Dr. Anthony Fauci is getting ridiculed for an interview he did this week with Fox News’s “Your World with Neil Cavuto.” The doctor downplayed the impact that the government’s school closures had on the population and especially children during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In one back and forth between Fauci and Cavuto, the host asked, “In retrospect doctor, do you regret that it went too far? … Particularly for kids who couldn’t go to school except remotely, that it’s forever damaged them.”
“Well, I don’t think it’s forever irreparably damaged anyone,” Fauci responded before saying, “People selectively … pull things out about me.”
That did not sit well with many, especially with parents. Fauci was slammed on social media when the clip went viral.
“Just no remorse for what they did to kids. None,” Scott Jennings, a Republican CNN contributor and a former member of the George W. Bush administration tweeted.
Just no remorse for what they did to kids. None. https://t.co/EihJxX90Qw
— Scott Jennings (@ScottJenningsKY) August 23, 2022
Rep. Dan Bishop, R-N.C., tweeted, “Fauci doesn’t live in the real world. He now wants everyone to forget about his malpractice so he can waltz off with a $350k annual pension!”
Josh Barnett, a Republican House candidate running in Arizona, tweeted, “All he does is lie and he should be prosecuted for gain of function research and lying to Congress!”
The president of the Committee to Unleash Prosperity, Phil Kerpen, went even deeper, “He doesn’t think there’s been a single lockdown death???”
That was backed up by Ellen Carmichael, a conservative activist, and entrepreneur, “Kids committed suicide,” she tweeted in direct response to Fauci’s statement about there being no irreparable harm caused by the lockdowns.
And again this tragedy was referenced by Eduardo Neret, a former Campus Reform reporter who has also been published in the Washington Examiner, who tweeted, “Sure, except for the children who committed suicide because of Fauci’s policies.”
Sure, except for the children who committed suicide because of Fauci’s policies. https://t.co/2vZddSr7TN
— Eduardo Neret (@eduneret) August 23, 2022
Nicole Saphier, a medical doctor, tweeted, “Rather than acknowledging and apologizing for some of the most extreme recommendations, Dr. Fauci refuses to acknowledge the long-term damage done to children from cowering to the teachers union rather than putting kids first. Unbelievable.”