The New Lord Fauci

 

Hugh Auchincloss, Jr., M.D.

The old Fauci is retiring! Long live the new Fauci!

Hugh Auchincloss, Fauci’s 16-year deputy at NIAID, is going to succeed him. What kind of person would spend a decade and a half as deputy to such an arrogant and incompetent puppy torturer as Lord Fauci? Why, someone who advocates for animal experiments and more risky biolabs. He was in charge of the Emergency Use Authorization program – if that sounds familiar, it should because that is how the Covid vaccines were approved. And we can thank him for revoking the emergency use authorization for hydroxychloroquine.

He’s a transplant surgeon who graduated from Harvard and spent his entire career at Harvard Medical School and Mass General Hospital. His son Jake is a Democratic (of course, he is) politician from Massachusetts in the US House who is in favor of killing babies (he’s a member of the Pro-Choice Caucus).

I’m sure Hugh having his own larger-than-life portrait for his office prepared even now. Will things ever change?

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  1. RushBabe49 Thatcher
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    The ultimate aristocrat. Just what we need. 

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  2. OmegaPaladin Moderator
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    I would not hold his animal experiments against him – they sound like valid science.   Also, I would rather do all of the high containment work in the USA where we have whistle-blower laws and fairly free expression.   You linked an entire hearing transcript – do you have specific quotes from him?

    Has he been  seen to be as arrogant and hypocritical as “I am Science” Fauci?   I figure he is a bureaucrat and a liberal democrat, but I’m not sure he is in the same category as Fauci.

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  3. kedavis Coolidge
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    OmegaPaladin (View Comment):

    I would not hold his animal experiments against him – they sound like valid science. Also, I would rather do all of the high containment work in the USA where we have whistle-blower laws and fairly free expression. You linked an entire hearing transcript – do you have specific quotes from him?

    Has he been seen to be as arrogant and hypocritical as “I am Science” Fauci? I figure he is a bureaucrat and a liberal democrat, but I’m not sure he is in the same category as Fauci.

    Maybe not until he gets his hands on the grant money to pass around.

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  4. RushBabe49 Thatcher
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    Auchincloss comes from one of the wealthiest families in Mass.  He is well used to having wealth, and handing it out.

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  5. Steve Fast Coolidge
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    OmegaPaladin (View Comment):

    I would not hold his animal experiments against him – they sound like valid science. Also, I would rather do all of the high containment work in the USA where we have whistle-blower laws and fairly free expression. You linked an entire hearing transcript – do you have specific quotes from him?

    Has he been seen to be as arrogant and hypocritical as “I am Science” Fauci? I figure he is a bureaucrat and a liberal democrat, but I’m not sure he is in the same category as Fauci.

    Those are all fair comments. He may prove to be very different than Fauci.

    I’m concerned that by appointing Fauci’s deputy to succeed him it looks like the Blob is continuing its rule. NIAID needs to have the Augean stables cleaned out, and the best person to do it is one who knows where the bodies are buried and which levers to pull to effect real change. An honest liberal Democrat with bureaucratic knife-fighting skills would be a great person to do it. But would that kind of person spend 16 years playing second fiddle to Fauci? Maybe I’ll be pleasantly surprised.

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  6. The Reticulator Member
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    It’s too bad that nobody is interested in getting the Fauci problems fixed. The Fauci-haters and the Fauci fanboys are hard at work making sure nothing ever gets done. 

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  7. Mark Alexander Coolidge
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    Obligatory “Won’t Get Fooled Again” music clip.

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  8. Jerry Giordano (Arizona Patriot) Member
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    I don’t think that the problem was Fauci.  I know that a lot of people dislike him.

    Sadly, if I have to assign blame for the bad Covid response, the buck stops with Trump.  He was President.  He let Fauci and others take the lead, and took their advice about focusing on the disease to the exclusion of all other concerns — employment, economics, the kids in school, and so on.

    That was a political decision.  Fauci is an infectious disease guy, and his focus was on that.  It was Trump who should have demanded balance.

    I do realize that this would have been very difficult in the current media environment, and in light of the susceptibility of much of the population to hysteria.

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  9. Eugene Kriegsmann Member
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    The dog barks, but the caravan moves on. If this man spent 16 years serving under Fauci, does anyone think for a minute that he will be any different? The only meaningful change will come with a Republican administration, and not for another two years at best. We cannot afford the luxury of placating a damaged ego. We need to run someone in 2024 who can and will win. All one has to do is look at the manner in which DeSantis handled the epidemic in Florida and compare that to Trump’s puppy-dog compliance with Fauci et al. DeSantis wasn’t intimidated or overwhelmed. He did the research. He studied the problem, and he acted appropriately even in the face of derision and calumny. Trump folded. He is fine dealing with things he knows, but when it came to something he didn’t know he took no initiative to learn about it. He relied on Fauci and did whatever that charlatan told him to do. His ignorance and fear dominated. DeSantis showed real leadership. DeSantis is the perfect foil for Trump and a far better candidate for the Republicans to back.

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  10. kedavis Coolidge
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    Eugene Kriegsmann (View Comment):

    The dog barks, but the caravan moves on. If this man spent 16 years serving under Fauci, does anyone think for a minute that he will be any different? The only meaningful change will come with a Republican administration, and not for another two years at best. We cannot afford the luxury of placating a damaged ego. We need to run someone in 2024 who can and will win. All one has to do is look at the manner in which DeSantis handled the epidemic in Florida and compare that to Trump’s puppy-dog compliance with Fauci et al. DeSantis wasn’t intimidated or overwhelmed. He did the research. He studied the problem, and he acted appropriately even in the face of derision and calumny. Trump folded. He is fine dealing with things he knows, but when it came to something he didn’t know he took no initiative to learn about it. He relied on Fauci and did whatever that charlatan told him to do. His ignorance and fear dominated. DeSantis showed real leadership. DeSantis is the perfect foil for Trump and a far better candidate for the Republicans to back.

    The media will claim that dead bodies were “stacked like cordwood” because of DeSantis, and a lot of people will believe it.

    And that’s just the start.

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  11. Doctor Robert Member
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    Worst possible choice.  This guy, before coming to be under Fauci, came from tje same department as Rochele Walensky.  Don’t expect any improvements.

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  12. Modus Ponens Member
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    The day Science bucked Authority was the day Authority plotted to subjugate Science.

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  13. Columbo Member
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    What kind of person would spend a decade and a half as deputy to such an arrogant and incompetent liar as Lord Fauci? 

    That sums it up completely. Those 16 years of obedient acquiescence are disqualifying in every way!

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  14. Eugene Kriegsmann Member
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    kedavis (View Comment):

    Eugene Kriegsmann (View Comment):

    The dog barks, but the caravan moves on. If this man spent 16 years serving under Fauci, does anyone think for a minute that he will be any different? The only meaningful change will come with a Republican administration, and not for another two years at best. We cannot afford the luxury of placating a damaged ego. We need to run someone in 2024 who can and will win. All one has to do is look at the manner in which DeSantis handled the epidemic in Florida and compare that to Trump’s puppy-dog compliance with Fauci et al. DeSantis wasn’t intimidated or overwhelmed. He did the research. He studied the problem, and he acted appropriately even in the face of derision and calumny. Trump folded. He is fine dealing with things he knows, but when it came to something he didn’t know he took no initiative to learn about it. He relied on Fauci and did whatever that charlatan told him to do. His ignorance and fear dominated. DeSantis showed real leadership. DeSantis is the perfect foil for Trump and a far better candidate for the Republicans to back.

    The media will claim that dead bodies were “stacked like cordwood” because of DeSantis, and a lot of people will believe it.1

    And that’s just the start.

    Unfortunately, there is no cure for stupid.

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  15. kedavis Coolidge
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    Eugene Kriegsmann (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Eugene Kriegsmann (View Comment):

    The dog barks, but the caravan moves on. If this man spent 16 years serving under Fauci, does anyone think for a minute that he will be any different? The only meaningful change will come with a Republican administration, and not for another two years at best. We cannot afford the luxury of placating a damaged ego. We need to run someone in 2024 who can and will win. All one has to do is look at the manner in which DeSantis handled the epidemic in Florida and compare that to Trump’s puppy-dog compliance with Fauci et al. DeSantis wasn’t intimidated or overwhelmed. He did the research. He studied the problem, and he acted appropriately even in the face of derision and calumny. Trump folded. He is fine dealing with things he knows, but when it came to something he didn’t know he took no initiative to learn about it. He relied on Fauci and did whatever that charlatan told him to do. His ignorance and fear dominated. DeSantis showed real leadership. DeSantis is the perfect foil for Trump and a far better candidate for the Republicans to back.

    The media will claim that dead bodies were “stacked like cordwood” because of DeSantis, and a lot of people will believe it.1

    And that’s just the start.

    Unfortunately, there is no cure for stupid.

    Well eventually there is the grave.  But they can do a lot of damage along the way.

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  16. The Reticulator Member
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    Eugene Kriegsmann (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Eugene Kriegsmann (View Comment):

    The dog barks, but the caravan moves on. If this man spent 16 years serving under Fauci, does anyone think for a minute that he will be any different? The only meaningful change will come with a Republican administration, and not for another two years at best. We cannot afford the luxury of placating a damaged ego. We need to run someone in 2024 who can and will win. All one has to do is look at the manner in which DeSantis handled the epidemic in Florida and compare that to Trump’s puppy-dog compliance with Fauci et al. DeSantis wasn’t intimidated or overwhelmed. He did the research. He studied the problem, and he acted appropriately even in the face of derision and calumny. Trump folded. He is fine dealing with things he knows, but when it came to something he didn’t know he took no initiative to learn about it. He relied on Fauci and did whatever that charlatan told him to do. His ignorance and fear dominated. DeSantis showed real leadership. DeSantis is the perfect foil for Trump and a far better candidate for the Republicans to back.

    The media will claim that dead bodies were “stacked like cordwood” because of DeSantis, and a lot of people will believe it.1

    And that’s just the start.

    Unfortunately, there is no cure for stupid.

    I was thinking about that earlier today and am not so sure. Russia was very stupid in the way it handled its war over the first several months. It still is in some ways, but its forces are now better coordinated. Some kinds of stupid can be fixed.  Ukraine was uncoordinated at first, too, and got its actions coordinated a lot more quickly than Russia did. But in a situation like that one shouldn’t count on one’s opponents staying stupid forever.

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