When it comes to COVID-19, Americans are growing every more confused by the day.
This novel strain of coronavirus has been infecting Americans for well over 6 months now, and there appears to be no end in sight. No vaccine exists, no tried and true cure has been identified. And, to top it all off, citizens of this great nation are so incredibly annoyed by the idea of social distancing or economic distress that they are simply ignoring the advice given to them by their local government officials.
At the national level, many have continued to look to Dr. Anthony Fauci of the White House’s coronavirus task force for answers. As one of America’s top epidemiologists, he has long held the trust of the nation.
The White House, however, is now looking to distance themselves from Fauci, and in a very stark way.
Peter Navarro, a trade adviser to President Donald Trump, claimed that Dr Anthony Fauci is “wrong about everything” as the White House steps up its bid to discredit its own top infectious diseases expert.
“Dr. Fauci has a good bedside manner with the public but he has been wrong about everything I have ever interacted with him on,” Navarro said in a statement to The Washington Post for a story about Fauci being sidelined.
He continued: “Now Fauci is saying that a falling mortality rate doesn’t matter when it is the single most important statistic to help guide the pace of our economic reopening. So when you ask me if I listen to Dr. Fauci’s advice, my answer is only with caution.”
Beyond Navarro’s statement, the White House has begun to circulate a list of inaccurate statements that Dr. Fauci has made to the media regarding coronavirus, further tarnishing his reputation.
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