Dr. Anthony Fauci sat for an interview about the pandemic this week and said that even though Americans have an independent spirit, “now is the time to do what you’re told.”

That should go over well with millions of Americans who have already had pandemic fatigue for months now.

Isn’t this just what you want to hear when many schools, churches, restaurants, and other businesses still aren’t allowed to open?

Christina Farr writes at CNBC:

Fauci says U.S. has ‘independent spirit,’ but now is the time to ‘do what you’re told’

Whitehouse coronavirus advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci thinks that Americans have an independent spirit, but that there are times when it’s in our best interest to follow the rules.

Fauci, speaking on Thursday at Washington National Cathedral with other top health experts on the pandemic, noted that it is a bit unfair to compare the United States’ coronavirus response with other countries. The United States isn’t an island with five million people that can easily be shut down, he notes. So suppressing and controlling the virus is a lot more of a challenge.

“I was talking with my U.K. colleagues who are saying the U.K. is similar to where we are now, because each of our countries have that independent spirit,” he said on stage. “I can understand that, but now is the time to do what you’re told.”

Fauci noted that scientists have been perceived throughout this pandemic as “authoritarian” by members of the public, because of the steps taken to combat the virus. He noted that it’s unfortunate that science “has been lumped into politics.”

Here’s the video:

Fauci is correct, this has been lumped into politics, but perhaps not in the way that he thinks.

The people who run our politics don’t seem to live by the rules of “do what you’re told.”

Our leaders seem to do pretty much whatever they want to do.

Does everyone remember when they told us we only needed two weeks to flatten the curve?

That was in March.

Featured image via YouTube.


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