Dr. Fauci on Saturday said we’d still have smallpox and polio in the U.S. if the current level of misinformation existed decades ago.
Fauci spoke with CNN’s Jim Acosta about Biden’s claim that social media disinformation about the Covid vaccine is “killing people.”
Acosta teed up Fauci with a softball and allowed him to spout propaganda and lies.
“Do you think we could have eradicated polio or defeated the measles if … if you had Fox News night after night warning people about these vaccine issues that are just you know, bunk?” Acosta asked.
“Well, that is a very good point, Jim,” Fauci said. “If you look at the extraordinary, historic success in eradicating smallpox and eliminating polio from most of the world. And we’re on the brink of eradicating polio. If we had had the pushback, for vaccines, the way we’re seeing on certain media, I don’t think it would have been possible, at all, to not only eradicate smallpox. We probably would still have smallpox. And we probably would still have polio in this country if we had the kind of false information that’s being spread, now. If we had that back, decades ago, I would be certain that we’d still have polio in this country.”
To compare polio and smallpox to Covid is outright propaganda.
Dr. Fauci says we'd still have smallpox and polio in the U.S. if the current level of misinformation existed decades ago. pic.twitter.com/OQDn71rZho
— Jan Wolfe (@JanNWolfe) July 17, 2021