Now months removed from the “pandemic” phase of the coronavirus crisis, Americans have largely been thankful that their lives are getting back to normal.
Mask mandates are disappearing, the virus itself appears to be weakening, and the overzealous vaccination push has largely subsided.
The idea of forcing vaccinations on the American populace was a highly unpopular one, as evidenced by the heavy pushback that folks such as Dr. Anthony Fauci received during his time as the nation’s leading epidemiologist. This week, video surfaced showing Fauci going door-to-door in Washington DC to push the vaccine agenda…and it did not go so well.
Dr. Anthony Fauci and D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser were subjected to intense scrutiny from a man who refused to get the COVID-19 vaccine while Bowser and Fauci went door-to-door in a Washington, D.C., neighborhood to promote the vaccine in 2021.
The exchange was documented by PBS for an upcoming program on Fauci as part of its “American Masters” series, which aims to help viewers “discover insightful profiles of important figures in America’s artistic and cultural life.”
In a clip from the program titled “Dr. Fauci visits D.C. to battle vaccine hesitancy,” Fauci and Bowser are shown in June 2021 walking the streets of Ward 8 of Anacostia in southeast D.C. – a historical African-American neighborhood that Fauci called “disenfranchised” with low vaccination levels. At the time of the video, Fauci was the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
One man challenged the renowned doctor and the Democratic mayor by saying that “the people in America are not settled with the information that’s been given to us right now.”
“So, I’m not going to be lining up taking a shot on a vaccination for something that wasn’t clear in the first place,” he said.
He pressed Fauci and Bowser about the length of time it took to develop the vaccine and said, “Nine months is definitely not enough for nobody to be taking no vaccination that you all came up with.”
Bowser defended the vaccinate by saying, “The only reason I’m talking to you right now, as close as we are, is that I’ve been vaccinated,” as she stood about six feet from the man on the front porch of his home.
“But if thousands of people like you don’t get vaccinated, you’re going to let this virus continue to percolate in this country and in this world,” Bowser said.
“Something like the common flu then, right?” the man interjected.
The exchange was soon rippling throughout social media.
Dr. Fauci went to the hood to pressure black people to get vaccinated.
Little did Fauci know his career would be destroyed the 1st door he knocked on.
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) March 20, 2023
Dr. Fauci has since retired.
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