Not 100% sure what you're talking about here (the lab angle?), but I never quite understood the hero worship of Fauci as an individual. Although in those emails, it seems like he didn't quite understand it, either. Speaking for those of us on the actual left (not the Democratic Party), I never saw a ton of the cringeworthy SNL-style Fauci stuff. I mostly saw people making fun of it, although probably more for aesthetic reasons than public health reasons. I just don't spend that much time thinking about Anthony Fauci, to be honest.boyyourself wrote: ↑Thu Jun 03, 2021 8:16 amI’m waiting to here from the “if we all just would’ve listened to Fauci this never would’ve happened” crowd. After all you were a dumb trumper if you didn’t. That’s was the explanation I’ve gotten several times for why some people didn’t buy into fauci.....
And do these fuckers have nothing better to do than to track the mutation of a virus in a bat?
Sorry but I don’t agree with that science.
What’s good to know, comforting honestly, is that there are a great number of us out there that don’t like or trust Biden, Trump, or fauci. You wouldn’t know that if you only watched the news. Or wherever you get your “information”. It’s all about choosing sides and adopting the current belief systems of that side.
So yeah hopefully we are better prepared in the future because we have more that will be less willing to comply to mandates with grave consequences. Maybe some musicians besides kid rock will actually come out and start speaking about how maybe after all we didn’t need to have their entire lives shut down nor the entire industry around it.. Or is only ok to rail against Trump if you’re an entertainer? Hard to tell. It starts to fall on deaf ears when groups like that with big voices never seem to call out “the other side” for their bs. Gotta act like your supposed to according to the colors you choose to fly I guess. Isbell is the classic example. Ever heard him call out anyone other than a republican on Twitter? It’s for the good of the cause that I’m sure is gonna take soon.
Or maybe kids can speak up about how we knew the whole time that they were low risk and that schools never should’ve closed. I guarantee teachers unions won’t. Kids got disrespected more than anything. That and the ocean. But we’re gonna get to the environment after this is over. And start building infrastructure I guess.
Sucks when the new buzz word equals more more more. More shit.
Watching the media protect fauci still is as predictable as finding out that in all those fauci emails, there’s nothing about remedies or preventions......just vaccines. All he saw was vaccine and he loved his 15 minutes. “He’s an expert and your not!!! Oh ok.
And his connection to Bill Gates?
The biomedical company that did early testing here in Telluride? Connected to Bill gates as well ——— yet all I heard is how lucky of a community we are to have them. Don’t worry about them getting all your info while doing a human experiment on you at the same time.
I took it because I’m on search and rescue. Got duped. Hook line and sinker.
And don’t worry about how they all believe in de population as a means to saving the planet.....
Wild conspiracy? You think so? I don’t.
I think it's less helpful to focus on Fauci as one individual and more helpful to focus on the fact that social distancing and lockdowns were the general consensus among epidemiologists and public health professionals all over the world. Fauci's real value is that Trump couldn't really get away with firing him and so he provided an "adult in the room" vibe that people latched onto. Frankly, if Trump had been capable of providing any leadership whatsoever, I don't think Fauci would have been pumped up to such an absurd degree.
If your takeaway from this pandemic is that more people should be like Kid Rock and flout public health precautions/not comply with mandates, I'm not sure what you're basing that on. We're going to end up having lost more than 600,000 people in the U.S., and it could have been much worse if we had just given up and allowed the virus to circulate even more broadly.
As for a focus on vaccines, in my opinion it was pretty obvious pretty early on that vaccines were our only real path out of this thing, unfortunately. Other countries that actually instituted stricter lockdowns, testing and tracing, etc. (thinking of, e.g., New Zealand, South Korea, Vietnam) had other methods at their disposal, but America screwed the pooch so quickly and proved so incapable of managing viral spread that vaccines were our only hope.
Here's one thing I will give you: I rolled my eyes pretty hard when the Fauci book news leaked. It would be one thing if it came out in a year or two, but we're still not even out of the pandemic yet and it's just not a good look to have America's Public Health Daddy cashing in already.