Tucker Carlson unloaded on Dr. Fauci Monday night after the NIAID director seemed to change his tune on opening schools.
Dr. Fauci told ABC, “if you look at the data, the spread among children, and from children, is not really very big at all. Not like one would have suspected.”
Carlson rightfully points out Dr. Fauci led the Coronavirus task force for months, as schools were being shut down across the nation.
Tucker pointed to death rates among school-aged children in hard hit states.
“If you’re looking for more evidence, check the death rates… those are publicly available. Deaths are not hard to track. Consider the state New Jersey. That’s one off the states hit harder by the coronavirus. So far, in New Jersey, not a single school-aged child has died from the coronavirus. Not one.”
In Dr. Fauci’s defense, he did say in June that it’s time to think about reopening schools, but it doesn’t seem like he made it a priority.
Here’s what Fauci said to ABC:
“We say it, not being facetiously or having a soundbite or anything, but you know: close the bars, keep the schools open, is what we really say…Obviously, you don’t have one size fits all, but as I’ve said in the past, and as you accurately quoted me – the default position should be as best as possible, within reason, to keep the children in school and get them back to school.”
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