Dr. Anthony Fauci, Chief Medical Advisor to President Biden, and Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, has served seven Presidents from Ronald Reagan to Joe Biden.
He is a national treasure, having dealt over four decades with the various Immunodeficiency diseases from AIDS onward to Swine Flu to Ebola to COVID 19.
He has had high respect and honors visited upon him, but now, as he plans to retire at age 82 at the end of 2022 after dedicated service to the nation, this hero scientist is being attacked by “MAGA” Republicans, including, most outrageously, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, and Kentucky Senator Rand Paul.
DeSantis has acted like a despot as governor, and has called Fauci an “elf”, due to his short stature, and proposed tossing him across the Potomac, a total lack of respect for his intellectual brilliance and knowledge. This outrage is by a governor who presided over more COVID 19 deaths than other states, due to his refusal to enforce masking and vaccinations against a disease which still kills 400 people per day, and over one million in two and a half years!
Both DeSantis and Rand Paul are clearly anti science and health concerns, and they should both be defeated in their races for Governor in Florida and US Senate in Kentucky this November!
It is amazing that in this time of a swine flu epidemic potential, and with news that 76 children have died as a result of the epidemic, with 19 in the past week, we have anti government and anti science attitudes kicking in to the detriment of the American people.
About a third of parents are making clear that they will not allow their children to be inoculated, because of fear that their kids might become sick, and because they do not trust the government to do what is right. At the same time, a substantial number of health care workers are demonstrating the same crazy mentality, and if so, it makes many people who are not knowledgeable about the epidemic pause before protecting their children and the elderly and those with serious health conditions.
If this epidemic proves to be what it is expected to be, it will be a national disaster if many thousands of Americans die because of the refusal of people to believe the seriousness of the situation.
This is being encouraged by radio talk show hosts and conservatives, who would rather promote religion over science, and love to attack government, except when it benefits wealthy people and corporations.
We are in the midst of a national crisis in more ways than one. It is not just over this potentially massive number of people who might become sick and potentially die if they do not receive inoculation. It is also over understanding government’s importance in our lives,Â and the significance of science based on factual evidence, compared to religion, based on belief and faith alone.