Top Doc Fauci Admits Lives Could Have Been Saved If US Had Shut Down In February – But Recommendation ‘Not Taken’

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White House coronavirus expert Dr Tony Fauci today said lives could have been saved if US had been shut down earlier, The Sun reports.

Speaking on CNN, the immunologist said the US could start to re-open next month, but warned of a second deadly wave in the fall.

“We make a recommendation, often the recommendation is taken, sometimes it’s not,” Fauci said.

During the interview, Fauci revealed that the government had been advised to begin social distancing measures in February.

President Trump announced plans to roll out “self-isolating” in mid March.

“We look at it from a pure health standpoint,” Fauci said. “We make a recommendation, often the recommendation is taken, sometimes it’s not.

“But it is what it is.”

Fauci was then asked if lives could have been saved if stay at home measures had started in February, rather than almost a month later.

“Obviously you could logically say that if you had a process that was ongoing and you started mitigation earlier you could’ve saved lives, obviously,” he replied. “No-one is going to deny that. But there was a lot of pushback about shutting things down back then.”

The US has overtaken Italy for the most coronavirus deaths reported worldwide.

There are now at least 530,830 confirmed cases in the country, and 20,614 deaths.

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  1. This guy has yet to give us any solution other than sit it out and that this will hit everybody and will come back often. For a first he should get out of the way for Hydroxychloroquine, make it available in abundance. People dont have to die if there is a big chance of this being a remedy. The federal govt is stockpiling HDC and waiting for fauchi approval. In the meantime more people are dying.

  2. Lives could have been saved had President Trump eradicated the Deep State’s criminal Dr. Fauci in Jan 2017 when he threatened the President with an epidemic worse than the 1918 epidemic. And lives could have been saved when the President would have eradicated the Deep State’s criminals Bill Gates, the CDC and WHO when they “predicted” the epidemic in Oct 2019 before they had a chance to leak the bacteria from their labs.

  3. Dr. Fauci is a liar.
    On March 6 , on NBC TODAY SHOW, he assured the American people should not worry ; there is no threat.
    Of course, he’s also opposed to hydroxychlor , which is being used successfully all over the world.

    • Fauci has served many administrations regardless of party. just because he gives his medical opinion doesnt make him evil and to be condemned to burn at the stake!

  4. The fiction of NY Times, CNN, Washington Post; Dr. Fauci told Americans no need to live differently as late as Februrary 29

    The Washington Post published an article on March 20 titled “Anthony Fauci was ready for this. America was not.” This is not only a misleading headline and a misuse of words but an irrefutable misreporting of the facts.

    On February 29, during NBC’s “Today” show, Peter Alexander asked Dr. Fauci whether Americans should be changing their lives in response to he coronavirus. He mentioned gyms and malls as examples of places with large gatherings and Dr. Fauci said that Americans did not need to change their lifestyle yet.

    On February 17, Dr. Fauci claimed the risk of coronavirus was minimal.

    While President Trump adhered to Dr. Fauci’s (and Dr. Birx’s) recommendations about extending the social distancing guidelines, closing the borders to Europe, and previously to China, so to abide by the experts’ advice, the media wants to continue portraying the president with a slew of stories better suited for fiction.

    https://medium.com/@courtneyclayton1/the-fiction-of-cnn-washington-post-trump-advised-wrongly-dr-95241290d6d9

    • you dont know what he recommended trump in private meetings. is that hard to understand. it’s not his job to give out recommendations that are contrary to what the president approved even if he felt differently.

      • To start with, W.H.O. itself was taking the virus lightly and recommended keeping borders open and life unchanged. The doctor has always maintained in every interview where the question of interference by the administration was brought up that he has always spoken “the truth” and was never a mouth piece for someone else.

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