Dr. Fauci Calls Out CPAC For ‘Ideological Rigidity’ Regarding Vaccines

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Shifting ever closer to political punditry and away from trusted medical expertise, Dr. Anthony Fauci went on CNN with Jake Tapper on Sunday to discuss the status of vaccination rates in America and the ongoing COVID-19 Delta variant, with some partisan analysis thrown in for good health.

After Tapper presented Fauci with a video from CPAC — Conservative Political Action Conference — featuring a speaker who brushed off the government’s failed attempt to vaccinate 70% of the population by the Fourth of July, Fauci tried to bash white conservatives for choosing to forego vaccination.

The speaker at CPAC viewed the government’s failed goal as a federal-level coercion halted by the free will of the American people, which Fauci called “horrifying.”

“It’s horrifying,” commented Fauci. “I mean, they are cheering about someone saying it’s a good thing for people not to try and save their lives.”

Fauci also added, “I mean, it’s ideological rigidity. I think there’s no reason not to get vaccinated. Why are we having red states and places in the South, that are very highly ideological in one way, not wanting to get vaccinations – vaccinations have nothing to do with politics.” 

Defending a vaccine created by the Trump administration’s Operation Warp Speed — which Fauci helped oversee — the once-trusted doctor came off as smug and demeaning toward Republicans.

Frequently relying on circumlocution, Fauci’s scathing review of Republicans and comments directed at CPAC ignore the fact that vaccination rates in black and brown communities nationwide have fallen behind white and Asian American demographics.

Jennifer Allen, a professor of community health at Tufts University, found that a survey looking at vaccination rates among races discovered that “white people are more likely to have been vaccinated than black people, despite similar levels of vaccine hesitancy, or saying they are very unlikely to get a vaccine.”

According to an AARP report, “Whites received 78% of COVID-19 vaccinations,” while only 13% of black communities have accepted a dose of the vaccine. Thirty-two percent of the Hispanic population has had at least one dose.

As news outlets usher the vaccination rate issue into a conversation about inequity, supply of the vaccines continues to outweigh the demand throughout the nation.

Fauci, seemingly unaware of the difference when talking with Tapper, called all skepticism against the vaccine meddling in a “life or death” situation, even though there has been a nearly 95% decrease in hospitalizations since COVID hit, despite the new Delta variant.

The current number of Americans who have received at least one dose has eclipsed 67% of the total population.


Written by Alejandro Avila

Alejandro Avila lives in Southern California and previously covered news for the LA Football Network. Jeopardy expert and grumpy sports fan that has watched every movie.


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  1. Fauci is a fraud. There is no pandemic. Numbers were inflated the CDC illegally changed the way they count COVID deaths. There is no need for an experimental pathogen injection with safe and effective treatments. This injection is not approved for use nor should it have emergency authorization since there are defective treatment alternatives. And it’s not a vaccine. Period.

    • This should really apply to “vaccines” in general. Big pharma wields way to much power and influence in this country and I hope this COVID vaccine crap wakes people up the scam that modern day vaccines are.

      Most of them are not even legally categorized as vaccines, but as “therapies.” Yet American Doctors pressure people to take shot after shot.

  2. Here’s an idea. How about answering the specific questions and concerns everyone is raising about the publicly available scientific data with specificity instead of “shouting down” questions like some king addressing his subjects? Maybe stop politicizing medicine and behave like a competent scientist who references the data and addresses contradictory evidence directly? Why’s he only going on CNN and MSNBC for example? He doesn’t want to answer actual questions.

    My concern is our public health officials ought to be the ones challenging and questioning the safety concerns from unapproved vaccines WAY before it gets to the public, but instead they’re saying stop asking questions? Here’s a certainty, When scientists shut down inquiry there’s other motives at play for them outside of science. That attitude is anti-science and it’s why there are 150 million people not taking it.

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