Fauci on Confrontation With Rep. Jim Jordan: "This Is A Public Health Issue, Not A Civil Liberties Issue" | Video | RealClearPolitics

Fauci on Confrontation With Rep. Jim Jordan: "This Is A Public Health Issue, Not A Civil Liberties Issue"

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Dr. Anthony Fauci addressed the talked-about moment at a hearing this week where Rep. Jim Jordan asked when Americans will "get their freedom back" after the pandemic during an appearance Sunday on CNN.

"I don't enjoy those kinds of confrontations," Fauci said.

"But it was very, very clear that he was talking about liberties that were being restricted. This has nothing to do with liberties. We're talking about the fact that 560,000 people in our country have died. We're talking about 60,000 new infections per day. This is a public health issue, it is not a civil liberties issue."


"It's almost paradoxical, that on the one hand, they (Republicans) want to be relieved of the restrictions, but on the other hand, they don't want to be vaccinated. It just almost doesn't make any sense," he also said.

Watch his full interview with CNN:

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