Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis hit back against NIAID Director Dr. Fauci during a media conference this week after Fauci criticized comments that DeSantis made.
DeSantis made his remarks when a journalist started to ask, “Governor, you recently stated that unvaccinated people had no influence on numbers, and Dr. Fauci said that — ”
“That is not what I ever said. No, that is not what I said,” DeSantis replied. “Not that I ever imagine I would be quoted correctly. What I said was, if you are going to force mandates, you need to understand that the data is revealing that the vaccine means you are much less likely to get hospitalized or die if you are vaccinated. This is true. And I believe you see it from the statistics.”
“However, the vaccinations did not give us herd immunity,” DeSantis said. “So if the narrative is that to get herd immunity, you force all Americans to do this, and that will give us herd immunity, that did not happen. It is still spreading. In Florida, our cases are going down which is great, but that is not what the topic is, is it leading to herd immunity? Fauci also stated if 50% were vaccinated, we would not have surges. Well, that is not true. Look at the Sunbelt, look at the Pacific Northwest, and Hawaii, big surges that you have seen.”
During an interview with NPR’s “Morning Edition” in Dec. 2020, Fauci was asked how many people would have to get vaccinated to change the number of COVID-19 cases. He said, “I would expect 50% would need to get vaccinated before you see a change.” He said that if “75 to 85%” get vaccinated, we could get the “blanket of herd immunity.”
The liberal media never fails to give cover to Dr. Fauci and his blatant and obvious game of changing his statements about Covid-19.
This comes at a time when the Biden Administration is struggling on multiple fronts, including with the Afghanistan withdrawal being mismanaged, the economy showing signs of collapse, and the open border agenda being on full display.
Author: Blake Ambrose