Dr. Anthony Fauci, the Biden administration’s chief medical examiner, came a bit unglued over the weekend during an appearance on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
Fauci first appeared to get flustered when asked by host Jake Tapper about coronavirus testing.
“Well, we got to do better,” Fauci said. “I mean, we are doing better. If you look now compared to what we were a year ago, it’s extraordinarily much different in the positive sense. We now have multiple, multiple at-home tests available, when we virtually had none a year ago. But we do need to do better.”
Fauci continued by arguing that we need to “flood the system with testing.” He said, “We need to have tests available for anyone who wants them, particularly when we’re in a situation right now where people are going to be gathering.”
What exactly set Fauci off is unclear. Maybe it’s that fewer and fewer people are listening to him.
But, the context here, is that, prior to this interview, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki was asked by a reporter why the Biden administration, like other countries, is not adopting the approach of mailing coronavirus tests to Americans.
Psaki replied sardonically asking if the government ought to “just send one [test] out to every American.” Psaki was criticized for the comment with many arguing that the Biden administration just isn’t taking testing seriously enough.
The Biden administration is expected to announce a winter plan to combat the omicron variant of the coronavirus that is now rapidly spreading in America. That plan is expected, by and large, to focus on getting people fully vaccinated, which now means the two initial shots plus a booster. The claim is that the two initial shots are not enough against the omicron variant.
Fauci goes after the vaccinated
Normally, Fauci and the Biden administration direct their attacks at the unvaccinated. But, on Sunday, Fauci even went after vaccinated Americans telling them that they have to do more.
“Even though they are vaccinated and boosted, they may want to go that extra step, that extra mile to know that, when we have people coming into the home, where they are going someplace, that you can know in 15 minutes whether or not you’re positive,” Fauci said.
“But we have got to realize that it is more than just getting the vaccination,” Fauci added.
It’s just never enough for this guy.