Up until a few weeks ago, the American people were being updated daily by Dr. Fauci.
When the reopening of the country started, those updates became less frequent.
Today, Dr. Fuaci is only heard from during the rare interview and reportedly has not been in to see President Trump for weeks, leading many to believe Trump has sidelined him.
Getting It Wrong
Nobody here is challenging Dr. Fauci’s expertise, but it would be very fair to say that Dr. Fauci has been wrong far more often than he has been right.
Remember, Dr. Fauci was the one downplaying how this virus would impact our country through March.
During that time, he also mocked the use of masks as a way to slow the spread.
Dr. Fauci is also the one that at one time thought millions of people would die from the virus.
And, if we are to believe Trump, he was not exactly supported by anyone on the task force when Trump started to close down travel.
That low rate of success by Dr. Fauci is reportedly what has some White House officials concerned about continuing to allow him to be the face of the team fighting this virus.
Trump hinted at this during a recent interview with Sean Hannity, calling Fauci “a nice man, but he’s made a lot of mistakes.”
Gloom and Doom
Throughout the country, COVID-19 cases are on the rise, but death rates continue to stay relatively low.
Even Texas, Florida, and California, all states that have seen the largest increases in daily cases, are still reporting less than 100 deaths daily.
At this point, there are more than few people that believe that as long as we protect the elderly and those with underlying conditions, we can continue to press forward with opening with relatively low loss of life.
President Trump has to get the economy moving again, yet Dr. Fauci is already on record recommending states shut back down entirely to avoid a continued surge in cases.
Dr. Fauci has called the low death rate a “false narrative” and one that should not make people complacent as we move forward.
Last week, Fauci stated, “As a country, when you compare us to other countries, I don’t think you can say we’re doing great. I mean, we’re just not.”
This also goes against statements Fauci had made in the past when he outright stated that due to the size and nature of the United States, this country should not be measured against other countries.
Dr. Fauci is now expressing concerns about reopening schools, which is something this administration has been adamant that needs to happen come September.
Trump is not alone in his criticism of Dr. Fauci.
Trade adviser Peter Navarro recently stated, “Dr. Fauci has a good bedside manner with the public but he has been wrong about everything I have ever interacted with him on.
“Now Fauci is saying that a falling mortality rate doesn’t matter when it is the single most important statistic to help guide the pace of our economic reopening.
“So, when you ask me if I listen to Dr. Fauci’s advice, my answer is only with caution.”
For now, don’t expect to see very much of Fauci in the media save the weekend interviews that the White House still seems to be granting.
For better or for worse, it does appear as though Dr. Fauci is no longer calling the shots, or at least the shots the President listens to.