So it turns out that Dr. Anthony Fauci (AF) sat for an interview on Bloomberg news with David Rubenstein (DR) back in May of 2019, just a few months before the world lost its collective mind, and had some very interesting things to say about how to MITIGATE THE SPREAD OF INFECTIOUS DISEASE. You can watch the interview here: https://www.bloomberg.com/news... and go to about minute 23 for the important part. Otherwise, here’s the transcript, and as always the caps and brackets are mine. So without further ado, I give you Anthony Fauci circa May 2019:
DR: And the best way for me to PREVENT GETTING AN INFECTIOUS DISEASE and having to have you as my doctor is what, um, WEARING A MASK?
AF: [putting his hands up and chuckling] No, no, no…
DR: Somebody’s, I can see they’re getting ready to SNEEZE OR COUGH, walk away? [that would be “social distancing”]
AF: [smiling] You avoid all the PARANOID aspects, and do something POSITIVE. A – a good DIET. B – you DON’T SMOKE I know. I know you DON’T DRINK, at least not very much, so that’s pretty good. Get some EXERCISE, I know that you don’t get as much exercise as you should.
DR: That’s correct.
AF: GET GOOD SLEEP. I think that the NORMAL LOW TECH HEALTHY THINGS ARE THE BEST THINGS YOU CAN DO DAVID TO STAY HEALTHY.
DR: Alright, well I’m gonna try to do that and hopefully when I next see you I will be EVEN HEALTHIER than I am today.
AF: I WOULD IMAGINE YOU WOULD BE and I look forward to that.
So what happened to THIS guy? Masks and social distancing are “PARANOID”? Eat right, exercise, don’t smoke, don’t drink too much, get good sleep (sounds like some stupid, selfish, science-denying grandma-killer I know)? The NORMAL LOW TECH things are the “BEST THINGS”? What happened? You will remember the dustup because Fauci chuckled and said in March of 2020 that masks didn’t do anything except “wearing a mask might make people feel a little bit better”, but a month later he had flipped 180 degrees to “you must wear a mask” and later promoted two masks. Although if you pay attention to what he actually said, it was “If you have a physical covering with one layer, you put another layer on, IT JUST MAKES COMMON SENSE that it LIKELY would be more effective,”. He never actually says it IS more effective, because he knows damn well that all the SCIENCE AND DATA ever collected on mask efficacy shows “…there is NO EVIDENCE that this [mask usage] is effective in reducing transmission [of respiratory virus]” That’s a quote from the World Health Organization’s October 2019 publication (again, just before the world went bonkers) entitled “Non-pharmaceutical public health measures for mitigating the risk and impact of epidemic and pandemic influenza” That publication was recognized as THE authoritative information on planet earth for, well, mitigating respiratory viral spread. What happened?
Of course, the “fact-checkers” told us Fauci’s March 2020 statements were no longer valid and just the fodder of conspiracy nuts and QAnoners, but the fact is, Fauci was telling the truth in March 2020, as he was in May of 2019 because he KNOWS the real SCIENCE AND DATA. And while from April 2020 forward he would use phrases like “We’re following the science.” or “The science has evolved”, that is nonsense. How could the “science” on masks be consistently the same for the better part of 50 years and then suddenly, in less than a month (from March to April 2020), completely reverse? And where is that data to support that ridiculous position? Here’s a hint – it doesn’t exist. And even if it were true, why did we not here Anthony Fauci (or anyone else besides crackpots like me) telling you these things that are the "best you can do to STAY HEALTHY" over the last 18 months?
So once again, it would appear that we’re being lied to, every day, all the time. Why? Who knows? Hysteria, stupidity, or something more sinister? Not for me to say, but it seems pretty cut and dry; it ain't the science. Am I saying COVID doesn’t exist? Of course not. But am I saying this thing is NOWHERE NEAR as bad as it has been made out to be and the “mitigation strategies” are all but useless? Absolutely. So for those of you out there who are now hating on your (perhaps former) friends and neighbors (even family members) because Joe Biden and Anthony Fauci tell you those people are putting you “at risk” even though you’re already vaccinated, maybe it’s time to follow the sage wisdom of Anthony Fauci pre-2021. You know, before he started lying to us. First and foremost: stop listening to the experts and talking heads. I promise you they do not have your best interests at heart. Second, maybe stop eating garbage and binging Netflix. Maybe stop living if fear and start enjoying life again. If you live in the Northeast you should be prepared for a normal seasonal surge of the ‘rona like we just saw in the South (you know, where the "death cult" is), but if you start eating better and exercising, lose some weight, reduce your blood pressure and glucose levels, get better sleep, and just stop living in fear of dying you’ll get through it just fine. All of these health improvements are pretty easy actually. Just start today and stop eating hyper-palatable, hyper-processed garbage "foods" and start eating real, whole foods (lots of meat, fruit, and veggies). Then maybe take a walk (without the stupid mask). Baby steps and consistency are the way to freedom. Come on in, the water’s fine.