‘Best decision I ever made’: Fauci claims credit for speedy COVID vaccine

Top infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci said that pushing for a speedy vaccine for the coronavirus was “the best decision that I’ve ever made,” seeming to take credit for the vaccine’s development and failing to mention Operation Warp Speed, Fox News reported.

Fauci made the comments during the taping of a CNN special on doctors during the pandemic that aired Sunday night.

“When I saw what happened in New York City, almost overrunning of our health care systems, and that’s when it became very clear that the decision we made on January 10 to go all-out and develop a vaccine, may have been the best decision that I’ve ever made with regard to intervention as the director of the institute,” he said in COVID WAR: The Pandemic Doctors Speak Out.

Fauci left out all mention of former President Donald Trump’s Operation Warp Speed task force, which formed the public-private partnerships needed to develop a vaccine quickly and touted it to the public as a way to return to normal activities.

Trump officials push back

Trump administration officials pushed back on Fauci’s comments, noting that Fauci was dismissive of Operation Warp Speed and commented publicly that it could take “years” for a vaccine to be developed.

 

In February, National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins called the Trump administration’s decision to pursue a vaccine through Operation Warp Speed “incredibly important.”

“The fact that we in December have not one, but two vaccines that had gone through trials and had been judged safe and effective by a very rigorous and very public FDA process is just breathtaking,” he told Axios on HBO.

Trump said earlier this month that he deserves credit for the fastest-ever vaccine rollout. “I hope everyone remembers when they’re getting the COVID-19 (often referred to as the China Virus) Vaccine, that if I wasn’t President, you wouldn’t be getting that beautiful ‘shot’ for 5 years, at best, and probably wouldn’t be getting it at all,” read a statement from the former president. “I hope everyone remembers!”

Indefinite restrictions

More than 100 million Americans have already been vaccinated against the coronavirus, and the vaccines are showing an average 90% reduction in new infections, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Some states have reopened in the midst of the vaccination process and the economy continues to rebound, although other statements Fauci has made indicate that he thinks shutdowns and mask-wearing should continue indefinitely.

It seems obvious that Fauci knows his relevance to the public will be over if people’s lives go back to normal, which gives him a strong motivation to keep lockdowns going as long as possible.

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    1. I don’t trust Fauci either claiming of what president Trump did shame on you Fauci .. president Trump who decided to do research of this vaccine and with in 5 years we got the Vaccine THANKS TO PRESIDENT TRUMP.. COVID-19 VACCINE..NOT FAUCI .

  1. this man is the biggest weasel around — he became the attention getter doctor that really thinks more of himself than the average person does– how much money is he making off of the the citizens he is tricking–most people have the knowledge to think for themselves and some of us do — go home Dr Fauci and stay there

    1. Do a little check of his REAL back ground! He is rotten to the core and has showen us all just what a 2 faced liar he is! Highest paid person in DC? Who is he fooling? Do a little checking. Picture of him, gates, piggy and looked like e john all smiles in china! Just before we were made aware of the virus! And why when piggy got back would she not go back to DC? GET HIM AND HIS BS OFF ANY AND ALL STATIONS!

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  3. I am not going to bother with Fauci and his so called “self importance” Its obvious that all Fauci is interested is self aggrandizement… well he gets his share of self gratification from Joe and Harris. He thinks that he is the perfect person. Frankly I think he spends more time looking around for some one to pat him on the back rather than the fact that our Country has more great Scientists than Fauci. Don’t break your arm patting yourself on the back Fauci as eventually the truth will come out and your going to be left in the mud along with Joe!!! I hope I live long enough to see it happen.!!!

  4. Has anyone looked at the overall picture of Dr. Fauci’s involvement in this Covid scare/lock down/vaccine? It seems that there is a paper trail from being a government employee under the Democratic party in power to under Republican party in power, not sure about requiring masks, to total Democratic control of federal government. It is now behooving Dr. Fauci to get his beliefs – desires in front of the power to be so that he can remain in an over paid political position as long as he can. It is the belief of the everyday worker/housewife/farmer that this whole situation is a maneuver to lock down the country and control the average person into submitting to the government will and to rely on the government for their financial well being.

  5. I never trusted this man from the first time he appeared with President Trump. He knows it wasn’t him that got the vaccine so quick but he wants to
    make the people think it was him. He is so full of himself it is sickening. Time for him to go, he is trying to keep his fear mongering going so he can
    stay in the spotlight.

    1. Don’t forget he is a Hillary Clinton lover. ( his e-mails proved that) . That has been the case all along with his less than supporting actions towards Trump. Now he wants to take credit for Trump’s successes. A typical democrap operative……lie upon lie and create a fantasy narrative. He has done absolutely nothing in regard to a consistent front against this Chinese rot. The real truth still has not been determined concerning his involvement in the world of biological tampering. As the old saying goes….if it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck then it must be a duck. He is doing a lot of metaphoric quacking !

  6. fauci is a lying, corrupt, stupid fool. I knew this a year and a half ago. a true dem that will get up and lie on the spot. I never saw so much corruption in the dem party. they cant think for themselves but sure as he– they can stand up to take credit for some one else.

  7. Of course this self admitted Hillary groupie can’t be trusted .He has been an admitted Demacratic party liar throughout the whole pandemic rouse

  8. Lord Fake Fauci has to claim something to justify his ridiculous salary of $400,000 + hear he got a million $$$ bonus – another joke milking the government – wishy washy no credibility!!!!

  9. Fauci should shut up for 5 years the amount of time he said it would take for a vaccine then he can take off the mask and say whatever he wants.Till then he has lost all credibility in my opinion. New expression not credible it’s just Fauci

  10. for all of them included hipocrite Fauci, is good if they put maks on thier full of lies faces,at least we doen’t see their evil smiles and evil faces(western hemisphere of governments does’nt have any more FACE, fauci should be thrown away together with all liberals lieyng sacks from the bottom to the top

  11. I understand Fauci helped in working with China to produce this virus. To me that is an act of treason against the US and the world.

    1. YOU have read a lot about the REAL LIAR! There is a lot of folks and articles out there. He was just helping to SCARE WE the People with all the lies! It would not be paid so much for WHAT? Hey America wake up and take a stand! This is plain and simple. A PLAN to take OVER our country and be in complete control

    2. Yes, you got it right, little man with Napoleon syndrome went to China In 2010 with 10 million dollars and worked on this plaque. This was all planned !!! Someone should put a smelly filt sock In his mouth. He also stole many students papers and claimed for his Own!!! Just like now, he is claiming , that he is to be thanked for CoVid vaccine.!!!! Him and biden, they should be In jail !!!! 🇺🇸🇺🇸🙏🙏🙏😤😤

  12. This creepy little moron is not a scientist. He has no scientific degree and is just an overpaid bureaucrat and flunky for the Democratic Party. Like most of the people in the WHO and CDC which deal in misinformation which changes almost daily. How many times has he changed his mind on Masks, Heard Immunity, and Lock Downs. He has the Americans so confused that no one knows “What we are supposed to do”. His next big push will be forced immunizations and cards or implementing chips to be able to fly, buy food, go out in public. Get ready! This is their next step! Their plan is to prevent Americans from returning to our normal lives. Just wait and see.

  13. Nobody had ever heard of Fauci before the virus, and he is loving having his mug on TV almost every day. He also know nobody will remember him if the virus does go away.That’s why he doesn’t want it to end. He doesn’t want that $400,000 + salary to end either. Who decided he was supposed to be paid that kind of salary to start with? They need to be kicked out with him.

  14. Just a reminder a genuinely deadly pandemic doesn’t require 24/7 advertising to remind you it exists.
    Real pandemics don’t need marketing campaigns and endless propaganda….. But

    Psychological Operations
    DO.

    If this so called pandemic was really as bad as they try to make you think we wouldn’t have to worry about the boarder or the BLM they would all be dead from the china virus…

  15. Fauci is a “ glory whore” taking credit where no credit is due! He has lied the whole time, pushing the virus panic, can’t keep his lies straight! Should be in jail!

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