Dr. Anthony Fauci has been at the center of the online criticism storm for the past few days after the disclosure of his emails from the early months of the outbreak of the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) Virus, also known as COVID-19.
Fauci continues to receive harsh comments, the latest ones come from a Stanford professor.
“I think his credibility is entirely shot,” said Jay Bhattacharya, a Stanford epidemiologist on Fox News’ “The Ingraham Angle” on Friday, June 4.
Bhattacharya was referring to Fauci’s contradictory advice from the beginning of the CCP Virus pandemic.
“In the early days of the epidemic, he was quite a sensible person,” Bhattacharya said.
“He understood immunity, he understood the necessity of not panicking the population. Something happened in late February where he just flipped on a dime.”
Bhattacharya criticized Fauci’s mask guidance changes that did not comply with the actual science.
Indeed, in a report, which revealed that on Feb. 2, 2020, Anthony Fauci sent an email to a former U.S. official under the Obama administration, telling her not to wear masks because they are not really effective against the CCP Virus.
While he initially held this position for a while, he later changed his mind, urging all Americans to wear masks, including school children, who were forced to wear them during the school year.
In January 2021, Fauci’s recommendations became increasingly confusing since he explained that wearing two masks may be more effective.
Then suddenly, just a month later, Fauci said, “There are many people who feel, you know, if you want to have an extra little bit of protection, maybe I should put two masks on. There’s nothing wrong with that, but there’s no data that indicates that that is going to make a difference and that’s the reason why the CDC has not changed the recommendation.”
The Stanford professor also pointed out Fauci’s “rookie mistake” of overestimating the CCP Virus death rate at 2%, which was misinformation to the public, according to emails from March 2020.
“He made a rookie mistake that no epidemiologist should make,” Bhattacharya spoke to host Laura Ingraham.
“He conflated the case mortality rate with the infection mortality rate. There’s many, many times more people with infections of COVID than were caught, especially back then,” he said.
“It’s just an enormous mistake,” Bhattacharya provided his viewpoint that the 2% number is “way higher than what is actually true for COVID.”
“I think it’s really unfortunate that we have this person who just didn’t really have the expertise to lead the response, and yet we somehow we venerated him,” said Bhattacharya.
“It wasn’t the science changing. Something else happened where he just changed,” Bhattacharya concluded.