(PJ Media) Well, it’s finally happened.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and Biden’s chief medical advisor, has finally acknowledged something that many experts and many of us in conservative media have been saying for months now: that the COVID-19 vaccines “don’t protect overly well” against infection.
“One of the things that’s clear from the data [is] that even though vaccines — because of the high degree of transmissibility of this virus — don’t protect overly well, as it were, against infection, they protect quite well against severe disease leading to hospitalization and death,” Fauci told Fox News’s Neil Cavuto on Tuesday. “And I believe that’s the reason… why at my age, being vaccinated and boosted, even though it didn’t protect me against infection, I feel confident that it made a major role in protecting me from progressing to severe disease. And that’s very likely why I had a relatively mild course.”
Fauci got COVID last month despite being fully vaxxed and boosted.
“So my message to people who seem confused because people who are vaccinated get infected -— the answer is if you weren’t vaccinated, the likelihood [is] you would have had [a] more severe course than you did have when you were vaccinated.”
Fauci’s admission is the latest flip-flop from the embattled health bureaucrat, whose tenure during the COVID pandemic has been marred by consequential flip-flops and controversies. As the lead architect of the nation’s COVID response, Fauci pushed policies that simply didn’t work. Remember 15 days to slow the spread? We shut down the economy, locked down schools, and Fauci even called for double masking despite there being no evidence that doing so was effective, and he repeatedly moved the goalposts on herd immunity in order to push vaccinations.