Fauci is mad at ‘dangerous precedent’ of court ruling on masks: ‘This is a CDC issue, should not have been a court issue’

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Dr. Anthony Fauci has surfaced once again, giving multiple interviews on Monday concerning the explosive ruling from United States District Judge Kathryn Kimball Mizelle who struck down President Joe Biden’s federal transportation mask mandate, claiming it should be a CDC issue, not a court issue.

The Department of Justice is now appealing the ruling at the behest of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Fauci spoke with CBS News host Robert Costa on the matter and asserted that a judge ruling on the mask mandate is somehow overstepping their authority and should defer to the CDC.

Costa asked Fauci, “Does the CDC, with all respect, have any power anymore if one judge can say ‘no thanks’ to its mandates?”

Fauci arrogantly replied, “We’re worried about a precedent that would be a dangerous precedent. The CDC has the capability, through a large number of trained epidemiologists and scientists, to be able to make projections and make recommendations. Far more than a judge with no experience in public health.”

Another CBS News report had Fauci seemingly contradicting his own stance on the matter.

“Fauci said he had urged the president to follow the CDC’s recommendations, and for now the agency has continued to urge all travelers to wear masks. Fauci said he personally planned to don a highly-protective N95 mask when flying,” CBS News reported. “But Fauci also acknowledged that Americans would ‘have to make their own individual choice’ around the risks of skipping masks while traveling.”

“There are going to be plenty of people who are 25 years old, healthy, and say, ‘no, as far as I’m concerned, I don’t like the discomfort of a mask,'” Fauci remarked.

“The CDC has the obligation to protect the American public and they make their recommendations based on science and solid public health information,” he said.

“The CDC will abide by the order of the court because it’s a legal obligation,” Fauci added, “but one of the problems we have there is the principle of a court overruling a public health judgment … is disturbing in the precedent that it might send.”

Fauci also spoke with CNN reporter Kasie Hunt on the matter. Again, he expressed his disapproval of the ruling, claiming he was “both surprised and disappointed” with it.

He contended that “those types of things really are the purview of the CDC” because “this is a public health issue, and for a court to come in, and if you look at the rationale for that, it really is not particularly firm.”

“We are concerned about that, about courts getting involved in things that are unequivocally public health decisions,” he remarked. “I mean this is a CDC issue. It should not have been a court issue.”

Fauci confessed that the rise of the new COVID variant may not result in more hospitalizations. Many claim it is akin to having a cold. Then he turned around and claimed that “it was perfectly logical for the CDC to say ‘wait a minute, we were planning on ending this mandate on a certain date, let’s wait a period of time until May 3.” He also put forth that it “was a very sound public health decision.”

The epidemiologist made it abundantly clear that he was not happy with Mizelle’s ruling and railed that “for a court to come in, and interfere in that, is really unfortunate. It’s unfortunate because it’s against public health principles, number one, and number two is because that’s no place for the courts to do that, this is a CDC decision, and that’s very bad precedent when you have courts making a decision and looking at what the basis of the decision, it was not sound.”

Fauci just recently appeared on ABC News’ “This Week” and admitted that “this is not going to be eradicated… Each individual is going to have to make their [risk] calculation.”

Fauci was absolutely pummeled for claiming that the CDC supersedes the courts and the law:


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