Fauci Responds to Trump’s False Claims

The President tweeted an attack claiming that Fauci was intentionally misleading the public about the Trump Virus. Fauci had to respond to Trump and his other critics. The critics apparently include Putin. Apparently Russian intelligence services are spreading disinformation about the coronavirus pandemic.  They want to exploit the crisis to help Trump ahead of the presidential election in November

We should all be wearing masks outside,” Fauci has repeatedly said. “That’s something that’s not really arguable.” He does not want to be political or get punished by Trump. But he had to respond and defend himself.

I don’t know how to address that — I’m just going to certainly continue doing my job,” Fauci said. “You know, I don’t tweet. I don’t even read them. So I don’t really want to go there. I just will continue to do my job, no matter what comes out.”

Fauci also agreed with the Food and Drug Administration’s decision to revoke its emergency use authorization of hydroxychloroquine. However, Trump continues to promote the use of hydroxychloroquine. Even though it is not effective and could be dangerous. “Many doctors think it is extremely successful, the hydroxychloroquine coupled with the zinc and perhaps the azithromycin,” Trump asserted at a White House briefing. There is no evidence from at least five rigorous clinical trials that hydroxychloroquine has any beneficial impact in preventing the virus or treating mildly to severely ill cases.

The overwhelming, prevailing clinical trials that have looked at the efficacy of hydroxychloroquine have indicated that it is not effective in coronavirus disease,” Fauci said.

Trump whined this week about Fauci’s high approval ratings. He limply joked that “nobody likes me” as he struggled to smile. Trump then claimed that “large portions” of the US are “corona free”. However, twenty-one States are currently in the “red zone” for outbreaks under his own criteria.  If a state reports more than 100 new cases per 100,000 people in the last week then it is red zone. Those states are Alabama, Arizona, Kansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah and Wisconsin, according to The New York Times.

Despite the grim numbers and stern warnings, some Americans have chosen to return to pre-pandemic habits, ditching preventative measures, ignoring safety guidelines and even attending parties.  Please wear a mask. Be safe.  Call us if we can help.