Dr. Fauci Remains in Limelight Over Controversial Emails

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South Dakota GOP Governor Kristi said at a North Carolina event that when COVID reached its height in her state, Fauci warned that the state would require 10,000 hospital beds. It turned out that when infections were at their peak, South Dakota only needed 600 beds.

This revelation comes after Dr. Fauci faces scrutiny. This scrutiny comes after news that US dollars were used to help fund China’s Wuhan Institute of Virology. This institute is suspected of being the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak.

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During the worst days of the pandemic, Noem was mocked by the mainstream media for her opposition to state-imposed coronavirus limitations. An outbreak at a South Dakota meat industry was connected to more than half of the state’s cases in April of last year.

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Noem, 49, has dismissed speculations that she could run for the Republican presidential candidacy in 2024. However, political observers have noticed that she is set to appear in Iowa on July 16; Noem also headlined a “Right of Center” activist organization meeting in New Hampshire earlier this month.

Calls for Fauci to be Fired

Rep. Kevin McCarthy, the House Republican Leader called for Dr. Anthony Fauci to resign as director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases on Saturday.

Fauci, who has led NIAID under both Republican and Democratic presidents, is now President Joe Biden’s primary White House medical adviser.

McCarthy joins Montana Sen. Josh Hawley (who asked for Fauci’s resignation on Friday) and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio who called for Biden to fire Fauci in a Fox News op-ed published Saturday morning.

Rep. Guy Reschenthaler and Rep. Warren Davidson are among the House Republicans who want Fauci to resign. The latter introduced a bill in May that would drive the government’s top infectious disease expert out.

Dr. Fauci has a History of This

We won’t know the entire cost of the coronavirus outbreak for decades. The virus killed millions of individuals around the world, forced the closure of innumerable small enterprises, and imprisoned billions of people in their homes.

However, the long-term health impacts on our children will not be understood for some time.

Some experts were cautious, preferring to keep their options open. Others, however, such as Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, discounted the possibility that the virus originated in a lab.

It was a tremendous blunder in judgment on the part of a major public health officer. All of this has led to intense scrutiny against Fauci that isn’t going away. The American public wants answers and rightfully so. 

As to be predicted, though, the Biden administration is standing by Fauci despite the email scandal. According to White House press secretary Jen Paski, there is nothing that would cause Biden to fire Fauci.