Dr. Fauci

Queen Covid proximally: The videos

Featured image “The Covid Cover-Up Explained” is the title of Matt Orfalea’s video companion to Matt Taibbi’s subscribers-only Racket News posts “‘Covid Origins,’ an Animated Adventure” and “‘So Friggin’ Likely’: New Covid Documents Reveal Unparalleled Media Deception” (see my post “Queen Covid proximally.”) Roger Pielke, Jr., provides an understated version of the story in “Why Proximal Origins must be retracted.” The video tells the story in 01:25. Will there ever be a »

Fauci speaks: It ain’t me, babe

Featured image The fallacious Anthony Fauci — for fallacious read “lying” — spoke at length with New York Times’s David Wallace-Wells about his reign of error during the Covid epidemic. The Times has posted Wallace-Wells’s account of the interview in “Dr. Fauci Looks Back: ‘Something Clearly Went Wrong.’” Eric Boehm condenses Fauci’s denials and deflections into the Reason column “Anthony Fauci Says Don’t Blame Him for COVID Lockdowns and School Closures.” At »

The Fauci follies

Featured image The Anthony Fauci on display in the American Masters episode that aired last week is bizarre beyond belief. I was unequal to the task of capturing the Fauci follies documented in the two-hour show, but took a stab at it in “Dr. Tony Fauci: The light and the way.” The documentary lacks a narrator. It features the wit and wisdom of Fauci for nearly two hours. His self-portrait is troubling, »

Voters Have Caught On to Fauci

Featured image Earlier today, Scott wrote about a documentary that lionizes Anthony Fauci. That is sickening, but the good news is that most Americans seem to understand that our covid response was a fiasco. In a survey reported on Friday, Rasmussen asked respondents three questions about the job done by our public health “experts.” The first was, “Has the way the government handled the COVID-19 pandemic caused you to have more trust »

Fauci on film

Featured image I reviewed the PBS American Masters episode devoted to the fallacious Dr. Fauci in “Dr. Fauci: The light and the way.” Now I can understand the resistance of any sane man (in the Declaration of Independence sense) to spending two hours listening to Fauci spreading his gospel. However, insufficient attention has been paid in this case. The man (in the specific sense) is nuts (in a colloquial sense), I therefore »

Dr. Tony Fauci: The light and the way

Featured image PBS broadcast “Dr. Tony Fauci” in its American Masters series this past Tuesday evening. It is a two-hour episode that requires a toxic overexposure to the wit and wisdom of the fallacious Dr. Fauci. Unless one seeks a lesson on the perils of power and celebrity, two hours with Dr. Fauci is roughly two hours too many. It should have been subtitled “The light and the way.” Ken Burns draws »

The Fauci commission

Featured image Miranda Devine has two columns in today’s New York Post (or at least the online version). In what looks like her regularly scheduled column Devine reports that “New emails show Dr. Anthony Fauci commissioned scientific paper in Feb. 2020 to disprove Wuhan lab leak theory.” What manner of man is the fallacious Dr. Fauci? Here is the opening of the column: New emails uncovered by House Republicans probing the COVID-19 »

Where Covid came from

Featured image Andrew Sullivan has just posted an accessible 50-plus minute preview of his Dishcast with former New York Times science writer and editor Nicholas Wade. Wade is the author, most recently, of the essay Where Covid Came From, published by our friends at Encounter Books. Sullivan introduces the Dishcast here at his Substack site. (Wade’s grandson interrupts briefly at about 39:30.) Sullivan has separately posted two clips from the interview on »

Thought of the day

Featured image Steve Hayward has his thought of the day scheduled to go up this afternoon, so I will claim this either as yesterday’s thought of the day or as today’s early edition. My pronouns are Prosecute/Fauci — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 11, 2022 Musk packs a couple of thoughts into that declaration, both of them worthy of recognition. He responded respectfully to one critic who took him up on his refusal »

Fauci unmasked

Featured image On the day before Thanksgiving the fallacious Dr. Fauci was put under oath for a deposition. Dr. Fauci was deposed in the lawsuit brought by Missouri and Louisiana against the federal government for colluding with Big Tech social media companies to suppress free speech bearing on the epidemic. Fauci was of course the General Buck Turgidson of the epidemic: “Gentlemen, gentlemen, we can’t have free speech — this is the »

Look back in anger

Featured image You may recall the 1964 fantasy film The 7 Faces of Dr. Lao. Steven Mosher’s New York Post column now gives us the 5 fallacies of Dr. Fauci. (He could easily have made it 7 or more, for that matter.) According to Mosher, the 5 fallacies of Dr. Fauci include contact tracing, failing to protect the vulnerable, closing the schools, mistakes on natural immunity, and funding Chinese labs. This one »

The longest goodbye

Featured image The fallacious Dr. Fauci told Politico that he contemplated continuing to hold office leading the NIAID and advising President Biden until the end of “the Biden administration term.” I took that as a rehearsal for retirement. After all, the guy is 81. He is long past his sell-by date and has inflicted incalculable damage on the United States. Yet Fauci views himself as the indispensable man. He may have to »

Fauci’s long goodbye

Featured image If self-love could kill you, the fallacious Dr. Fauci would be a goner. As it is, he contemplates continuing to hold office leading the NIAID and advising President Biden until the end of “the Biden administration term,” as he put it in an interview with Politico reported yesterday. The good news is that he will be leaving. The bad news is that his leaving is long overdue. The funny news »

WHO’s next to last

Featured image Today’s Tablet Scroll draws attention to the recent Daily Mail story on the origins of the Coronavirus plague. I have slightly edited Tablet’s summary and commentary below, but it makes the points I would want to make: World Health Organization director Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus privately told a senior European official that he believes the COVID-19 virus was accidentally released by the Wuhan virology laboratory in China, according to a report »

Kevin Roche: Schadenfauci

Featured image My friend Kevin Roche holds down the fort at the invaluable Healthy Skeptic site. I turned to Kevin yesterday to ask him a question that has been on my mind: Is it wrong to be happy that Dr. Fauci has contracted Covid? He took my call at his lake house up north and promptly responded to my question in the column below (also posted here at Kevin’s site). A friend »

Fauci Was Paid for Undermining Trump

Featured image Yesterday I wrote about the fact that NIH officials including Anthony Fauci have been paid hundreds of millions of dollars in patent royalties by pharmaceutical companies and others, raising obvious conflict of interest issues which the NIH has covered up rather than trying to address. But it gets worse: remember how Fauci constantly undermined President Trump during the early stages of the covid epidemic? It turns out that he was »

Facing Fauci’s fury

Featured image Reason has posted Nick Gillespie’s timely interview with Stanford’s Dr. Jay Bhattacharya. Jay-B was a co-author of the Great Barrington Declaration, a voice of sanity, and therefore a target of the public health authorities. The intersecting themes of the interview revisit the issues that we repeatedly took up during the pandemic. Gillespie touches on them in his summary: I sat down with Bhattacharya to talk about what it was like »