Editorial: Christmas and Dr. Fauci

Dr. Anthony Fauci

Column By Mike Bibb

Here we go again.  Christmas is only a few months away and good old Dr. Anthony Fauci is already hinting we may have to curtail family and friend’s gatherings because of the dreaded COVID.

I suppose Thanksgiving is also on Fauci’s no-no list.  Apparently, he can’t stand people assembling to enjoy a good time.

Fauci, 80, is either one of the most incompetent, non-credible scientists in government employment, or he’s intentionally stirring up crap just because he can.  He has a shrinking media following – fewer and fewer viewers are believing his nonsense.  After a while, his continual flip-flopping, reversal, or denying of previous policies gets boring and predictable.

Hollywood and the liberal press may buy into it, but that’s about it.  Disney is releasing a feel-good review, but nearly everyone else has figured out his schtick and turned him off.  

He’s regularly proven wrong in his COVID opinions yet, for some inexplicable reason, continues to remain the highest-paid employee in government service, reportedly earning over $400,000 per year.

When questioned by a TV reporter if he should consider resigning because of multiple COVID misstatements, he arrogantly replied “Absolutely not!”  An obvious indication his ego is much larger than the circumference of his brain.

Plus, I imagine he realizes he’s been blessed to have been dropped into a gig that’s just too good to be true; being paid big money to hold an important position that isn’t dependent upon being proficient or accountable.  What could be better than that?    

Even more unbelievable, he’s done this work for decades while his devoted disciples continue to insist he can walk on water without getting his shoes wet.

In a recent interview with CBS’s “Face the Nation,” Fauci was asked if people should avoid or limit Christmas get-togethers.  What sounded like a replay to a similar question last Christmas, Fauci responded “It’s just too soon to tell.  We’ve got to be concentrating on continuing to get those numbers down and not try to jump ahead by weeks or months and say what we’re going to do at a particular time.”

Typical Fauci gibberish, saying something without saying anything.  Insinuating, in a twisted linguistic reply, the virus or its variants might reemerge to threaten all existing life unless it doesn’t.  We may have to impose additional restrictions unless we don’t.  The sun should rise in the east, unless it rises in the west, or somewhere in between.

This time last year we were awaiting the development and public administration of vaccines that were supposed to impede the spread of the virus.  Lockdowns and civil restrictions were common in an effort to curtail a disease that has over a 97% natural recovery rate.  Actually, most of the deaths from COVID were the result of people with serious preexisting medical issues — not normally healthy individuals.

To date, there have been about 700,000 COVID-associated deaths over a two-year period in a country of approximately 330 million residents. 

Today, vaccines are common, even though their efficacy is not as great as previously hoped.  Additionally, newly developed antivirals are regularly appearing as drug companies concoct and experiment with various mixtures, in much the same way they invent yearly flu vaccines.

In essence, we’re in a much better position in terms of understanding and repelling COVID than we were a year ago, in spite of Dr. Fauci’s continued mixed messages and erroneous advice.

With so much controversy surrounding COVID and the government’s increasingly compulsory demands to be vaccinated whether a person wants to or not, or even if an individual has recovered from the virus and now has a strengthened immune system many times more potent than a vaccine, has agitated many folks into refusing to get the arm jab.

Not everyone is believing the government line politicians and professional bureaucrats know what is best for the average citizen, especially when it comes to an individual’s personal health and medical choices.

The fact Joe Biden, Anthony Fauci, or any other touted “expert” is regularly proclaimed as being an all-knowing COVID authority, was quickly exposed to be absurd when they announced the primary intention of the vaccines is “To protect the vaccinated from the unvaccinated.”

If the vaccinated are already safeguarded by the shots, then why do they need additional protection from the unvaccinated?  However, if the shots do not adequately shield from COVID, why are we having this discussion?

Maybe because the makers of the vaccines have spent tons of money developing an antidote and they expect a profitable return on their investment.  What better way to guarantee this result than have the government mandate COVID inoculations?  

So far, no government representative or spokesperson has answered the questions, including Joe or Tony. 

If you have no problem following that logic, then you probably also believe our southern border is closed to foreign transgressors, in spite of hundreds of thousands of unvaccinated illegal immigrants stampeding across.  

Unlike Christmas get-togethers, we’re assured illegals are not creating a “massive spreader event” — just desperate people seeking a better life in a country they have little in common with.

I suppose there’s some sort of wisdom in the old saying “Ignorance is bliss.”  It seems to have become a modern catch-phrase to explain anything and everything remotely associated with the Wuhan virus.  Including migrants from over 130 different countries.

By the way, don’t forget to strap on the blue mask.  Halloween is coming and it may help to filter the after-effects of corn candy, peanut crunches, and purple jelly succulents. 

Unfortunately, they don’t do much to stop COVID.