Fact-Checking Fauci - He Continues to Frighten and Delude Americans With Misleading Statements

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"Collectively, the data above offer no clear support behind four major claims of the pro-lockdown narrative being spun by American media outlets in the wake of Fauci’s testimony. To the contrary, several data points directly conflict with both the express claims of Fauci’s testimony and its implied interpretations, as advanced by outlets such as the New York Times. The US response to the COVID-19 pandemic largely paralleled Europe in its early months, and only diverged from that pattern in the opposite direction of the media’s narrative. While Europe began to reopen and did so earlier and faster, the United States reopening has stalled.

What then are we to make of the recent case surges in the southern US and on the west coast? Most likely, they reflect the regional nature of the virus’s spread as it migrates into population centers than largely escaped the first wave in March and April. The threat of further spread remains a public health concern, particularly as it pertains to vulnerable populations such as nursing homes. But its pattern has little if anything to do with the lockdown orders – an ineffectual approach to mitigating the virus, but also one with severe social and economic harms.

Unfortunately, the pro-lockdown position favored by Fauci and several US media outlets has become a matter of ideological commitment. Whether they are doing so to rationalize the costs we have already incurred from this disastrous approach or to further politicize the pandemic response for a variety of electoral and partisan purposes, they have embraced a pro-lockdown stance that is unchained from any evidence or clear data. It should not be surprising that their accompanying narrative to justify that stance is similarly detached from reality."
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    Posted by $ Abaco 1 month, 1 week ago
    FWIW...my dad died of COVID after living like a hermit for several months. He wouldn't even let my kids and I visit. He'd take car rides on bird-watching jaunts with his wife. Then...being a true religious believer in the medical system, he opted for a fairly elective (minor chance of a problem) cath procedure from his thigh to his heart. Minimal blockage. But, looks like he caught COVID going into the hospital for that procedure. Dead now.

    I have studied this virus and my work involves it. I wear an N95 mask when I'm grocery shopping, etc. Two days ago the news anchor told us that those should only be allowed for medical front-line workers. That got an "F U" from me. And, I do avoid crowded indoor places anymore. I've always sanitized my hands after any potential risk. I hope that this virus starts to fade away soon.

    Fauci is compromised. I don't need him to tell me what to do. I didn't elect him. He can go pound sand. They let Wuhan kill thousands of people...f'n commies.
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  • Posted by $ Dobrien 1 month, 1 week ago
    Asking if Dr Anthony Fucki is helpful as an infectious disease specialist with Covid19 is like asking i Hitlery Clinton for ethical behavior advice.
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  • Posted by $ blarman 1 month, 1 week ago
    We should be pushing back against all attempts to move the goalposts. The measure of the severity of the disease is in its fatality rates - not its infection rates. The politicians such as Fauci and many State Governors have succeeded in re-focusing the metrics not on how many people are dying - a number which is steadily decreasing but on the number of new cases. This is wholly fraudulent. We don't measure ANY other disease in that manner and why? because we should only be concerned about the long-term effects, i.e. death, debilitation, etc. What is interesting to note is that by the CDC's own categorization - which measures morbidity rates not infection rates - COVID-19 has already sunk below the threshold to be considered a pandemic - and it can be argued that it never really reached that heady title in the first place.
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    • Posted by TheRealBill 1 month, 1 week ago
      Pandemics are measured by infection rates because that is the definition of a pandemic. Specifically it is "community infection" rate.

      We are either in the "post-peak" or "post-pandemic" phase based on the criteria of, well being on the other side of the peak, and/or not seeing another wave.

      We are not seeing another wave, but we are still only in the first stage of a possible post-pandemic stage. Those are often a few months long to have reasonable certainty. Generally at that point the virus is expected/observed to be behaving live an Influence Type A virus with similar rates.

      Unfortunately for most places, that is all predicated on not doing stupid shit like lockdowns and paranoid distancing.

      However, infection rates being the qualifier for pandemic status is not to say that the morbidity rates are't important. What matters is the change in patterns. It might help to read through the 2009 epidemic report: https://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/h...

      More specifically:
      "An influenza pandemic is declared ended when enough data shows that the influenza virus, worldwide, is similar to a seasonal influenza virus in how it spreads and the severity of the illness it can cause". I know, it says influenza. But you need to understand that all of CDC pandemic planning is done through the lens of a type A influenza virus.

      in CDC specific terms we are at a minimum in "Deceleration" and possibly in "preparation": https://www.cdc.gov/flu/pandemic-reso...

      "The deceleration (or “slowing down”) happens when pandemic influenza cases consistently decrease in the United States. Public health actions include continued vaccination, monitoring of pandemic influenza A virus circulation and illness, and reducing the use of non-pharmaceutical interventions in the community (e.g. school closures)."

      The full list of actions and criteria for CDC's pandemic intervals is found here: https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwr...

      Basically, interval 3 is where a pandemic is basically "declared":
      Federal indicator: Confirmation of human cases of a pandemic influenza virus anywhere in the world with demonstrated efficient and sustained human-to-human transmission.

      And on that note:
      "As of April 14, 2020, CDC case counts and death counts include both confirmed and probable cases and deaths. "

      See my other comment on why the current numbers are worse than worthless.

      The death rate comes in to play in a combined number (which sucks but people love them some singlenumberitis) that scales transmissibility with severity. But we don't see that data coming from the CDC, do we?
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  • Posted by fosterj717 1 month, 1 week ago
    Fauci and his enablers are little more than a lemming contingent tasked with leading the rest of the lemmings (we the people of the world) over the cliff by an international, "global elite" (the Bill Gates, et al) that have an entirely different and more sinister agenda! This "pandemic" has little if anything to do with public health but everything to do with removing our rights as human beings!
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  • Posted by $ Olduglycarl 1 month, 1 week ago
    Fauci is a Fraud, dumb as the come and complicit as hell.
    The virus could not survive the summer environment. Being locked up inside a dry cool house with no sunlight is a breeding ground.
    The only way I see a "Real" surge is a reintroduction of the virus itself...or they are lying like a rug...I suspect both circumstances.

    THERE, I said it...
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  • Posted by DrZarkov99 1 month, 1 week ago
    The key is early treatment of those showing the first signs of the infection. Nebulizer delivered corticosteroids, hydrochloroquine and Z-pac, or Remdesivir, delivered early, have strong records at reducing the severity of the disease. The stupidest advice, still backed by Fauci, is to tell those with the first signs of the infection to stay home until the symptoms get worse.
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  • Posted by Herb7734 1 month, 1 week ago
    Fauci is the personification of the "Imp of Perverse"
    as portrayed by Edgar Allen Poe.Whatever happens, you can rely on this imp to put a negative spin on it.
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  • Posted by CaptainKirk 1 month, 1 week ago
    Fauci is a complete fraud. He probably wont take the vaccine nor give it to his children. Rumor has it that Bill Gates did not vaccinate his children. I would not be surprised...

    Simply stated again... We have to go through the HUMP (Curve) and get to the other side.

    Congratulations to Governor DeSantis in FL.
    Shame on you to NY... Setting records on death rates NOBODY should be proud of.

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  • Posted by term2 1 month, 1 week ago
    Theres going to be one or more effective vaccines, and we should be looking forward to that to end the covid debacle. People are tired of all this nonsense and want to go back to visiting with and enjoying the company of other people.
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  • Posted by $ Stormi 1 month, 1 week ago
    For 4 months I refused to shelter, even though I am in the risk age group. I wore no mask. Social distanced and check temp before leaving home. Was just fine. Then DeWine and his goofy advisors said everyone had to wear masks or face law enforcement. I nearly got an ashtma attack when grocery shopping in one.DeWine meanwhile was saying his wife made his and Lt. Gov. said his kid made his mask, while I continued to read real research which said that is more dangerous thatn no mask! My doc said they are for short term use and are germ incubators. So, one company chastised am man for not wearing a mask at home during a conferene online! Are tey crazy, some people actually think their cars need to social distance in McD drive thru! I think FAuci should be banned, we know he meets with Biden, Obama and Tom Hanks, real scientists! The man has money in that Covid lab, just as he has money in Covid lab in China, self-interest in the Hydroy -.... alernative, and a vaccine. What we need to do is social distance, breathe freely outside, get sun, take vitamins, and know that freedom may have a price but let us decide if we want to live risky freedom, or enslaved pseudo safety. The way young people wear masks at work, pull them down to eat and drink and pull them up, not put on new ones, is really bad. Of course the numbrs go up, the virus comes in anytime it is present and they don't shift to a new, albeit almost equally useless maks.
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  • Posted by Owlsrayne 1 month, 1 week ago
    Medical astute people such as my wife(RN) and I don't buy into Fauci's BS. As a career bureaucrat he's part of the problem and Liberal Democrat politicians hang on every word that comes out of his mouth like some kind of medical messiah. If Trump wins the election I hope he dumps Fauci.
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