Senator Marco Rubio on Sunday expressed his grievances with the country’s leading expert in infectious diseases, Dr Anthony Fauci.
The Republican in Florida blew up the official of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and in a tweet claimed that he had ‘lied’ about the use of mask, the need to be vaccinated ‘twisted’ and is part of a greater conspiracy of elite trying to deceive Americans. .
“Dr. Fauci lied about masks in March. Dr. Fauci has distorted the level of vaccination required for herd immunity, ” Rubio wrote. “It’s not just him. Many in elite bubbles believe that the American public does not know ‘what is good for them’, so they should be deceived into ‘doing the right thing’.”
Some of what Rubio claims it was inaccurate or misleading. His post led to a rapid backlash from Twitter users, similar to the one generated at the time. Rubio and some IDP colleagues received criticism for get COVID vaccines for the first time responders, health workers and others who are more susceptible to the virus, despite reducing the pandemic earlier in the year.
The congressman doubts the need to receive the vaccine and his criticism of Fauci came only eight days later Rubio himself advocated the safety and efficacy of the vaccine when it was vaccinated at the US capital.
“I am so confident that the # Covid19 vaccine is safe and effective that I have decided to take it myself,” the Sunshine State legislator tweeted at the time.
Faucialong with other public health officials and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), Americans appealed for the mask at the start of the March pandemic. However, the CDC guidance was changed in April to recommend that you wear face masks as more was learned about the very contagious disease.
Fauci further explained in media interviews that their early reasoning was twofold: wearing mass masks could create a greater shortage for medical professionals, and there was initially a lack of knowledge about how many infected people were asymptomatic.
Like his attitude towards masks, FauciThe estimation of herd immunity has also changed over time. He and other health experts have raised their estimate from 60 to 70 percent to 75 to 85 percent.
In a recent New York Times maintenance, Fauci suggested that the move be based on public polls that show more openness to receiving the vaccine – and subsequent willingness for Americans to hear its new estimate – and the discovery of more transmissible strains.
Both to the Times and in an appearance on CNN Sunday morning, the NIH official elaborated that his new proposal that up to 85 percent vaccination may be needed to achieve herd immunity is based on outbreaks of measles in the past.
“If you are vaccinated with measles among 90 percent of the population, you see a breakthrough against the immunity of the herd,” Fauci told CNN. “I think we should all be honest and humble; no one really knows, but I think 70 to 85 percent for herd immunity for COVID-19 is a reasonable estimate and in fact most of my epidemiology colleagues agree with me. ‘
Democrats and celebrities mock Twitter Rubio for his critique of Fauci, some more aggressive than others.
“F *cking bull, and you know it, Mario, “wrote Rep. Mark Pocan (D-Wis.).” Please take your head off Trump’s butt. Much better air will clear your head. ‘
The anti-Trump group Republicans for Joe Biden questioned why ‘few do@marcorubio find the ‘courage’ to dr. To attack Fauci, America’s leading expert on infectious diseases, but not the President of the United States who constantly lied to the American people about this terrible pandemic? “