Anthony Fauci has admitted that COVID vaccine mandates are scientifically baseless.
Without explicitly acknowledging that he was wrong, the quadruple-vaccinated virologist conceded to Fox News that the shots don’t work “overly well” to block infection, as they were originally advertised.
Fauci would know, because the 81-year-old just recovered from a bout with the disease. Despite his four shots, he described feeling “really poorly” during a “COVID rebound” that has been linked with Paxlovid, an anti-viral drug manufactured by Pfizer that Fauci was on.
Fauci told Fox News’ Neil Cavuto that the vaccines don’t work “overly well” against infection, but still are beneficial for preventing serious illness and death.
Vaccinated people who are “confused” when they get sick with COVID should be mindful that their illness would be more serious without the vaccine, he claimed.
“And I believe that’s the reason, Neil, why at my age, being vaccinated and boosted, even though it didn’t protect me against infection, I feel confident that it made a major role in protecting me from progressing to severe disease.”‘
But Fauci said something very different early on in the vaccine rollout. Last year, he said the vaccine would act as a “dead end” to stop the virus from spreading.
Fauci admits it
If the shots don’t work “overly well” to stop the spread of the virus, then what is the point of vaccine mandates? How can Fauci justify ostracizing people from society for refusing to take the shot against their will?
The vaccines have demonstrably failed to do what Fauci said they would, but “Mr. Science” isn’t humble enough to admit it. Instead, he’s holding his death grip on the media spotlight as Americans move on from the pandemic that made him ultra-famous.
The longtime federal bureaucrat returned to his beloved perch on cable news Tuesday to offer more ominous warnings and call on Americans to keep wearing masks and get boosted.
“The threat to you is now,” Fauci said. “Immunity wanes, whether that’s immunity following infection or immunity following vaccine.”