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Fauci: Attacking Me Is Attacking Science

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White House chief medical advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci told MSNBC on Wednesday that he sees calls for him to be fired over the U.S.'s handling of COVID-19 as attacks on science and truth.

"Attacks on me, quite frankly, are attacks on science," Fauci told MSNBC’s Chuck Todd. "If you are trying to, you know, get at me as a public health official and a scientist, you're really attacking not only Dr. Anthony Fauci, you're attacking science, and anybody that looks at what is going on clearly sees that. You have to be asleep not to see that."


CHUCK TODD: What is your level of concern that we're going to discredit public health officials to the point of, you know -- look at Russia. They actually have a good vaccine and none of their citizens will take it because they don't trust their own government.

ANTHONY FAUCI: It's very dangerous, Chuck, because a lot of what you're seeing as attacks on me, quite frankly are attacks on science.

Because all of the things that I have spoken about consistently from the very beginning have been fundamentally based on science.

Sometimes those things were inconvenient truths for people, and there was push back against me.

So if you are trying to, you know, get at me as a public health official and a scientist, you're really attacking not only Dr. Anthony Fauci, you're attacking science, and anybody that looks at what is going on clearly sees that. You have to be asleep not to see that. That is what is going on. Science and the truth are being attacked.


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