Dr. Anthony Fauci is refusing to step aside, even for the overall health of Americans. During an appearance on Hugh Hewitt’s radio show, the health expert was faced with some intense questioning regarding him being a major factor in Americans choosing not to be vaccinated. Fauci was asked if he would consider stepping aside because many Americans no longer trust him because of his constant flip-slopping on Covid recommendations, but it seems he is refusing to go anywhere.
Fox News reports:
“I have lost confidence in the CDC and the FDA and I actually believe a lot of Americans, a significant part of America now have lost confidence in you, Dr. Fauci,” Hewitt began. “Is there a point where you will say, ‘I do more harm than good because people don’t listen to me anymore,’ and step aside?”
“No. Absolutely, unequivocally no, Hugh. Sorry,” Fauci reacted. “When you have an evolving situation and data are rapidly evolving in something that is unprecedented and unknown, you have to evolve with it and look at the data as it exists now and make to the best of your ability a decision, a recommendation, all the kinds of things that go into the evolution.”
Hewitt pressed Fauci again but the health expert refused to acknowledge the many Americans that see him as an obstacle to getting vaccinated.
“It’s just a fact that Tony Fauci, not the guy I’m talking with but Tony Fauci- the person in people’s minds, is now an impediment to public health because people won’t listen to you,” Hewitt said. “They actively reject what Tony Fauci says for reasons which are complicated… but can you accept that if that’s just the fact, you ought to respond to it and say ‘Mr. President, I think my time is up as a successful and effective spokesperson?’”
“You know, with all due respect… I just completely disagree with that premise because there are an awful lot of people who do listen, who do the right thing from a public health standpoint,” Fauci responded. “So because there are a lot of people who have ideas of conspiracies and changing minds and flip-flopping, that’s not a reason to step down. Not at all.”
Throughout the back and forth Dr. Fauci continued to acknowledge that he has negatively impacted American’s trust in the CDC, especially its Covid-19 recommendations.
Watch the interview here.