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Dr. Anthony Fauci was one of COVID’s biggest disasters; responsible for more misinformation and outright falsehoods after early 2020 than virtually anyone.
It’s hard to do much worse than that.
As a reward for his unblemished track record of failure, Fauci retired from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) to take a cushy new job at Georgetown.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) just got around to announcing his replacement. And based on her track record during the pandemic, she may somehow be worse.
Dr. Jeanne Marrazzo from the University of Alabama at Birmingham was named as Fauci’s replacement, an irresponsible, indefensible choice considering her relentless misinformation. Back in 2020, for example, she misrepresented the COVID mortality rate by an absurd degree.
“It’s somewhat callous to say that 90% are going to survive, because you are completely disregarding the 10% of people who didn’t survive,” Marrazzo said. “And when you look at it, the consequences of the virus go way beyond that number.”
Except research done by non-politicized experts confirmed that the actual IFR at that time was around 0.034%. That’s 99.6% lower than 10%, and an overestimate by 23,311%. And this is Fauci’s replacement as the new head of NIAID.
Fauci’s Replacement Repeatedly Spread Misinformation On Masks
In 2021, well after evidence had confirmed that masks were completely ineffective at stopping COVID transmission, Marrazzo continued to spread the debunked lie that masks worked.
There is, of course, no “persuasive” evidence that masks prevent the spread of COVID in the community. But Marrazzo put her ideology first and science second, and thus she’s being rewarded with one of the most powerful positions in the country.
To back up her assertions, she shared inexplicably bad “science,” which relied on circular reasoning to “prove” itself. Completely indefensible.
She also, naturally, jumped on the natural origin lie, rushing to promote the paper and theory suggested by Fauci to protect himself and his profession.
For being a relatively obscure researcher from Alabama, Marrazzo’s devoted a significant amount of time and energy to misleading the public. She’s misrepresented their risk of death from COVID, misrepresented the evidence on masks, on the lab leak, and on the efficacy of mRNA vaccines.
Given her track record of inaccuracies equals, if not exceeds, Fauci, her appointment shouldn’t be surprising. But it is, yet again, another concerning sign of how politicized and unreliable government health agencies have become.