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White House disavows searing Navarro editorial attacking Fauci

The White House today backed away from a searing editorial in USA Today by White House economic advisor Peter Navarro in which the trade specialist said he doesn’t trust anything Fauci tells him.

After the editorial appeared this morning, White House Director of Strategic Communications Alyssa Farah took to Twitter.

According to the piece:

Dr. Anthony Fauci has a good bedside manner with the public, but he has been wrong about everything I have interacted with him on.

In late January, when I was making the case on behalf of the president to take down the flights from China, Fauci fought against the president’s courageous decision — which might well have saved hundreds of thousands of American lives.

When I warned in late January in a memo of a possibly deadly pandemic, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases was telling the news media not to worry . . .

So when you ask me whether I listen to Dr. Fauci’s advice, my answer is: only with skepticism and caution.

Let’s hope Fauci doesn’t tell him to duck if someone throws a brick at his head.

5 thoughts on “White House disavows searing Navarro editorial attacking Fauci”

  1. While I don’t condone what Mr. Navarro did with the op-ed and he must have known the White House would have disavowed it, I can say that Dr. Fauci has been a major contributor to disinformation – certainly not the only one. He was looked upon as a “saint” and that everything he said should be taken at face value. It was considered heresy to contradict or question anything he said. I much preferred Dr. Berx – I believe she was candid without being overzealous – she certainly was not a media hog.

    While I understand there was great uncertainty when this all began, and he will tell you he doesn’t sugarcoat things, he did a huge disservice to the American public early on by his stance about China, his stance about masks, etc. To say that we will likely NEVER again be able to shake hands or have personal contact was extreme. Maybe necessary right now, but certainly extreme.

    I do believe he enjoyed the notoriety and public fawning that he received which subsided somewhat after time.

    A major thing that individuals are witnessing is the mental impact the shutdown has had on everyone, including kids not being in school. The constant commercials “we are in this together”, suggesting that all we need to do is stay home and communicate via social media, skype etc. is the only answer, the constant barrage of shaming has taken its toll on people.

    It is seriously time for people to get back to “normal” while practicing social distancing whenever possible, masks if appropriate, washing hands (if you aren’t already doing that – you can’t fix stupid) and people who are frantic about getting the virus or are at risk for whatever reason to choose to stay home and shelter.

  2. Speaking for nobody; who is Navarro and/or why would anyone care what he thinks.

    While the MSM/Dems keep pounding anti-Trump drums on every single thing he does or says, and what someone employed at the White House thinks, Americans are more worried about their jobs, school, toilet paper shortages, and if we’re ever going to see professional sports again.
    Biden continues to stumble and bumble, Pelosi spits out hate arrows every day, immature rioters/protesters keep raising more impossible demands, but we’re more focused on our family and our future.

  3. Imagine If… Back in October someone would have told you that…

    +/- average deaths over the period from October through May would be 2.062 million people (all sources of death) for the coming 35 weeks or so..

    Then someone could say — but we are concerned about some things and think that this year might be about 2.146 million deaths (all sources)… and said it looks like a tougher flu/virus season is coming.

    People would say… take your vitamins, rest up and stay away from sick people.

    Those numbers are from the CDC… AND… imagine if the knuckleheads running NYC et al would have not put sick people with well people… The
    differential would not be 2.062 million vs 2.146 million but more like 2.062million vs 2.122 million or similar

    The point is that there appears more and more to be less of a problem than thought (and we won’t know until later if all that we did to ‘help’ actually did help).

    Remember Sweden — generally did not lock down.

    Population 10Million — 5500+ deaths
    Vs. New York… 20Million and 32000+ deaths…
    For reference.. the two states with populations just over and under Sweden …10Million+ Ohio at 3000+ deaths and 9.8Million Michigan at 6300+ deaths……

    Finally — respecting that these deaths are people with families — this is not a very large variance from normal. AND.. we don’t know if the ‘help’ really helped or if it hurt. Flattening curves extends the life of the curve, essentially.

    People erred. Government help is an oxymoronic type thing. Sadly, liberty is the biggest casualty here.

  4. I refuse, absolutely refuse to walk around like a fool wearing a mask, distancing etc.
    Don’t want to shake hands, don’t.
    Mask nazi’s?
    Stay the hell away.

  5. We must be getting closer to the end of the Covid as the naysayers, and finger pointers are out in force..that’s a good thing. And Navarro… economic advisor…stick to that. Fauci, stick to medical data, stop gazing into the klieg lights.

    Both men are intelligent, and useful, when put to the task in which they have knowledge. Otherwise, please fermez la bouche.


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