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Mark Alexander / Oct. 27, 2020

It’s Biden and Harris v. Anthony Fauci

As CV19 infection rates are rising, Biden and Harris treat the pandemic as cheap political fodder.

In the final presidential debate last week, among the many lies Joe Biden propagated was his insistence that President Donald Trump had been negligent in his handling of the CV19 pandemic crisis. Incredibly, Biden implied Trump was to blame for the deaths of more than 200,000 people and will be at fault for the next 200,000 “dark winter” deaths to come because “the president thus far … still has no plan, no comprehensive plan.”

Biden had previously accused Trump of “a life-and-death betrayal of the American people” and said his negligence was “beyond despicable.” Biden added, “It’s a dereliction of duty, a disgrace. He knew how deadly it was. He knew and purposely played it down. Worse, he lied.”

The fact is, the Trump administration’s planning and response mirrors the best advice his medical experts and the CDC provided him, as aptly demonstrated by the comprehensive chronological action timeline we have compiled.

The administration’s actions reflect the advice provided by Dr. Anthony Fauci.

Amid concerns about increasing rates of CV19 infection rates in recent weeks, though death rates continue to trend much lower as a percentage of those infected, it is worth considering what Fauci actually said about the COVID risk, and how that was reflected in what Trump then said.

On 21 January, Fauci said, “This is not a major threat for the people of the United States and this is not something that the citizens of the United States right now should be worried about.” On 26 January, Fauci again declared, “The American people should not be worried or frightened by this. It’s a very, very low risk to the United States.” On 31 January, as Biden was criticizing Trump for banning travel from China, Fauci said, “We still have a low risk to the American public, but we want to keep it at a low risk.”

On 3 February, as a result of Trump’s actions, Fauci said, “I think you are going to see a dampening down” of cases. On 17 February, he repeated his assertion that the danger to Americans was “just minuscule” versus the “real and present danger” of the seasonal flu. He warned against the “outlandish extrapolations of fear” and at that time infamously declared, “Now, in the United States, there is absolutely no reason whatsoever to wear a mask.” Indeed, as I wrote in February, “Democrats Hang 2020 Hopes on Pandemic Recession.”

It was not until 28 February that Fauci finally declared, “It could be really, really bad,” but added, “I don’t think it’s gonna be, because I think we’d be able to do the kind of mitigation. It could be mild.” A day later, he said: “Right now, at this moment, there is no need to change anything that you’re doing on a day-by-day basis. Right now the risk is still low, but this could change. … I mean, this could be a major outbreak. I hope not. Or it could be something that’s reasonably well controlled. At the end of the day, this will ultimately go down.”

On 9 March, Fauci asserted: “If you are a healthy young person, there is no reason if you want to go on a cruise ship, go on a cruise ship. But … an elderly person who has an underlying condition, I would recommend strongly that they do not go on a cruise ship.” On 10 March, Fauci insisted, “As a nation, the risk is relatively low,” but added, “There are parts of the country right now that are having community spread in which the risk there is clearly a bit more than that.”

It was three days later, on 13 March, that Fauci prompted Trump to declare a national emergency.

In other words, despite Biden’s ludicrous claims, the best advice Trump was being given through the middle of March was that COVID-19 was not going to be deadly and could be contained by following basic CDC health guidelines. Nobody, NOBODY — least of all Joe Biden, who was criticizing Trump for overreacting — understood the threat.

As for the litany of Kamala Harris blame-shifting lies, she lamented, “[Trump’s] flip-flopping on social distancing and wearing masks.” But recall that Fauci declared on 8 March, “Right now in the United States people should not be walking around in masks.”

Harris insisted, “[Trump] praised the transparency of the Chinese government. He said, ‘China has been working hard to contain the coronavirus.’” At that time, recall Anthony Fauci declared on 22 January: “From what I can see right now, [the ChiComs] are really being much, much more transparent than what happened with SARS, where they really kept back information for a while. It was really embarrassing to them. They’re really transparent now.”

Bottom line: If, as Biden and Harris conveniently insist, Trump misinformed the nation, it was because he was misinformed by Fauci. But he was not misinformed — both Trump and Fauci were providing the best information they had.

If you listened carefully to the Biden-Harris complaints, there is nothing they have suggested they would do that the Trump administration has not already done.

Despite the fact that Democrats have disgracefully treated this pandemic as cheap political fodder, COVID was made in China. But “The Big Guy” is avoiding any mention of China, as he does not want to remind voters about his unraveling pay-to-play ChiCom scandal.

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