Anthony Fauci is in deep trouble. His reign as the unquestioned and unchallenged king of the science hill is over thanks to Senator (and doctor) Rand Paul.
It’s not that Paul has the same background or expertise in virology, but just a little bit of confidence and understanding of medical studies has revealed that Fauci may have been mile wide and only an inch deep.
But the mirage is dissipating.
“You know, there’s been no more prominent scientist in favor of gain of function research than Dr. Fauci,” said Paul in a recent interview. “He still hasn’t backed off of that position. He believes that it’s OK to take animal viruses, make them into super viruses to infect humans, even if a pandemic should occur. He says, oh, the research is worth it. But, you know, there’s a host of other scientists in this field, and they say it’s not worth it at all, that we haven’t learned anything. All we’ve done is put ourselves at risk.”
But Paul didn’t stop there:
But even after all of this evidence points towards the Wuhan lab, this last week in committee, Dr. Fauci said that he still trusts the Chinese scientists, and the thing is that’s a very naive notion. That’s how we got here. But there are worse viruses. This is a bad one. This has about a one percent mortality, three and a half million people have died, but they’ve been experimenting with some viruses that have 15% mortality. That would mean 50 million deaths right now. So, this kind of research needs not to be funded by the U.S. taxpayer, and so I had an amendment this week that passed actually unanimously saying no more funds for this Wuhan lab. So, we’ll see what Dr. Fauci has to say, but he doesn’t really have the judgment to be in the position he’s in.