Dr. Fauci had a rough morning when he was asked to explain why coronavirus cases are dropping in Texas after they terminated the statewide mask mandate.
During an appearance on MSNBC Fauci was asked why cases have dropped so dramatically despite the state ignoring Fauci’s recommendations.
“It can be confusing because you may see a lag and a delay because often, you have to wait a few weeks before you see the effect of what you’re doing right now,” Fauci said. “You know, there are a lot of things that go into that.
“When you say that they’ve had a lot of activity on the outside like ball games, I’m not really quite sure, it could be they’re doing things outdoors, it’s very difficult to just one-on-one compare that.”
Fauci said that he hopes Texas cases continue to drop but added “there’s always the concern, when you pull back on methods, particularly things like indoor dining and bars that are crowded, you can see a delay and all of a sudden tick right back up.”
“We’ve been fooled before by situations where people begin to open up, nothing happens, and then all of a sudden several weeks later, things start exploding on you.”
The doctor’s narrative has gone up in smoke because a month ago he forecasted that Texas dropping their mask mandate would be disastrous and claimed fans attending a Rangers game would spark another COVID wave.
“The other wild card in this Joe is that even though everybody has COVID-19 fatigue and wants to get back to normality… We don’t want to declare victory prematurely because we have a virus out there now, this variant, that spreads really quite efficiently, and if you pull back on masking and avoiding congregate setting, you’re really taking a pretty big risk,” Fauci said.
“If we can just hang in there a bit longer, because every day that we hang in there and not just give in to getting away from all restrictions, every day we do better and better.”
Meanwhile, in Michigan, Democrat Governor Gretchen Whitmer has successfully topped the US daily tally of new coronavirus cases despite her firm mask mandate and lockdowns.
“Michigan is currently the worst affected U.S. state in terms of new cases and hospitalizations per 100,000 people in the week to April 5,” Reuters reported, adding that Michigan stands as the only state to report over 7,000 new cases on Monday.
Below are two video clips, the first is what Fauci said on April 6th, the second is what Fauci said in March.
Despite the failure of his forecast a month ago that Texas dropping its Covid restrictions would be disastrous, Fauci’s now warning last night’s Rangers game could spark another Covid wave. pic.twitter.com/uNemd4FMZl
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) April 6, 2021