Fauci previously had faced backlash after declaring that all Americans must forgo their basic freedoms and elsewhere raising doubts on Sunday over whether he would allow Christmas to happen.
“There comes a time when you do have to give up what you consider your individual right of making your own decision for the greater good of society,” he said.
Now it appears that, according to Fauci’s revised statement, only the unvaccinated must sacrifice their civil liberties for the public good.
“The best way to assure that we’ll be in good shape as we get into the winter would be to get more and more people vaccinated,” Facui told CNN.
Fauci, who identifies as a “humanist” but was raised Roman Catholic, said his attack on the most sacred Christian holiday was blown out of proportion.
“That was misinterpreted as my saying we can’t spend Christmas with our families, which was absolutely not the case,” he claimed.
“I will be spending Christmas with my family,” he continued. “I encourage people—particularly the vaccinated people who are protected—to have a good normal Christmas with your family.”
Messages continue to be mixed as to whether the pandemic is currently in decline or on the rise once more.
Although the World Health Organization noted a recent worldwide slowdown, other recent reports indicated that Vermont—the state with the highest vaccination rate was experiencing a new surge.
Regardless of the inconsistency, Fauci continues to demand that the government and citizens follow his medical prescriptions, even during private family gatherings.
Fauci has also expressed support for President Joe Biden‘s controversial vaccine mandates, calling the demand “moderate.”
“He is clearly frustrated and understandably so,” Fauci said of Biden immediately after the announcement of the fiat.
“We have done everything we possibly can do to get people to get vaccinated,” he added.