus run free in society and only so-called protect the vulnerable,” Fauci replied. “And the question is who are the vulnerable in society that you are going to protect? And most public health officials totally disagree with the Barrington declaration.”
“And in fact, if you did that, let it just run free and not try to protect the population in general, we almost certainly would’ve had many more infections, many more hospitalizations and many more deaths,” he added. “Okay. So with all due respect to the scientist who signed a declaration, I completely disagree with them.”
Dr. Fraud has never been good under pressure. He can't take the heat.
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