In another attempt to rewrite history, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the man tasked with fighting the coronavirus, said over the weekend that his plan to “dampen down the spread of [the COVID-19] infection early” was accepted by everyone, according the Gateway Pundit.
Appearing on CBS “Sunday Morning” with senior contributor Ted Koppel, Fauci said of his failure to stop the virus that there is a “misplaced perception about people’s individual right to make a decision that supersedes the societal safety. That, to me, is one of the things that, I think, went awry in all of this.”
“When you see the ‘Thank You Dr. Fauci’ signs, does that shelter you a little bit?” @CBSSunday senior contributor Ted Koppel asked Dr. Anthony Fauci. “It does, it does,” he replied. https://t.co/ekmvoJWeQ4 pic.twitter.com/tImcHdhEEV
— CBS News (@CBSNews) November 15, 2021
The plan methodically laid out by Fauci to stop COVID, was ruined by President Trump chanting ‘Free Michigan. Free Virginia’ according to Fauci.
Fauci was abetted in his whitewash of history when tossed this softball ball by Ted Koppel:
“Could it have been different,” Koppel asked in his most senatorial voice, “if the president had led in a different way?”
“The answer to that is yes,” said Fauci. “But when you have leadership denying something that is as serious as it is, then you have a real problem.”
President Trump declared a national emergency on March 14, 2020, giving health officials the ability to waive laws to fight the COVID virus.
“The secretary of HHS [Health and Human Services] will be able to immediately waive provisions of applicable laws and regulations to give doctors, hospitals, all hospitals and health care providers maximum flexibility to respond to the virus and care for patients,” Trump said at the White House according to ABCNews.
Trump also instituted a 15-day nationwide shutdown at which press conference Fauci was a full participant, even holding a flyer with the CDC logo on it about the plan, called 15 DAYS TO SLOW THE SPREAD.
“Therefore,” Fauci said at the press conference announcing the shutdown, according to Politico, “it will always seem that the best way to address it would be to be doing something that looks like it might be an overreaction. It isn’t an overreaction.”