Fauci finally acknowledges that China played significant role in early spread of coronavirus
Fauci finally acknowledges that China played significant role in early spread of coronavirus By Arsenio Toledo for News Target
Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), has finally admitted that Communist China played a significant role in the early spread of the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19).
When the initial coronavirus outbreak was spreading in Wuhan in late 2019, Chinese officials were attempting to stifle reports about it, claiming that it wasn’t that infectious and censoring doctors who were attempting to blow the whistle. Fauci himself claims he suspected that the “mysterious pneumonia” coming out of the city was a novel coronavirus.
“Back then, the lack of full appreciation of the seriousness of what we were dealing in, was [due to] a number of reasons,” he said during an interview with Axios. “Some things were absolutely not known by anybody. And, some things were known by the Chinese and they weren’t very transparent about it.”
Many people inside and outside of China “got fooled,” said Fauci. Public health officials outside the communist nation initially believed that the outbreak in Wuhan was similar to the SARS virus and were not aware that the coronavirus was acting very differently.
Fauci accused the Chinese of delaying their reporting on the asymptomatic and person-to-person transmission of the coronavirus. The director also believes that if U.S. health officials were aware of the extent of the spread and the possibility for asymptomatic cases to transmit the coronavirus, they would have changed their guidance on masks, social distancing and contact tracing very early on.
The coronavirus started spreading in China in late 2019. The Chinese Communist Party refused to allow foreign scientists to investigate the situation in Wuhan “for a considerable period,” limiting the ability of the international scientific community to understand where COVID-19 came from and how it was spreading.
When Chinese authorities finally did allow a group of World Health Organization researchers into the country, which included one official from Fauci’s NIAID, they still placed roadblocks for the scientists, such as delaying the approval of their travel authorization.
“You don’t know everything you need to know the first day,” said Fauci. “You get people who are making decisions about their own behavior based on political considerations, as opposed to an objective evaluation of the public health threat.” (Related: Cover-up: Dr. Anthony Fauci helped approve an effective treatment for coronavirus infections 15 years ago, but is suppressing it today in favor of new high-profit vaccines.)
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Country to control pandemic by autumn 2021, says Fauci
Fauci predicted that life will not resume for most Americans until as late as fall 2021.
“It’s going to take several months,” he said during an interview on mainstream news outlet MSNBC. “It’s not going to happen in the first few months. If we do it correctly, hopefully, as we get into the end of the summer, the beginning of the fall of 2021, we can start to approach some degree of normality.”
Fauci warned that the timeline he and other public health experts have laid out is contingent upon the country being able to “efficiently, quickly and effectively” implementing a nationwide vaccination program, which he said is lagging far behind schedule.
Furthermore, Fauci believes that people need to rather strictly adhere to “personal mitigation measures,” such as following mask mandates and social distancing regulations.
President Donald Trump has missed his own year-end target to vaccinate 20 million Americans. Only around 12.4 million doses of the vaccine had been delivered before the New Year, and only about 2.7 million people have received two shots of the vaccine.
Fauci said that, according to Gen. Gustave Perna, chief operating officer of Operation Warp Speed – the program to facilitate and accelerate the development and distribution of vaccines – the federal government will only reach its desired pace of vaccination “as we get into the middle of January, February and March.”
“Whenever you have a very large operation – such as trying to vaccinate an entire country with a new vaccine – there will always be bumps in the road and hiccups about that. We hope that that’s what this is a reflection of.”
Fauci has butted heads with Trump over these plans. The president believes that all the federal government has to do is provide the vaccines and that “it is up to the states to administer” them. On the other hand, Fauci believes that, before the situation can progress even further, the federal government needs to provide the states with the resources necessary to implement a proper statewide vaccination program.
“My feeling is – and not everyone would agree with me – is that there has to be a strong relationship between the national approach and the local approach.”
Fauci is arguing that, without the intervention of the federal government, state and local authorities will not be able to implement any kind of massive public health program like an inoculation campaign. “And this is proof positive,” he said.