The Republican Senator for Florida accused Dr. Fauci of deceiving the public on the effectiveness of face masks among other things.
“Dr. Fauci lied about masks in March,” Sen. Rudio tweeted on Sunday morning. “Dr. Fauci has been distorting the level of vaccination needed for herd immunity.”
“It isn’t just him,” the post continued. “Many in elite bubbles believe the American public doesn’t know ‘what’s good for them’ so they need to be tricked into ‘doing the right thing.’”
Dr. Fauci lied about masks in March
Dr. Fauci has been distorting the level of vaccination needed for herd immunity
It isn’t just him
Many in elite bubbles believe the American public doesn’t know “what’s good for them” so they need to be tricked into “doing the right thing”
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) December 27, 2020
Rubio posted the comments after Dr. Fauci appeared on CNN’s “State of the Union,” where he told anchor Dana Bash that the worst of the coronavirus pandemic is still yet to come. Daily Wire Posted.
The New York Times reported that Dr. Fauci “has begun incrementally raising his herd-immunity estimate,” and:
“In the pandemic’s early days, Dr. Fauci tended to cite the same 60 to 70 percent estimate that most experts did. About a month ago, he began saying “70, 75 percent” in television interviews. And last week, in an interview with CNBC News, he said “75, 80, 85 percent” and “75 to 80-plus percent.”
“In a telephone interview the next day, Dr. Fauci acknowledged that he had slowly but deliberately been moving the goalposts. He is doing so, he said, partly based on new science, and partly on his gut feeling that the country is finally ready to hear what he really thinks.”
“Hard as it may be to hear, he said, he believes that it may take close to 90 percent immunity to bring the virus to a halt – almost as much as is needed to stop a measles outbreak.”
I am sure its just an innocent oversight, but @cnn left out how Dr. Fauci said his biggest fear is widespread vaccine hesitancy https://t.co/HW6yry45cc
And they fail to mention facts that would undermine their claim that I downplayed the pandemic https://t.co/NMKCcGG3b5 https://t.co/liYuvfLaaO pic.twitter.com/bnvABUoIeF
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) December 22, 2020
President Trump accused Fauci of being a media darling in October, describing him as a “disaster.” Daily Wire Reported.
“Dr. Tony Fauci says we don’t allow him to do television, and yet I saw him last night on @60Minutes, and he seems to get more airtime than anybody since the late, great, Bob Hope,” Trump tweeted at the time. “All I ask of Tony is that he make better decisions. He said ‘no masks & let China in’.”
Dr.Tony Fauci says we don’t allow him to do television, and yet I saw him last night on @60Minutes, and he seems to get more airtime than anybody since the late, great, Bob Hope. All I ask of Tony is that he make better decisions. He said “no masks & let China in”. Also, Bad arm!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 19, 2020