“I was talking with my U.K. colleagues who are saying the U.K. is similar to where we are now, because each of our countries have that independent spirit”
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Dr. Anthony Fauci sat for an interview about the pandemic this week and said that even though Americans have an independent spirit, “now is the time to do what you’re told.”
That should go over well with millions of Americans who have already had pandemic fatigue for months now.
Isn’t this just what you want to hear when many schools, churches, restaurants, and other businesses still aren’t allowed to open?
Christina Farr writes at CNBC:
Fauci says U.S. has ‘independent spirit,’ but now is the time to ‘do what you’re told’
Whitehouse coronavirus advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci thinks that Americans have an independent spirit, but that there are times when it’s in our best interest to follow the rules.
Fauci, speaking on Thursday at Washington National Cathedral with other top health experts on the pandemic, noted that it is a bit unfair to compare the United States’ coronavirus response with other countries. The United States isn’t an island with five million people that can easily be shut down, he notes. So suppressing and controlling the virus is a lot more of a challenge.
“I was talking with my U.K. colleagues who are saying the U.K. is similar to where we are now, because each of our countries have that independent spirit,” he said on stage. “I can understand that, but now is the time to do what you’re told.”
Fauci noted that scientists have been perceived throughout this pandemic as “authoritarian” by members of the public, because of the steps taken to combat the virus. He noted that it’s unfortunate that science “has been lumped into politics.”
Here’s the video:
Dr. Fauci: America has an “independent spirit” but now is the time “to do what you’re told” pic.twitter.com/t7uY4nHyGk
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) November 13, 2020
Fauci is correct, this has been lumped into politics, but perhaps not in the way that he thinks.
The people who run our politics don’t seem to live by the rules of “do what you’re told.”
House Dem and GOP leaders are holding respective dinners for new members.
— Leigh Ann Caldwell (@LACaldwellDC) November 13, 2020
California Gov. Gavin Newsom Reportedly Attends Dinner Party That Went Against California’s Coronavirus Advice https://t.co/x4tE6faLvN
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) November 13, 2020
Lori Lightfoot has banned mass gatherings but was caught red-handed in the streets with thousands of people celebrating the election. She has even called to "cancel Thanksgiving" over COVID-19 concerns.
Watch how she responds when confronted on TV: https://t.co/fLQG0ZTPw5
— Dinesh D'Souza (@DineshDSouza) November 13, 2020
NYC Mayor warns public school shutdowns to begin Monday due to #COVID19, what happens to our children?
de Blasio threatened up to $1000 fine for forgoing masks but didn't shut down celebrations in the streets after the election due or protests
Why Now https://t.co/Iv4fSsJB0d
— Sara A. Carter (@SaraCarterDC) November 13, 2020
Chuck Schumer in the middle of a New York crowd not wearing a mask.
— Justine Wadsack – Wadsack4Arizona – For The People (@Wadsack4Arizona) November 7, 2020
Our leaders seem to do pretty much whatever they want to do.
Does everyone remember when they told us we only needed two weeks to flatten the curve?
That was in March.
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