Stanford Professor: Fauci's Credibility Is 'Entirely Shot'
Leading expert slams U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases director
One of America's leading medical experts has slammed Dr. Anthony Fauci in a scathing statement, declaring that the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases director's credibility is "entirely shot."
Fauci has been facing mounting backlash after the recent release of his emails show him saying one thing in private and another in public.
Jay Bhattacharya, epidemiologist and professor of medicine at Stanford University, took aim at Fauci during an appearance on Fox News's "The Ingraham Angle."
"There are emails you can find in the treasure trove of emails that have been released where he acknowledged the virus has been aerosolized -- well the cloth masks people have been recommending, they're not particularly effective against aerosolized viruses," Bhattacharya told host Laura Ingraham.
Yet Fauci would later publicly insist that one mask is good and two might be even better.
"I really don't understand his back and forth and his answer made absolutely no sense," he said.
Bhattacharya said that although there has been evolving research, the facts about how the virus spreads did not change "a ton."
"Yes, you should change your mind when the science changes, what is that science that changed that convinced him that masks are the most effective way?" Bhattacharya said.
"The CDC Director Robert Redfield said masks were more effective than vaccines and Dr. Fauci did not contradict him when Dr. Scott Atlas said that was nonsense, which it was," he said.
"I think his credibility is entirely shot," Bhattacharya said.
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Fauci "continues to contradict himself while delivering ambiguous messages about the virus: He's addicted to the spotlight. He's never met a microphone he doesn't like," Concha wrote Saturday.
"Anthony Fauci once was the most trusted man in America on all-things-COVID. That's clearly no longer the case," he wrote.
"But much of the media still largely treats him as such -- even as those reading and watching at home appear to know better."
Fox News host Jesse Watters agreed that Fauci's image has been irrevocably comprised, according to Fox News.
"We expect politicians to lie to us -- but we don’t expect scientists to," he said.
"But that’s exactly what happened. Anthony Fauci hasn’t been telling the truth and he’s been caught.
"The Fauci era is officially over," he declared.
"The cover-up is crashing down.
"For the Democrats -- he’s too big to fail and the media is doing everything they can to preserve the Fauci legacy.
"But there’s no turning back now."
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Fauci came in for criticism Saturday from Republican Gov. Kristi Noem of South Dakota, according to WND.
Appearing at a North Carolina Republican event, Neom told the crowd that Fauci had once told her she would need 10,000 hospital beds for all the COVID-19 patients her state would have.
She said she only needed about 600 beds.
"Fauci is wrong -- a lot,” she said, according to The North State Journal.