The liberal media continues to exploit White House coronavirus advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci’s affinity for the limelight, but as often as he contradicts himself it’s fair to ask if anyone is still listening to the nation’s top infectious disease expert.
Fauci serves as a useful tool for people like CNN’s Jake Tapper to push the preferred political narrative, which apparently includes cancelling Christmas.
A number of Democratic leaders have already targeted Thanksgiving, daring to limit who may visit your home, how many visitors you may welcome and in some cases even how long they can stay, Tapper shifted his focus to the day the world celebrates the birth of Baby Jesus.
In response to Fauci talking about eventually being able to return to some sense of “normality” after a COVID-19 vaccine becomes available, Tapper chimed in, “So not until the second or third quarter until 2021. Christmas is probably not going to be possible.”
CNN's Jake Tapper this morning: "Christmas is probably not gonna be possible." pic.twitter.com/z56ifNCr3G
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) November 15, 2020
“Yeah,” Fauci replied. “I’m — well, you know, I think if we get most of the country vaccinated in the second, third quarter of the year and the vaccine continues to prove its efficacy and people adhere to those fundamental measures, I think we can start approaching the degree — it’s not going to be a light switch.”
Even with a vaccine, Fauci suggested masks and social distancing will not go away.
He also warned that deaths may almost double in “just the next four months,” as the CNN anchor suggested.
TAPPER: "A University of Washington model projects that the U.S. will reach 439,000 deaths due to COVID by March 1. Is that really possible, another 200,000 deaths in just the next four months?"
FAUCI: "Yes, it is possible, Jake." #CNNSOTU
— Ryan Struyk (@ryanstruyk) November 15, 2020
And with talk of another lockdown should Joe Biden find his way to the White House, Tapper set the stage by talking about regional lockdowns with state and local officials — see Democrats — issuing new stay-at-home orders.
“I think that likely will happen if we don’t turn around this surge,” Fauci said. “You’re right. We’re not getting a national lockdown, I think that’s very clear. But I think what we are going to start seeing in the local levels, be they governors or mayors or people at the local level, will do as you said, very surgical type of restrictions which are the function equivalent of a local lockdown but we were not going to have a national lock down.”
“If things really get bad and you put your foot on the pedal and, yet, still you have the surge, you may need to take the extra step you’re talking about,” he added.
One thing seems certain, according to the replies seen online, cancelling Christmas will be easier said than done.
Here’s a sampling of defiant responses from Twitter:
— Chip Roy (@chiproytx) November 15, 2020
America is drowning in mental health problems, addiction, and suicide hotlines are ringing off the hook.
Fauci: “Welp, looks like we’ll just have to wear masks forever. Oh and Christmas is cancelled.”
Lol. Yeah, no.
— Jesse Kelly (@JesseKellyDC) November 15, 2020
Fauci and Jake Tapir don’t get to cancel Christmas.
At least not for my family. #Freedom
— Mickey White (@BiasedGirl) November 16, 2020
Fauci took enough holidays, weddings, birthdays, religious celebrations, funerals, and family gatherings away from Americans.@realDonaldTrump again listened to the deep staters and didn’t fire him.
Now the angry elf is coming for Thanksgiving and Christmas.
— John Cardillo (@johncardillo) November 16, 2020
Why does anyone take Fauci seriously?
We have tons of other doctors with different views but they don’t get heard…why is that?
— Derrick Burnette (@dpburnette) November 15, 2020
Don’t think so Jakey. https://t.co/U5uVF2v5NO
— Gator1 (@Gators1205) November 16, 2020
You can cancel Christmas but you’ll never cancel the reason for it. RT @zerohedge: Dr. Fauci Warns US Likely To Cancel Christmas, Hints That Masks & Social Distancing Are Here To Stay https://t.co/COlpI75Ube
— Larry The Cable Guy (@GitRDoneLarry) November 15, 2020
Jake Tapper does not get to tell me whether or not my family celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ https://t.co/MsI20WshzP
— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) November 15, 2020
— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) November 15, 2020
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