Majorie Taylor Greene files a petition to Congress to fire Dr. Fauci, the petition statement read; Dr. Anthony Fauci has continually failed to provide Americans with accurate information about the COVID–19 pandemic and has shown distrust in the American private sector and American ingenuity.
In March 2020, Dr. Fauci told Americans not to wear masks, noting: “There’s no reason to be walking around with a mask.
When you are in the middle of an outbreak, wearing a mask might make people feel a little bit better and it might even block a droplet, but it is not providing the perfect protection that people think that it is.
And often, there are unintended consequences—people keep fiddling with the mask and they keep touching their face.”
Now, more than a year later, he is telling Americans to continue quarantined as much as possible and to wear a mask, maybe even into the year 2022, to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the vaccines have been “highly effective” at preventing infection. Research from Johns Hopkins Medicine has shown that the vaccine is 95 percent effective, and also works to prevent serious illness in the 1 in 20 people who may contract COVID–19 after being vaccinated.
Over 100,000,000 vaccines have now been administered, and some studies show that those who have already contracted COVID–19 may only need 1 dose of the vaccine to prevent reinfection rather than the 2 prescribed.
Despite these outcomes and his previous comments, Dr. Fauci has reversed course and is now sounding the alarm on COVID–19 variants, commenting:
“The way we can counter [the UK variant], which is a growing threat in our country, is to do two things: to get as many people vaccinated as quickly and as expeditiously as possible with the vaccine that we know works against this variant and, finally, to implement the public health measures that we talk about all the time . . . masking, physical distancing and avoiding congregant settings, particularly indoors.”.
The petition also demanded his salary be slashed, stating that he earns way more than every federal worker, including the president. The Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), Dr. Anthony Fauci, M.D., earned $434,312 in 2020
Dr. Fauci is not only the highest-paid doctor in the Federal Government but the highest-paid of any of the 4,000,000 Federal employees, including the President.
Part IV of the Executive Schedule generally caps government salaries at $172,500, but Dr. Fauci’s salary is much higher due to an exception put in place to make Federal salaries for doctors and scientists more competitive with the private sector.
See full details of the petition here
Meanwhile, Peter Navarro, President Trump’s former trade adviser, called Fauci “evil” Wednesday for the role he played in gain-of-function research prior to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Navarro recounted how he and Fauci got into a “screaming match” within the first three minutes of meeting each other in the situation room over the former’s unwillingness to impose a travel ban.
“I came out of there thinking, ‘Wow, that guy thinks he’s smarter than he is,’ and two, more importantly, ‘That guy’s going to hurt us and the president,’” Navarro said.
Navarro said he advised Trump on at least two occasions to fire Fauci but doesn’t blame the president for not taking his advice.
“But it was a mistake for the republic because that man is evil. Make no mistake about this. He is evil because he was in the American bureaucracy that used taxpayer dollars” to pursue gain-of-function experiments, Navarro said.
He was referring to research that seeks to find new ways to fight disease by rendering pathogens more infectious and lethal.