Charlotte, NC — On Monday, it was reported that Dr. Anthony Fauci had won a $1 million Israeli prize for ‘defending science’ amid the coronavirus pandemic. The announcement was made by video recording and attempted to give credit some credit to his work on HIV research and how he helped developing countries battle HIV and AIDS. Then the video gets to the real reason that Fauci won the award.
The speaker says that Fauci fought for the recognition of novel approaches to the COVID-19 pandemic, such as mRNA vaccines, and courageously defending science in the face of uninformed opposition. If you are like me, you certainly can see the nonsense in this statement and logic.
Dr. Anthony Fauci won the $1 million Israeli-based Dan David Prize for "courageously defending science in the face of uninformed opposition during the challenging Covid crisis" pic.twitter.com/sCUEj52tye
— Bloomberg Quicktake (@Quicktake) February 15, 2021
Fauci has played political games with the coronavirus pandemic since its inception. While the Left and the rest of the world has argued that this pandemic and its response is about science, Fauci has done anything but push the science. He has pushed his own opinions and logic, which are far from scientifically based.
First, he started out the pandemic by saying that there was no reason to wear a face mask. In an interview in March, Fauci explained how a mask does not provide the protection that people think that it is. The video is below and you can hear Fauci’s comments on masks for yourself.
Now, Fauci is advocating for double masking. He is saying that despite the “science” that he based his initial statements on, he is now reversing course and saying that the “science” tells us that two masks are better than just one. The spread of germs has not changed in this pandemic but Fauci’s belief on how those germs spread has certainly changed.
Another great example of Fauci’s defense of “science” came in the discussions about herd immunity. Fauci initially said that herd immunity could be achieved at 70-75%, but then quickly changed that to 80-85%. His reasoning? It certainly wasn’t science. In an interview with CNN, he said that it was because so many people were interested in the vaccine.
We could also talk about his use of science to talk about schools remaining open versus closing. In the early parts of the pandemic, Fauci was an advocate of closures. He advocated for closing schools and even attacked Florida Gov. DeSantis for keeping schools open. It appears that his decision was not really based on science so much as the political winds of the day.
After the election was over, Fauci shifted his focus and said that schools could open. The timeline of Fauci’s change of opinion does not line up with science, but rather that of politics. Time and again Fauci has played politics with public health and this pandemic.
Fauci winning this award for ‘defending science’ is similar to Barack Obama winning the Nobel Peace Prize for simply winning an election. Neither did anything to justify the award that they received. It is all just a game of political theatre.
JD Washington is the Editor-in-Chief at The Liberty Loft and host of The JD Washington Show. Be sure to subscribe to The Liberty Loft’s daily newsletter. If you enjoy our content, please consider donating to support The Liberty Loft so we can continue to deliver great content.