Speaking in a livestreamed lecture at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, Fauci answered a question about how to approach individual freedoms in the context of the pandemic by answering: “But you are a member of society… and as a member of society, reaping all the benefits of being a member of society, you have a responsibility to society."
“And I think each of us, particularly in the context of a pandemic that’s killing millions of people – you have got to look at it and say, there comes a time when you do have to give up what you consider your individual right of making your own decision for the greater good of society.”
There are so many things wrong with this statement that it's difficult to know where to begin. The people who got vaccinated and suffered severe vaccine injuries and even death are also part of the “greater good of society;” where is the concern for them and their devastated families? It's a sad fact that some people who may well have survived a COVID-19 infection have lost their lives complying with mandates for the "greater good."
Fauci’s “greater good” argument also carries a lot less weight now that we know that vaccinated people who are infected with the virus are still capable of infecting others. Getting the vaccine does not mean that those around you are safe from catching the virus from you.
His comments are even more insulting when you consider the part he may have played in the creation of the virus in the first place. A slew of recently released documents show the role he played in funding dangerous gain of function research on bat coronaviruses at the Wuhan Institute of Virology, the controversial Chinese lab that is widely believed to be the source of the pandemic. Although he once denied to Congress that U.S. money had been used to fund the research, recently published grant documents show that the NIAID funded Wuhan research on several bat coronaviruses while he headed the agency.
The grant proposal signed off on by Fauci specifies that the goal was to mutate coronaviruses to make them more infectious and see how they would infect mice who had “humanized” lungs. The grant money was paid to EcoHealth Alliance and funneled to Wuhan research head Shi Zhengli.
It is hard to take anything Dr. Fauci says seriously after he misled Congress and covered up his connection to the very research believed to be linked to the development of the virus.
In the McGill speech, Fauci also compared being unvaccinated to driving 95 miles per hour recklessly down a highway. He added that those who are opposed to getting the vaccine need to be convinced by a “trusted messenger” such as family members, clergy and sports figures. It’s hard to believe that anyone who cares enough about their health to research vaccination decisions rather than blindly complying is going to be swayed because a professional athlete told them to do something, but it's not the first time Fauci has underestimated the intelligence of many Americans.
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