Let me start by saying I've been cautious as hell about Covid all year long. My brother in law hasn't gone to a single store since the pandemic hit. I know that hundreds of thousands of died.
What I have never understood is how everyone loves Dr. Fauci - on both the left and right. I'll admit that I'm naturally a skeptic but when he told us not to get masks in the early stages of the pandemic, I instinctively didn't believe him. Then months later, I didn't get why he and everyone was up in arms when some were questioning the insistence that we all mask up all the time.
People are insisting, "We must follow the science." But what does that mean? Are we supposed to have known when Fauci is speaking about science and when he's just lying to us. He justified his masks comments by saying that he was just trying to protect the PPPE equipment for the medical professionals. But check out his actual quote. It doesn't talk about PPPE, it talks about all masks.
the NY Times wrote:Fauci said:
There’s no reason to be walking around with a mask. When you’re in the middle of an outbreak, wearing a mask might make people feel a little bit better and it might even block a droplet, but it’s not providing the perfect protection that people think that it is. And, often, there are unintended consequences — people keep fiddling with the mask and they keep touching their face.”
Plus this is the guy who went to a baseball game, didn't sit six feet apart from two people and took off his mask.
And now Fauci has done it again. A NY Times reporter noticed he's been quietly upping his numbers on herd immunity.
the NY Times wrote:
In the pandemic’s early days, Dr. Fauci tended to cite the same 60 to 70 percent estimate that most experts did. About a month ago, he began saying “70, 75 percent” in television interviews. And last week, in an interview with CNBC News, he said “75, 80, 85 percent” and “75 to 80-plus percent.”
Now Fauci has once again admitted, he was lying all along. Check this out (bold added by yours truly).
the NY Times wrote:
In a telephone interview the next day, Dr. Fauci acknowledged that he had slowly but deliberately been moving the goal posts. He is doing so, he said, partly based on new science, and partly on his gut feeling that the country is finally ready to hear what he really thinks.
Hard as it may be to hear, he said, he believes that it may take close to 90 percent immunity to bring the virus to a halt — almost as much as is needed to stop a measles outbreak.
Dear Dr. Fauci. Please STOP. Tell us the truth 100% of the time. If people are lied to once, they aren't going to believe what you say down the road as they will conclude, 'If we are lied to once, we may be lied to again.'
The arrogance of the elite drives me nuts. They act like they are so smart we can't handle the truth so they should lie to us. No.
LRC co-founder Wejo's note: I'm changing the title of the thread from "been lying to us" to "purposely misled us". It's Christmas Day and associating Dr. Fauci with the word lie really rubs people the wrong way, including my aunt.