(Chris Parker, Headline USA) Dr. Anthony Fauci is once again putting the COVID spotlight on minority communities, in the apparent hopes of rehabilitating his tarnished public persona and also lending a partisan, leftist push to the COVID narrative leading up to mid-term elections.
According to Fauci, black Americans are more susceptible to new COVID variants if they prove more contagious and infectious than previous mutations. Fauci claimed that minorities, both black and Hispanic, have higher death rates, reported the Gateway Pundit.
“The rate of hospitalization and the death rate among 100,000 population is clearly higher greater in brown and Black populations in the United States compared to the general population and compared to whites.”
As a result, he has put a special emphasis on encouraging minorities (and particularly black Americans) to get vaccinated. He also cited a history of mistrust among black communities and government officials for their hesitance in getting vaccinated.
During the beginning of the pandemic, Fauci said of the looming lockdowns: “You need to do it proportionately.
“If you have a considerable amount or even the beginnings of community spread in your community, clearly you need to do very aggressive mitigation procedures,” he said.
Fauci echoed his belief that COVID levels could once again reach the highs experienced in 2020 and 2021. That’s why he’s urging Americans, especially minorities, to avoid returning to normal even after he declared the pandemic over.
He also claimed as recently as two months ago that a new round of lockdowns might be necessary even as COVID infections were falling. So far, there have not been any renewed lockdowns in the US.
Fauci’s views of the science at play have flip-flopped numerous times since the pandemic began. Fauci said this was a good thing, claiming that his views change as science changes. He also addressed a potential backlash of his ever-changing views by stating, “it’s understandable how the general public doesn’t fully understand that.”