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Dr. Anthony Fauci said Wednesday that all his COVID-19 recommendations were “fundamentally based on science,” following criticism from a Republican senator.
Fauci, President Joe Biden’s chief medical advisor, told NBC News that “attacks on me, quite frankly, are attacks on science.”
“If you are trying to, you know, get at me as a public health official and a scientist, you are really attacking not only Anthony Fauci, you are attacking science,” Fauci said. “And anybody that looks at what is going on clearly sees that.”
Tennessee’s Republican Sen. Marsha Blackburn posted a video Tuesday accusing Fauci of working with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and “cherry-picking” facts so the public only knew what Zuckerberg and Fauci wanted them to know.
Fauci said Wednesday that he didn’t want to criticize a US senator, but had “no idea what she was talking about.”
Fauci has received criticism from GOP leaders throughout the pandemic. Some GOP leaders have asked Fauci to resign over his handling of COVID-19 and his view that it is “highly unlikely” that the virus originated in a lab in Wuhan, China. They have also …read more
Source:: Businessinsider – Politics