Joe Biden praised Dr. Anthony Fauci on Thursday and said he was “one of the most distinguished and trusted voices” in regards to COVID.
Fauci is also the same man who advised Americans against buying masks early last year.
But Biden trusts him and delivered an even more gloomy message, saying: “things may get worse again.”
“The scientists have made clear that things may get worse again as new variants of the virus spread,” Biden said. “We’ve got work to do to ensure that everyone has confidence in the safety and effectiveness of all three vaccines.”
Fauci does not “think we’re going to be completely normal a year from now.”
“So my message to you is this: Listen to Dr. Fauci, one of the most distinguished and trusted voices in the world,” Biden continued. “He’s assured us the vaccines are safe. They underwent rigorous scientific review. I know they’re safe.”
Fauci also recently begged Donald Trump for help on the coronavirus after bashing him for months.
During an interview on Sunday with Fox News, host Chris Wallace played clips of four past presidents getting the vaccination and asked about Trump.
“Now, conspicuous by his absence in that public service announcement was President Trump,” Wallace said. “And here’s why that was important. According to a recent poll, 49 percent of Republican men said they don’t intend to get the vaccine.”
“Doctor, how much of a difference will it make if President Trump, who was largely responsible for the success of Operation Warp Speed, how much of a difference will it make if President Trump leads a campaign for the people who are most devoted to him to actually go out and get the vaccine?” Wallace questioned.
Fauci responded by stating that if President Trump campaigned for the vaccine it “would make all the difference in the world.”
“He’s a very widely popular person among Republicans,” Fauci said. “If he came out and said, go and get vaccinated, it’s really important for your health, the health of your family, and the health of the country, it seems absolutely inevitable that the vast majority of people who are his close followers would listen to him. He’s such a strong popular person. I cannot imagine that if he comes out that they would not get vaccinated. It would be very helpful to the effort for that to happen.”
“I mean clearly Operation Warp Speed started in the Trump administration. It was very successful in getting us the vaccines we have right now. It seems like an intrinsic contradiction, the fact that you had a program that was started during his presidency and he’s not out telling people to get vaccinated,” Fauci added. “I wish he would. He has such an incredible influence over people in the Republican Party. It would really be a game-changer if he did.”
Fauci has been very critical of Trump in recent months.
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Fauci’s pleading with the former president may fall on deaf ears, however, due to repeated shots that Fauci has taken at Trump since the election.
In an interview with CNN just two days after Democrat President Joe Biden took office, Fauci suggested that Trump was not honest with the American people about the pandemic and that it “very likely” cost lives.
In an interview with The New York Times, Fauci complained that Trump was essentially asking him to compromise his integrity by “giving a false message to the world” when Trump asked him to “take a positive attitude” instead of being “pessimistic.”
Fauci attacked Trump in a separate interview on CNN where he said that it was “really almost self-evident” that Trump’s rhetoric caused the pandemic to be significantly worse.
In an MSNBC interview, Fauci said that it was “chilling” how the Trump administration allegedly “distorted” and “rejected” science.
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