Earlier this year, a man was sentenced to more than three years in federal prison for sending Fauci death threats and other violent messages, the first of which included the following headline: “I hope you take a bullet in your head today.” compromised satanic skull.”
Days after retiring from his last role as Joe Biden’s top medical adviser, Fauci took aim at those spreading disinformation about the virus, warning that “people who take science seriously” need to speak up more, “because the other side that follows Publishing misinformation and disinformation seems to be a relentless effort.”
The 81-year-old is also preparing for the Republicans, who won control of the House of Representatives in the midterm elections, to potentially take him to Congress as part of a political inquiry into his handling of the coronavirus.
“I have no problem testifying,” he told reporters in Washington today (Tuesday US time). “We can defend and explain and support everything that we have said. I do not have anything to hide.”
Fauci’s comments come as Americans approach the Thanksgiving holiday season this week and public health officials express growing concern about the confluence of COVID-19, RSV (respiratory syncytial virus), and an increase in the flu earlier than expected.
So far, only about 13 percent of adults in the US have received an updated “bivalent” vaccine that targets the Omicron strain and the original coronavirus, prompting the White House to launch a new blitz. six weeks in hopes of reaching more people. driven
Fauci used his latest White House briefing to make one last plea.
“For your own safety, for your family’s safety, get your updated COVID-19 vaccine as soon as you are eligible to protect yourself, your family and your community,” he said.
As for how he wants to be remembered after all these years?
“I have given him everything I have,” he replied, “and I have never left anything on the field.”
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