(Molly Bruns, Headline USA) Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and Chief Medical Advisor to the president, wanted everyone to know how important and amazing he is.
Fauci made the audacious, self-congratulatory statement in a conversation with Dr. Larry Corey at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center, describing what he claimed was a cultural phenomenon dubbed “the Fauci effect,” according to the Daily Wire.
“Well, the so-called ‘Fauci effect’ is when a lot of people want to go into public health particularly, and science, because of the visibility of public health and science when you have a historic outbreak, and since I happen to be a very visible person, it’s called the Fauci effect,” the 81-year-old doctor said.
However, he insists that it is all based on what he represents instead of who he his personally.
“Trust me, I don’t get excited about that,” Fauci said. “I mean, it’s nice, I mean, people go to medical school now, people are interested in science, not because of me, because most people don’t know me, who I am, my friends know me, my wife knows me, but people don’t know me, it’s what I symbolize.”
Continuing, he hinted at his dislike for former President Donald Trump before restating his importance as a symbol.
“And what I symbolize in an era of the normalization of untruths and lies and all the things you’re seeing going on society, from January 6 to everything else that goes on, people are craving for consistency, for integrity, for truth and for people caring about people.”
The real Fauci Effect: pic.twitter.com/A00c2Qy3kY
— Daily Wire (@realDailyWire) August 12, 2022
Actually, “the Fauci effect” is when you circumvent a ban on gain of function research and a Holocaust of lives are lost and the world is thrown into chaos for no reason at all. Also sometimes called a “Daszak fumble” https://t.co/mZ1jFpwin1
— Bret Weinstein (@BretWeinstein) August 12, 2022