Leave it to Dr. Fauci to make yet another asinine guidance recommendation with regard to the COVID-19 pandemic. His latest thoughts show just how out of touch the “expert” is with what’s happening to the administration that signs his checks.
According to Fox News, in the wake of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) lowering the COVID-19 isolation period from 10 days to five days, Fauci had the audacity this week to suggest those coming out of the five day isolation period should be subjected to yet another test, even though the Biden administration has already failed on the testing supply front.
Fauci, who serves as President Joe Biden’s chief medical adviser on the pandemic, often hints at recommendations shortly before they’re officially enacted, as his recommendations and opinions still carry heavy weight with the CDC decision-makers.
The infectious disease doctor added that his recommended new rules could be announced within a matter of days.
The testing shortage
The Biden administration has been battered with criticism — from both sides of the aisle — over its gross and obvious failure to provide enough tests for the American public amid the spread of the omicron variant of COVID-19.
But that didn’t stop Fauci from pushing the idea that those coming out of isolation after the new, shortened quarantine period should test negative before calling the all-clear.
“You’re right, people are getting concerned about why not test people at that time,” Fauci said during a CNN interview.
He added: “I myself feel that that’s a reasonable thing to do. I believe that the CDC soon will be coming out with more clarification of that, since it obviously has generated a number of questions about at that five-day period: should you or should you not be testing people?”
“The CDC is very well aware there has been some pushback about that,” Fauci added in a separate interview with George Stephanopoulos. “Looking at it again, there may be an option in that that testing could be a part of that. And I think we’re going to be hearing more about that in the next day or so from the CDC.”
Contradicting the CDC
In true Fauci fashion, the chief medical adviser directly contradicted guidance released by CDC Director Rochelle Walensky last week, who admitted that there’s too much uncertainty with the accuracy of the PCR tests after a first, initial positive test.
“What we do know is that the PCR test after infection can be positive for up to 12 weeks,” she said last week. “So that is not going to be helpful. You’re not going to be transmitting during all of that period of time. We’ve seen that in study after study.”
This, once again, is exactly why tens of millions of Americans have lost absolutely all confidence in Fauci’s “expert” opinions and the CDC in general, as the two factions consistently release conflicting information.