Fauci Downplays Lab Leak Hypothesis

 

Anthony Fauci, an epidemiologist who plays a doctor on TV, is working overtime to ensure that the elite consensus continues to hold that the Covid 19 lab-leak hypothesis is conspiracy theory garbage.

The official investigation tasked with getting to the bottom of it all was, after all, was a joint venture between two epidemiological Dream Teams: the World Health Organization and China. (What’s next, putting James Comey and Adam Schiff in charge of FBI oversight?) No surprise, then, that when little evidence emerged for the preferred zoonotic origin of Covid 19, the team nevertheless felt compelled to state that its likelihood was “likely to very likely” while deeming a laboratory scenario “extremely unlikely.” In other words, “Based on our modeling…”

To listen to Fauci is to get the impression that as more and more Americans get vaccinated, the vaunted herd immunity recedes further and further away. One day Fauci, consulting The Science™ (which is increasingly a kind-of Authoritarian Oracle at Delphi) estimates herd immunity to be achieved when 60% to 70% of the population is inoculated, either through vaccines or the old-fashioned way. He then raises it to 70% to 75%, then 80% and 85%. One is reminded of the old joke about soccer being America’s sport-of-the-future since 1970.

But after his year in the sun in which no interview was beneath him, the nation is finally beginning to move on. Much to the chagrin of elites and Blue State America, the US is on the verge of returning pre-Covid normalcy. Last week’s repeal of the federal mask guidance, however, has created a new problem: progressives no longer know whom to hate. You’d think that making masks entirely optional would only enhance their utility as virtue signifiers, allowing liberals to easily distinguish between Trump voters and those who, like themselves, are doing God’s work.

The only issue now is what exactly is the status quo ante? Is it a world where Americans can gather in large numbers, indoors or out, without masks? Or is it one in which Joe Biden can caress your wife’s shoulders while whispering God-knows-what into her ear? Is it one where we needn’t worry about social distancing? Or one in which college students accused of sexual assault are held to the same evidentiary standards as is Joe Biden?

Only time will tell.

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  1. Addiction Is A Choice Member
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    Bravo! And bonus points for the use of “Nathan Thurm: Tobacco Growers of America”

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  2. David Deeble Member
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    Addiction Is A Choice (View Comment):

    Bravo! And bonus points for the use of “Nathan Thurm: Tobacco Growers of America”

    It was the sweatiest image I could find.

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  3. Addiction Is A Choice Member
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    David Deeble (View Comment):

    Addiction Is A Choice (View Comment):

    Bravo! And bonus points for the use of “Nathan Thurm: Tobacco Growers of America”

    It was the sweatiest image I could find.

    Martin Short’s “Attorney Nathan Thurm” made more than one memorable appearance on Saturday Night Live. Check out this wonderful 6o Minutes parody featuring Christopher Guest, Billy Crystal, and Harry Shearer doing a bang-on Mike Wallace impression:

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  4. 9thDistrictNeighbor Member
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  5. Henry Racette Contributor
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    The future? No idea. One can only hope that somebody took away the CDC’s dartboard/spinner/dice — whatever tools of science that organization uses to set policy — so that we don’t end up, I don’t know, triple-masked and locked in our homes next week.

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  6. Steven Seward Member
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    Poor Fauci has brought this all down on himself.  It seems like he is purposely trying his best to be marginalized and mocked.  He could teach classes in this skill.

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  7. Henry Racette Contributor
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    Steven Seward (View Comment):

    Poor Fauci has brought this all down on himself. It seems like he is purposely trying his best to be marginalized and mocked. He could teach classes in this skill.

    It’s not as easy as he makes it look: he is unusually deserving of the treatment.

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  8. David Deeble Member
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    Henry Racette (View Comment):

    The future? No idea. One can only hope that somebody took away the CDC’s dartboard/spinner/dice — whatever tools of science that organization uses to set policy — so that we don’t end up, I don’t know, triple-masked and locked in our homes next week.

    Actually the CDC consulting a dartboard might allow for more liberty. 

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  9. DonG (2+2=5. Say it!) Coolidge
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    As horrible as Dr. “Death” Fauci is, he could not have done nearly as much damage without the help of the Corporate News media that get most of their funding from Big Pharma.   We really need to go back to limiting advertising of drugs.  We have not seen meaningful investigations of drug companies, since the ad revenue started flowing.

    When there is a natural jump of a virus from animal to human, there are many failed attempts found.  But there are none for this virus.  It just appeared in humans without failed attempts found in nature.  It has mutated as expected, but not before.  The pre-human evolutionary record is non-existent.   This pandemic came from a lab, Fauci funded that lab, and the CCP distributed it globally after they new it was dangerous.  

    It is telling that we are having some researchers say they equivalent of, “you’re damn right I ordered the code red.”   These people believe that their research and creation of Frankenviruses are the only thing protecting us from a pandemic and they really want to tell everyone what heroes they are. 

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  10. The Reticulator Member
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    DonG (2+2=5. Say it!) (View Comment):
      We really need to go back to limiting advertising of drugs.

    I’m not in favor.

     

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  11. Brian Clendinen Member
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    Of course he completely ignores that the former head of the CDC thinks it came from a lab. Fauci congenital genetic disorder of only picking CDC published studies that fit his masters narrative is shockingly similar to toddler logic with bigger words.  

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