It’s no secret that Dr. Fauci is the king of “flip floppers”…but now he is stealing ideas that he once opposed from former Trump adviser Scott Atlas.
The difference, however, is that Fauci is praised for these remarks while Atlas was vilified for them.
Case in point, Fauci’s Sunday morning appearance on the left-wing propaganda network CNN.
Fauci told CNN that there will likely be new CDC guidance on wearing masks outdoors because the risk of catching Covid is “very low” outdoors. Of course, we knew this already. However, when Fauci says it, the left wing networks worship him like some sort of all-knowing God.
“The risk when you’re outdoors – which we have been saying all along – is extremely low,” Fauci, told. “And if you are vaccinated, it’s even lower. So you’re going to be hearing about those kinds of recommendations soon,” the far-left “Doctor” told CNN.
Philip Wegmann of RealClearPolitics reacted perfectly:
Here’s more on the extraordinary double standard from The Federalist:
“Dr. Scott Atlas was one of the first and only voices in the COVID fight who pushed back on masking outdoors and questioned the dominant narrative that conquering the virus required a fear-filled approach.
“Why in the world would you wear a mask if you’re riding your bicycle all alone outside? Why in the world would you wear a mask if you’re in your own car driving? Why in the world would you wear a mask if you’re in the desert all alone?” Atlas told Real Clear Politics in October.
The mouthpieces at the CDC, however, were clearly opposed to Atlas’s thinking. During the 2020 lockdowns and reopening controversies, former CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield said that “everything [Atlas] says is false.””
So if Dr. Atlas makes a recommendation, the liberal media automatically sees it as “bad”.
However, when Fauci makes that same exact recommendation, it is treated as gospel.