On the campus of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center in Seattle, surrounded by sycophants, Dr. Anthony Fauci did what he does best: speak for himself.
“It’s called the Fauci effect,” he told the captive audience who gathered to watch Fauci receive another award.
And he added in a self-deprecating attempt, “Believe me, I’m not excited about it.”
And then he became very excited about the phenomenon that is allegedly sweeping the nation.
“People go to medical school now, people are interested in science – not because of me, because most people don’t know me, who I am…that’s what I stand for.”
If your eyes are already at the back of your head, fasten your seat belt. It gets worse.
“And what I stand for in the age of normalization of lies and lies, and all the things that you see happening in society, from January 6th to everything else that happens — people yearn for consistency, integrity, truth and for people who care about people.”
Fauci’s narcissism is constant, I’ll give him that. It doesn’t matter if it’s March 2020 or August 2022, no one has a higher opinion of Tony than Tony does.
While you may disagree with a good doctor’s definition of the so-called “Fauci effect,” there is no denying that it has had a major impact on our country.
Recently on Fox News, Neil Cavuto asked Fauci if he has any regrets about the lockdown and how it has irreparably damaged children.
The thin-skinned star responded to Cavuto, saying he doesn’t think the lockdowns “have irreparably harmed anyone forever”.
Well, I’m not America’s favorite doctor – I don’t even play on TV – but I’d like to offer a second opinion on the matter.
Let’s start with a study from the Federal Ministry of Education this week.
The report showed that school closures wiped out decades of progress in learning – especially among minority students. In fact, “average 9-year-olds’ scores in 2022 fell by 5 points in reading” — the largest drop in achievement since 1990.
No one has been more effective in promoting closures than Dr. Fauci, who has scored many times – thanks to his endless television successes – in advocating for virtual learning. He constantly feared that children would become infected if schools reopened too soon.
Now that the consequences of these cruel and unnecessary lockdowns are becoming more and more irrefutable, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases is trying to rewrite history.
Learning loss is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the two-year results of what Bari Weiss, an opinion writer and former editor of the Wall Street Journal and The New York Times, called an accurate description of a “catastrophic moral crime” in his appearance on Bill Maher.
The CDC reports that during 2020, “the proportion of mental health emergency department visits among adolescents aged 12-17 years increased 31% compared to 2019.”
The same report noted that “during the period from February 21 to March 20, 2021, visits to suspected suicide attempt (emergency department) were 50.6% higher among girls aged 12-17 than in the same period in 2019.”
But Fauci don’t you think people are irreparably damaged? I think he keeps the hysteria for topics like the double mask and super Super Bowl spreaders, not for young women trying to kill themselves.
While Fauci posed for boring magazine covers and tossed that hilarious first step on opening day, plenty of Americans were grappling with the fallout from the shutdown.
While Fauci basked in his stardom and basked in CNN’s bright lights glory, less fortunate Americans were unable to visit sick loved ones in hospitals or nursing homes.
While Fauci received the Presidential Medal of Freedom and watched his face sewn onto pillows and socks, many business owners watched their doors shut for good — unable to stay afloat after months of shuttering storefronts.
While Fauci laughed at his fake Brad Pitt impersonation on Saturday Night Live, families mourned lost vacations, weddings, funerals, graduations, dinners, sports and school plays.
Dr. Fauci, America’s highest-paid federal employee after 55 years in the trough, is now making a farewell tour. Rude “journalists” thank him for his public service and cheer their favorite paranoid. Their coverage of Fauci’s hagiography remains consistent.
But most people have heard enough of an 81-year-old power-hungry tyrant.
An April survey by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health found that only 37% of Americans had “significant confidence in the National Institutes of Health.”
Other public health groups performed nearly poorly. Expect distrust of public health “experts” to persist for a very long time…consistently.
I will return to the Fauci effect.