Social media customers piled on to Dr. Anthony Fauci for what many felt was a double commonplace relating to what kind of gatherings he criticizes.
“No remark from St. Fauci on Obama’s soirée final night time with a few hundred of his closest pals – or how about Lollapalooza final week in Chicago,” one social media person mentioned in response to Fauci’s feedback essential of the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. “Or, I guess it’s SELECTIVE festivities, because the virus knows, and only attacks those who fit the Dems’ narrative.”
The remarks got here in response to Fauci’s feedback expressing concern about South Dakota’s upcoming Sturgis Motorcycle Rally on Sunday’s “Meet the Press,” with host Chuck Todd speculating the rally may develop into a “super spreader” occasion.
“I’m very concerned, Chuck, that we’re going to see another surge related to that rally,” Fauci mentioned.
Fauci admitted that it was “understandable” that folks “want to do the kind of things they want to do,” although he known as on rallygoers to contemplate their impression on the unfold of COVID-19.
“There comes a time when you’re dealing with a public health crisis, that could involve you, your family, and everyone else that something supersedes that need to do exactly what you want to do,” Fauci mentioned.
But many social media customers identified that Fauci didn’t share the identical kind of issues when it got here to different high-profile occasions.
“I have come to loathe Fauci. I cannot believe I fell for this fraud for even a minute,” one person mentioned. “Lollapalooza: Nothing. Obama birthday party: Nothing. Riding a motorcycle in the free air: SATAN’S DEVIL VIRUS WILL GET YA!”
“Love how you can catch covid only at certain events. Did it disappear last weekend at the Lollapalooza in Chicago & yesterday at Obama’s birthday party,” one other person mentioned. “Why do people still believe anything that comes out of Fauci’s mouth?!”
Others argued that with a vaccine extensively out there, it was time for authorities to cease regulating such gatherings.
“There is a universally available, free vaccine that is 99.999% effective at preventing death,” mentioned commentary author Drew Holden. “The pandemic is over. People need to get back to living.”
The annual biker bash has been the topic of media scorn for 2 consecutive years, inflicting South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem to defend considered one of her state’s marquee occasions.
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“The media lied about the event for a year,” Noem advised “Fox & Friends” in May. “They’ve labeled it as a super-spreader. That was not true. We continuously pushed back. And I’m glad that some of those facts are coming to light. It’s all political. We did testing in that community for weeks afterwards.”