By Paul Bedard
And, he added, the emails also strongly suggest that the virus was not natural but man-made in a Wuhan, China, lab, though likely released accidentally and not as a bioweapon.
“He’s massively flipped and flopped and flipped on everything,” said Kerpen, the president of the conservative group American Commitment and an anti-tax leader.
Kerpen, who used his Twitter account to chart virus news over the past year, gave his views during the weekly Ann and Phelim Scoop podcast of conservative media activists Ann McElhinney and Phelim McAleer.
He noted that while Fauci, the director of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, was “all over the map” on stopping the virus, challenging him was difficult.
“On any given day, whatever his view is, is incontrovertible and the only view. And if you disagree with him, you’re anti-science. If you say what he said a week ago, today you’re anti-science,” said Kerpen.
He cited the discussion in the emails of the virus spreading in the air and how masks and distancing would do nothing to stop that, but how Fauci went on to recommend both.
“Fauci was saying, he was expressing, the most complete misunderstanding you could possibly imagine saying, ‘Oh, if it’s respiratory aerosols, we should mask people.’ When in fact, masks do nothing to stop respiratory aerosols,” said Kerpen.
“This has always been the most amazing thing to me about Fauci. The guy’s literally been on every single side of every significant question. Masks. No masks. Double masks. Goggles. No asymptomatic spread. Lots of asymptomatic spread. The herd immunity threshold is 60%. Now it’s 75%, now it’s 90%. I mean, he’s just been all over the place,” said Kerpen.
In analyzing the emails, Kerpen added that while Fauci has stuck with his belief that the virus came from an animal, the explosion of the virus in Wuhan, the shutdown of the city, and the world panic suggest it was released by China, likely accidentally.
“I think that the panic and the total hysterical reaction of Western governments only makes sense if they believe it was something other than a natural virus for which we had all the pandemic planning and guidance, and none of it is set to react this way,” he said.