Conservative Americans have long had reservations about Dr. Anthony Fauci. Now, while this distrust may have been made worse by President Trump’s combative style, even more mild-mannered conservatives didn’t like the flip-flopping and inconsistency that we were seeing from him.
Now, though, Fauci has been busted in a major way for the dishonesty that we already thought was there. Jack Phillips writes,
The [thousands of Fauci] emails were obtained by several news outlets via a Freedom of Information Act request this week.
In one email that is now the source of criticism, Fauci wrote about protective masks.
“Masks are really for infected people to prevent them from spreading infection to people who are not infected rather than protecting uninfected people from acquiring infection. The typical mask you buy in the drug store is not really effective in keeping out virus, which is small enough to pass through material,” Fauci wrote in February 2020. “I do not recommend that you wear a mask.”
This from the guy who has been wearing two masks in public even after being vaccinated and telling Senator and medical doctor (yes, as in M.D.) Rand Paul that people should continue to wear masks even after being vaccinated even when Paul pushed back based on the actual (lack of) medical evidence for masking.
That isn’t the end of it, though. Again, from Phillips:
Another email came to Fauci from EcoHealth director Peter Daszak, whose group received hundreds of thousands of dollars from NIAID that it used to fund research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology in Wuhan, China, which has increasingly been pointed to as a possible source of the COVID-19 pandemic.
And what did that email say? It said, in effect, thank you for telling people that the CoVid-19 virus was not created in our lab. The evidence for Fauci’s statement on that issue hasn’t been holding up either.
All of which makes you wonder: How Fauci been honest about anything around CoVid-19? I’m not inclined to think that he has.