Dr. Anthony Fauci, a leading member of the Coronavirus Task Force as the Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, has been a favorite of the press since the beginning of the pandemic.

There is not one of the media narratives that he fails to push.

He is so popular among the reporters covering the pandemic that he was featured on the cover of the digital version of InStyle Magazine.

Let’s just get some truths out of the way, shall we? Dr. Anthony Fauci is the longtime Head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. He’s spent most of 2020 on our television screens, calmly keeping us informed about the ongoing pandemic while driving home the seriousness of social distancing. He’s 79 years old. And he’s now a fashion magazine cover star.

The man was portrayed on SNL by none other than Brad Pitt, so it’s also true Dr. Fauci is attractive. Now, whether liberal women everywhere are fanning themselves over his expertise and “silver fox” vibe or because he’s a beacon of honesty and leadership during a time when we’ve had absolutely none of that on a national level… well, who can say for sure? Either way, these photos of Dr. Fauci in InStyle are perfection and he totally deserves the fawning his photos and accompanying interview will inspire.

I will simply point out he is not wearing a mask in the photo.

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The current narrative Fauci is touting is that despite the substantially higher rates of infections and deaths (and after fighting the guidance to shut-down in early February entirely), New York handle the pandemic “the right way.”

Many parts of the United States didn’t do enough to combat the coronavirus — but New York state did, Dr. Anthony Fauci said Friday.

“We’ve got to do the things that are very clear that we need to do to turn this around,” Fauci told PBS NewsHour. “Remember, we can do it. We know that when you do it properly, you bring down those cases. We’ve done it. We’ve done it in New York.”

“New York got hit worse than any place in the world. And they did it correctly by doing the things that you’re talking about,” added Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases — and a member of the White House coronavirus task force.

As a reminder of New York’s realities, there is a nice graph charting death rates in various parts of the globe.

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It’s the willingness to make extraordinary claims such as this, in defense of the progressive, beltway, media-approved narrative that inspires editors of New York’s leading publications to place Fauci on their covers. Regular and reasonable people have a far more rational take on New York’s performance.

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Trump seems to be willing to have Fauci do Fauci, but with a much better understanding that he can’t let the nation become Fauci’s test laboratory again.

President Trump during an interview with Fox News Channel’s Chris Wallace said he has “a very good relationship with Dr. Fauci,” and also described the Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases as “a little bit of an alarmist.”

The president’s description of Fauci came after Wallace brought up a cartoon, shared on social media by Trump aide Dan Scavino, that Wallace said “shows him as a leaker and an alarmist.”

The president indicated that Fauci, a member of the White House coronavirus task force, “made some mistakes.”

“Dr. Fauci at the beginning said ‘This will pass, don’t worry about it this will pass.’ He was wrong. Dr. Fauci said, ‘Don’t ban China, don’t ban China.’ I did, he then admitted that I was right,” Trump said. The president also indicated that Fauci had been wrong on the issue of wearing masks.

Fauci is not the only political animal. Look at the Centers for Disease Control.

Nearly all of the more than 8,000 political donations made by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) employees since 2015 went to left-leaning recipients, according to the Daily Caller.

The outlet scoured Federal Election Commission data and discovered that CDC workers supplied more than $285,000 to what the Daily Caller described as “Democratic candidates and causes.”

Five donations amounting to more than $1,000 were given to Republican causes.

Recognizing how political the CDC has become, and how the data is being distorted and the needs of regular Americans are ignored, little wonder that Trump said that he would resume holding coronavirus press briefings at the White House. It will be interesting to see how much, or how little, Fauci is involved in these events going forward.

 

 
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