Dr. Anthony Fauci has been considered to be one of the most trusted names on the COVID-19 pandemic…according to the media. Many Americans have long considered Fauci to be something of a snake who seems to have an agenda behind his recommendations on how our government should handle the virus.
As it turns out, those Americans were right. According to David Marcus at The Federalist, during a recent interview with the New York Times, Fauci admitted that he fudged the numbers on how many people would need to take the vaccine in order to achieve herd immunity:
This quote, which has been rightfully making the rounds, really tells the whole tale. Asked why he changed his mind about how much vaccination would result in herd immunity, Fauci said, “When polls said only about half of all Americans would take a vaccine, I was saying herd immunity would take 70 to 75 percent … Then, when newer surveys said 60 percent or more would take it, I thought, ‘I can nudge this up a bit,’ so I went to 80, 85. We need to have some humility here …. We really don’t know what the real number is. I think the real range is somewhere between 70 to 90 percent. But, I’m not going to say 90 percent.”
This is a problem. Fauci is clearly admitting that he was not simply telling the American people what he believed to be true, he was instead trying to manipulate us into behaving how he wants. And it’s not the first time. Back in March, Fauci told Americans not to wear masks. He now claims he did so largely because he feared a shortage. So, once again, instead of just giving us the unvarnished scientific truth, as he understood it, he told us only what he thought it was good for us to know.
Marcus’s point about Fauci’s willingness to lie in order to cause Americans to alter their behavior is the most important.
Clearly, Fauci doesn’t mind hiding truths from us or giving us more accurate data in order for the American people to make well-informed decisions. Fauci clearly believes that we should be acting a certain way and, as a result, decided to use his platform to feed Americans information for the purposes of manipulation.
Fauci has proven that he can’t be trusted to deliver facts. It’s something that Florida Senator Marco Rubio called Fauci out about on Sunday.
“Dr. Fauci lied about masks in March Dr. Fauci has been distorting the level of vaccination needed for herd immunity It isn’t just him Many in elite bubbles believe the American public doesn’t know “what’s good for them” so they need to be tricked into “doing the right thing,” tweeted Rubio.
Dr. Fauci lied about masks in March
Dr. Fauci has been distorting the level of vaccination needed for herd immunity
It isn’t just him
Many in elite bubbles believe the American public doesn’t know “what’s good for them” so they need to be tricked into “doing the right thing”
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) December 27, 2020
As Marcus goes on to note, it wasn’t just Fauci either. The “elite bubbles” referred to by Rubio worked behind the scenes in order to exert power over the people, not keep them protected:
Rubio is correct that it is not just Fauci who has failed to be straight with us. For months it was clear that in-school learning was not only safe, but hugely advantageous for children compared to remote learning. But teachers unions, politicians on the left, and the media refused to acknowledge it. They refused to listen to science because it wasn’t about science, it was about power.
It was also about power when social media giants like Twitter and Facebook censored posts that contained accurate scientific information that questioned the efficacy of lockdowns. This happened when Dr. Scott Atlas was banned from Twitter literally for posting scientific studies. Twitter thought that we were not prepared for that information, that it might make us less vigilant, or something. Meanwhile, the very big tech sector that is silencing lockdown doubt is also the lockdown’s biggest financial beneficiary.
These elites have been warning us against being free to live as we usually would for so long, claiming that not locking down would cause the virus to run rampant. However, it would appear that the numbers show the less locked down a place is, the less the virus spreads. Meanwhile, the more locked down, the more the virus thrives.
See this graph of cases between California or Florida for proof.
It is media malpractice that the contrast of California & Florida is not the lead story of every major media outlet in the country right now
One of the most locked down places on earth has MORE THAN DOUBLE the case rate of one of the least locked down & there is complete silence pic.twitter.com/Bav9udp03y
— IM (@ianmSC) December 21, 2020
It’s clear that Fauci and those with authoritarian bents are ready and willing to manipulate you with bad information. It’s time to stop believing them.