Despite the fact that fawning Hillary-supporter Dr. Fauci himself admitted regular influenza is a bigger threat than the coronavirus in an article he wrote for the New England Journal of Medicine, he had the temerity to suggest at an April 1 press conference that America will not be allowed to come out of lockdown until there are no new cases of coronavirus.
The unelected CDC official then began checking off a wish list of highly suspect totalitarian power grabs — like the right to track citizens, involuntarily quarantine them, and so forth.
"I think if we get to the part of the curve that Dr. Birx showed yesterday when it goes down to essentially no new cases, no new deaths at a period of time. I think it makes sense that you will have to relax social distancing," Fauci said.
"The one thing we hopefully would have in place, and I believe we will have in place, is a much more robust system to be able to identify someone who was infected, isolate them and then do contact tracing," he added.
Just who does this guy think he is? And why aren't more Americans demanding that President Trump stop him?
Fauci is fond of making sensationalist coronavirus death toll projections. Fauci told CNN that America could expect around 100,000 to 200,000 deaths but went on to say 1 million to 2 million Americans dying from the coronavirus is "very unlikely" but "not impossible." Well, which is it? Fauci's claims are definitely indeterminate and — some feel — deliberately deceptive.
What Fauci told CNN and MSNBC is vastly different from what he wrote in February, containing stunningly candid admissions about the actual scope of the coronavirus — most importantly, that the coronavirus is no more serious than regular flu. Little has changed since then.
Fauci admits in the NEJM article, "If one assumes that the number of asymptomatic or minimally symptomatic cases is several times as high as the number of reported cases, the case fatality rate may be considerably less than 1%" (emphasis added).
He continues: "This suggests that the overall clinical consequences of Covid-19 may ultimately be more akin to those of a severe seasonal influenza[.]"
Translation? Dr. Fauci's 15 minutes of fame is coming at the cost of America's future.
That's because Dr. Fauci is now apparently in charge of when businesses can reopen, saying we shouldn't relax social distancing until "no new cases" are reported. In other words, Fauci is just fine with lockdowns until all has decayed and Jesus comes back.
With any disease or illness, such a standard is without precedent, and untenable in a free-market economy like ours. The Wall Street Journal reports that 29 percent of the U.S. economy is "offline."
The Federal Reserve projects that 47 million Americans will lose their jobs in coming weeks as a result of Dr. Fauci's dire and disingenuous warnings. Over 10 million Americans have filed for unemployment benefits so far.
Fauci's exaggerations have arguably caused more panic and guaranteed disaster in the lives of American citizens than seen in several generations. And, adding insult to injury, Fauci is the reason 30 days were added to America's 15-day tour of the Twilight Zone.
Despite the absence of concrete evidence to justify pandemic panic and MSM sensationalism, plenty of evidence suggests that the coronavirus is being used to justify global martial law clampdowns, forced vaccinations, the roundup of political dissidents, and mandatory subdermal human RFID.
The Democrats have been uncharacteristically and paradoxically begging President Trump to institute martial law from the outset of the coronavirus.
"I would call out the military now," former vice president Joe Biden said at a Democratic primary debate. "They have the ability to provide this surge that hospitals need. They have the capacity to build 500 hospital beds and tents that are completely safe and secure."
"At this point, our best hope is to utilize the Army Corps of Engineers to leverage its expertise, equipment and people power to retrofit and equip existing facilities — like military bases or college dormitories — to serve as temporary medical centers," New York Democrat Gov. Andrew Cuomo wrote at the New York Times. "Then we can designate existing hospital beds for the acutely ill."
Only months ago, Democrats tried to convince Americans that President Trump was a Putin puppet and would-be dictator. And yet, many on the left are the biggest advocates now for totalitarian police state powers in response to coronavirus hype. Why?
Coronavirus is very possibly the final attempt to defeat Trump by burning down the house and giving away the store.
Despite the MSM's unjustified alarmism, unelected bureaucrats like Fauci have managed to seize more power and trample more civil liberties in the current so-called "crisis" than any other time previously in American history, save maybe the Great Depression ("New Deal"). Here's a comprehensive list of civil liberties trampled since the beginning of COVID-19.
Now, more than ever, American concepts of constitutional limits on government power and civil liberties need to be defended and re-asserted; if the Constitution doesn't matter right now, when will it ever matter?
History proves that Americans are able to be pragmatic during a crisis; the Civil War and Great Depression are great examples of our constitutional elasticity.
We are willing to accept that at times, the rules must be bent in order to protect the "rule of law" in the long term. But now is not that time. Pres. Trump couldn't have said it better: "America isn't designed for this. The cure shouldn't be worse than the virus."
It's time to get back to business as usual.
It's time to get back to work.
It's time to "re-open" America.
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