Watch: Fauci Goes OFF on Joe Rogan Over 'Kids and COVID' Comments

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Dr. Anthony Fauci, whose love of microphones and television cameras is not unlike Michael Moore’s love of Quarter Pounders with Cheese and Mickey D’s french fries, showed up on NBC’s “Today” on Wednesday to talk with host Savannah Guthrie about the CDC’s latest musical-chairs outdoor mask guidelines for vaccinated Americans and what they mean.

As St. Fauci — the COVID organ grinder monkey of the Democrat Party — sees it, “it means that we’re going in the right direction … the risk of getting infected if you are vaccinated and outdoors is extremely low.”

Fauci told Guthrie that even though “some” (he had “some” one in mind) argue the CDC is too conservative [rolling-eyes emoji], “as the case numbers go down, they’re going to be pulling back on some of the restrictions.”

Regarding mask guidelines for kids, Fauci said: “When children are out in the community, they are more at risk of getting infected.” Enter comedian and podcast host Joe Rogan. During a recent episode of his podcast, (prior to the latest CDC guidelines), Rogan said:

“Are you healthy? Are you a healthy person? Like, look, don’t do anything stupid, but you should take care of yourself. You should — if you’re a healthy person, and you’re exercising all the time, and you’re young, and you’re eating well, like, I don’t think you need to worry about this.”

And then this:

“I can tell you as someone who has — both my children got the virus. It was nothing. I mean, I hate to say that if someone’s children died from this. I’m very sorry that that happened. I’m not in any way diminishing that. But I’m saying the personal experience that my children had with COVID was nothing.”

Factual or not, obviously sacrilegious within the devout congregation of the Church of St. Fauci — and the church’s “theologian” wasted no time whining to Guthrie about it.

“You’re talking about yourself in a vacuum. You’re worried about yourself getting infected and the likelihood that you’re not going to get any symptoms. But you can get infected, and will get infected if you put yourself at risk.”

He mad.

Fauci insisted there are still cases of asymptomatic people infected with the coronavirus “inadvertently and innocently” spreading the virus, before taking another shot at Rogan.

“So if you want to only worry about yourself and not society, then that’s OK. But if you’re saying to yourself, ‘even if I get infected, I could do damage to somebody else even if I have no symptoms at all,’ and that’s the reason why you’ve got to be careful and get vaccinated.”

Tony Fauci. Trying to drop a serious guilt trip on Joe Rogan. Cute little man, ain’t he?

Finally, Guthrie asked the set-up question she was dying to ask; whether young, healthy people should get vaccinated, no doubt knowing full-well how Fauci would answer.

“Absolutely,” he asserted. Guthrie and Fauci then high-fived in an audible slap and ended the segment. (OK that last part “might” not be true.)

Fauci also whined to MSNBC’s snippy little host, Chris Hayes on Tuesday.

“If you’re vaccinated, and I’m vaccinated, we can play a pick-up game tomorrow. I’ll probably destroy you, but that’s okay.”

I was unaware that among his multitude of talents, Fauci is also a comedian [ahem].

Here’s the Bottom Line on Tony Fauci

Given Fauci’s starstruck addiction to his shiny status as the hood ornament on the Democrat COVID clown car, his primary objective — and his greatest fear of losing — is milking his “Mr. Know-It-All” image on the left as long as he can get away with doing so.

Moreover, the “good doctor” knows that if he is to continue that status he must also continue to keep the left sufficiently concerned about the virus as long as can.

In order to do so, Fauci must remain the left’s omniscient guru — their St. Fauci of Epidemiology — on all things “never-ending pandemic.”

So far, things appear to be going just peachy for Fauci, as reported by my RedState colleague Brad Slager on Tuesday:

The NY Times Extends the Slavish Devotion by Staging ‘The Fauci Awards’

Can’t make it up. Don’t have to. But it sure is a helluva target-rich environment.

In related news, as I reported on Tuesday, a high school runner in Oregon, forced by Gov. Kate Brown to wear a mask while running in a race — outdoors — collapsed face-first just feet from the finish line, in what her coach described as “complete oxygen debt.”

The teenager, who was unconscious after the fall fully recovered and is fine, but was being treated for a concussion she reportedly suffered in the fall.

HS Runner Forced by State to Wear Mask Collapses at Finish Line

Spoiler: In a rare flying pigs moment, Gov. Brown then blinked.