Fox News host Tucker Carlson blasted Dr. Anthony Fauci and the fact that he is being allowed to “run the country.”
Carlson said that the Fauci is behind the “largest and most disruptive response to a national emergency in our lifetimes.”
Carlson did admit that Fauci is an “impressive person” who “certainly has the credentials for the job,” despite his qualifications he’s been wrong several times. As an example, Carlson played the clip of Dr. Fauci on January 21st claiming that the coronavirus was “not a major threat” to the US public, as The Daily Caller reported.
“To be clear, we’re not attacking Tony Fauci for getting it wrong on the coronavirus,” Carlson said after citing several other examples. “Most people did get it wrong, in and out of medicine.”
Of course, the same man that told us we have nothing to worry about is now demanding the country stay locked down for who knows how long. As Carlson said Fauci is requesting “extreme measures” that could last months until “there are no more coronavirus infections and no more deaths.”
“Here’s the problem with getting these numbers so horribly wrong,” said Carlson. “These numbers have driven massively disruptive government policy. Our entire national shutdown is based on the fear that coronavirus patients would overwhelm hospitals. And outside of parts of New York City, that has not happened.”
Carlson concluded saying: “Ten million Americans out of work and staring at poverty. That is not quote ‘inconvenient,’ as you just heard Dr. Fauci put it. It’s horrifying. It’s a far bigger disaster than the virus itself, by any measure. Tony Fauci, decent as he may be, can’t see that, because he doesn’t think it’s his job to see it. But even a doctor should be able to think beyond the models. Our response to coronavirus could turn this into a far poorer nation. Poor countries are unhealthy countries, always and everywhere.”
“In poor countries, people die of treatable diseases. In poor countries, people are far more vulnerable to obscure viruses, like the one we are fighting now. You want to keep Americans from dying before their time? Then don’t impoverish them. For all his credentials, experience and apparent decency, Dr. Anthony Fauci doesn’t seem to understand any of this, and we should never let someone like that run this country.”