Dr Anthony Fauci on the New Rules of Living

…If [people], if they’re worried about the immune system and the relationship to COVID-19, and namely what’s going on right now, I would just click on the CDC website, cdc.gov, and then from there, you go to coronavirus.gov. And they could tell you all about the things that are relevant. Like why some people, like the elderly, and certain people who have underlying conditions that weaken their immune system, why they not only get infected the way everybody does, but they really have a poor outcome because their body is not able to fight off the virus very well. If you look at what’s going on in our own country and globally, generally, the people who really, really get into trouble are people who have underlying conditions…

…How confident are you that face masks, cloth masks like a bandanna, are enough when I go out to the grocery store?

It is certainly better than not having it on. Is it 100% protective against a droplet that someone might sneeze or cough, or even some aerosol? Of course not. However, in reality, if you can stay six feet from someone, at all times, the virus very, very unlikely would travel that far to you. But in the real world that we live in, when you go to a pharmacy or you go to a grocery store, the chances of you always being six feet from someone are just unlikely, which is the reason why the recommendation of, although it isn’t perfect, wear something that is a cloth…

Google and Apple are saying they’re going to develop technology to trace this via mobile phone. Do you think that’s a good idea?

…One of the sticky, sticky issues about that is that there is a lot of pushback in this country to get someone or some organization — to have by GPS somebody know where you were and when you were there. Even though from a purely public health standpoint, that makes sense. You know, you could look at somebody’s cell phone, and say, “You were next to these 25 people over the last 24 hours.” Boy, I gotta tell you the civil liberties-type pushback on that would be considerable. Even though from a pure public health standpoint, it absolutely makes sense.

There are many more questions, well-asked and answered, in the article. Definitely a worthwhile read.

Just to address the last question I included in this post…the Apple/Google contact tracking software won’t tell you or anyone else who those 25 people were you stood next to. The anonymizing process tells you that you were near a certain number of folks who exhibit symptoms, probably where. More detailed information would only be passed along to public health agencies IF those individuals opt in to allow that.

I understand the questions about civil liberties many folks will have. Once I became an activist against racism and bigotry, the whole range of progressive issues guaranteed I would be subject to scrutiny from the Big Brother factions in our government. I would have given this greater consideration…and still have chosen public health and safety as the greater good. But, I haven’t had to worry about that since about 1960. :-]

7 thoughts on “Dr Anthony Fauci on the New Rules of Living

  1. IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH says:

    Anthony Fauci did in five minutes what Trump has failed to do for weeks https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/05/01/anthony-fauci-did-five-minutes-what-trump-failed-do-weeks/
    White House blocking Fauci from testifying before Congress about c
    White House allows Dr. Anthony Fauci to testify before Republican-led Senate Health Committee – after blocking him from appearing before a Democrat-led House committee
    https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/congress/white-house-blocking-fauci-testifying-congress-about-coronavirus-response-n1198276
    A spokesperson for Senate Health Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander told NBC News Friday that the White House will allow Fauci to testify at the hearing on May 12.
    The revelation comes just hours after it was confirmed that the White House was blocking Fauci from testifying before the Democrat-led House Appropriations Committee on May 6, because it’s ‘counter-productive.’
    Fauci last testified about the virus before the House on March 11, when he warned, “We will see more cases and things will get worse than they are right now.” His testimony was cut short when he was called to a meeting on the virus at the White House. https://thehill.com/homenews/house/487014-trump-officials-cut-testimony-short-at-coronavirus-hearing

  2. Thoughtcrime says:

    “Trump says Fauci’s warnings about reopening amid coronavirus crisis are not ‘acceptable’ ” https://www.cnbc.com/2020/05/13/coronavirus-trump-says-faucis-warnings-about-reopening-are-not-acceptable.html

    “In the terminology of communism, the general line of the party or simply the general line refers to the directives of the governing bodies of a party (usually a communist party) which define the party’s politics. The term (Russian: Генеральная линия партии general’naya liniya partii) was in common use by the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (since its early days under other names) and also adopted by many other communist parties around the world. The notion is rooted in the major principle of democratic centralism, which requires unconditional obedience to top level decisions at all party levels.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_line_of_the_party

  3. Update says:

    “Fauci, Virus Task Force Sidelined With Trump All-In on Reopening” https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-06-05/fauci-virus-task-force-sidelined-with-trump-all-in-on-reopening
    (6/4/20): Anthony Fauci claims coronavirus vaccine will be produced before confirmation of its effectiveness https://www.nydailynews.com/coronavirus/ny-coronavirus-fauci-vaccine-20200605-db7ynqdcbraqngldaf5beo7mby-story.html
    Currently, more than 100 potential COVID-19 vaccines are under scrutiny, according to the World Health Organization.
    The American coronavirus death toll reached the 108,000 marker on Thursday, according to health tracker Johns Hopkins University. That total represents about 28% of the more than 388,000 COVID-19 fatalities on Earth.

  4. Stalking horses says:

    “Top White House trade adviser Peter Navarro openly attacked Dr. Anthony Fauci in an op-ed on Tuesday, after the White House repeatedly insisted there has been no effort to undermine the nation’s leading infectious disease expert.” https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/14/politics/peter-navarro-fauci-op-ed-coronavirus/index.html “Navarro’s USA Today op-ed did not go through the normal sign-off process of being edited and approved by the White House press office, a White House official told CNN.”
    “Dan Scavino, the White House deputy chief of staff for communications posted a cartoon critical of Dr. Anthony Fauci on Facebook over the weekend, sharing the work of an artist who was barred from the White House last year for anti-Semitic imagery.” https://www.politico.com/news/2020/07/14/trump-aide-anti-fauci-cartoon-360648

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Ec1807hU0AAwNaZ?format=jpg

  5. Cassandra says:

    Fauci to testify before U.S. House COVID-19 panel after being blocked by White House https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-fauci/fauci-to-testify-before-u-s-house-covid-19-panel-after-being-blocked-by-white-house-idUSKCN24W1GS
    Live Updates
    Fauci testifies on coronavirus response (live updates) https://www.cnn.com/politics/live-news/fauci-coronavirus-testimony-07-31-20/index.html
    A “daily hot spot triage” report distributed by the Department of Homeland Security and obtained by ABC News identifies 98 emerging hot spots in 30 states.
    Twenty-one of these are “new emerging hot spots.” https://wamu.org/story/20/03/30/coronavirus_latest_dc_maryland_virginia_week_of_april_1/

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