A Johns Hopkins professor has convicted Dr. Anthony Fauci for denying that the United States is approaching herd immunity amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Dr. Marty Makary, who is also a contributor to Fox News, told Brian Kilmeade on Thursday that “it’s not healthy for a small group of people” to make all of the health decisions for Americans.
‘I don’t think it’s healthy for a small group of people to make all the public health recommendations. It’s good to have multiple voices, ”Makary said.
He claims that the low re-infection rate and high percentage of people showing antibodies indicate that the United States is approaching herd immunity through both vaccinations and natural immunity, which he says has been ignored by Fauci.
According to the. More than 133 million vaccines have been administered in the United States Center for Disease Control and PreventionOn Thursday, there were a total of 30,057,034 infections with 545,895 deaths from COVID-19.
The Johns Hopkins professor knocked Fauci’s track record during the pandemic and because he initially missed the mark on how the virus is transmitted, the effectiveness of masks and mitigation.
Dr. Marty Makary said on Thursday that Fauci’s track record was shattered during the pandemic and because he initially missed the mark on the transmission of the virus and the effectiveness of masks.
Makary blasted Fauci, pictured as being ‘close’ to Sars-CoV-1 but missing the mark on Sars-CoV-2
‘His job is to prepare for a pandemic and tell us how to deal with it. He usually missed the pandemic of the two months before, never prepared us, was wrong with masks, ”Makary said.
‘We should have known that, but the transmission in aerosol form, because Sars-CoV-2 behaves like Sars-CoV-1. These were also droplets in aerosol form. He was nearby for that. ‘
During the segment, Makary explained why he believed Americans were already achieving herd immunity.
‘After you get the infection, your body makes antibodies. These are the same antibodies that the vaccine tries to activate and create, ‘said Makary.
“If you have circulating antibodies, you are protected against the infection.”
The San Francisco Chronicle reported earlier this month that about 38% of Californians had antibodies against the coronavirus, according to figures presented at a virtual meeting hosted by the California Medical Association.
During the webinar, researchers said that 45% of people in Los Angeles have these antibodies. The Bay Area and greater Sacramento region each registered 32% of the population with COVID-19 antibodies.
Makary pointed to these data as evidence that Americans are approaching herd immunity.
“That’s why infections have dropped 95% in Los Angeles in the last 10 weeks, their positivity rate has now dropped to 1.6%,” Makary said.
Just 608 new cases and 66 deaths were reported Thursday, according to the health department website
Re-infections are very rare. That means immunity is real, of course, ”Makary said.
Former President Donald Trump also defeated Fauci in an interview on The Truth With Lisa Boothe podcast on Monday
A graph shows that the total number of confirmed infections has steadily declined in February and March, while the country reached a total of 30,057,034 infections
A chart shows that overall confirmed death rates have steadily declined in February and March as the country reached 545,895 total deaths
However, not all health professionals agree with the implicit assessment that reinfections should not be taken seriously.
Last month, Kaiser Health News published an article noting that “American health officials are overlooking a troubling subgroup of survivors: those who become infected more than once.”
According to a global reinfection tracker, there are 66 confirmed reinfections worldwide with only two deaths from reinfection.
That sounds like a pretty insignificant number. But scientists’ understanding of reinfection is limited by the limited number of US labs that store COVID test samples or perform genetic sequencing, ” reported Kaiser Health News.
“A KHN review of surveillance efforts shows that many US states do not rigorously monitor or investigate suspected cases of reinfection.”
However, Makary said Fauci told the people 75% to 80% of the population to be vaccinated ignores the percentage of people with natural immunity.
‘You can’t feel the need for 75% to 80% of the population to be vaccinated to get herd immunity and half of the population currently with natural immunity. Both cannot be true, ”Makary argued.
Makary told Fox News the United States has already hit herd immunity for health workers.
‘We are now in nursing homes. The number of cases is down 98%, ”he said.
Last month has a New York Times analysis showed that new cases and deaths in nursing homes have fallen dramatically “since the advent of vaccines” and “outpaced national declines.”
‘Herd immunity is not binary, it is not all or nothing. It is gradually slowing down and we have now seen it in North Dakota. They probably hit the herd’s immunity, ”Makary said.
He added that the nation will achieve immunity to herds in April or May – even if younger people continue to have ‘mostly asymptomatic and mild cases’.
Former President Donald Trump also devastated Fauci in an interview on The Truth With Lisa Boothe podcast on Monday.
“I thought instead of firing him, you know, I listened to him, but I didn’t do what he said because, frankly, his track record isn’t a good record,” Trump said.
‘I like him personally. He’s actually a nice guy. Is he a great promoter. He is a promoter more than anything else. ‘