Fauci Condemns Americans Protesting Lockdown, Rush Shuts Him Down With Truth

Dr. Anthony Fauci claimed on Monday that protests in opposition to governors’ stay-at-home orders meant to slow the spread of the coronavirus will “backfire” and further delay the reopening of the economy. Well, that anti-American statement caused Rush Limbaugh to blast him with actual science and facts that prove the leftist infectious disease “expert” is wrong. You’ll love this.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, Rush Limbaugh (Photo Credit: YouTube/Screenshots)

Dr. Fauci is now on the record condemning Americans for exercising their First Amendment rights.

Anthony Fauci, the top government official on infectious diseases, warned Monday that protests in opposition to governors’ stay-at-home orders meant to slow the spread of the coronavirus will “backfire” and further delay the reopening of the economy, The Hill reports. 

“Clearly this is something that is hurting from the standpoint of economics and the standpoint of things that have nothing to do with the virus, but unless we get the virus under control, the real recovery economically is not going to happen,” Fauci said on “Good Morning America.”

“So what you do if you jump the gun and go into a situation where you have a big spike, you’re going to set yourself back,” he said. “So as painful as it is to go by the careful guidelines of gradually phasing into a reopening, it’s going to backfire. That’s the problem.”

Here’s the truth about the lockdown. The quarantining of the majority of American states was never to stop people from dying. 

It was only to stop the number of cases happening in a short amount of time. This was the only way to not overwhelm the hospitals. “That could stress the health system. We’re trying to avoid becoming like Italy,” said Joshua Sharfstein, vice dean for public health practice and community engagement at Johns Hopkins University on March 20.

Now, after the models never panned out and new reports say many Americans are testing positive for the COVID-19 antibodies, meaning we have many who are already immune, Rush Limbaugh is blasting Fauci based on Dr. John Lee’s evidence. Dr. Lee is a recently retired professor of pathology and a former NHS consultant pathologist.

“John Lee, who first wrote a month ago that he was highly suspicious that a lockdown was necessary because he didn’t like the way every death in the U.K. was being chalked up to COVID-19,” Limbaugh said. “The number of deaths here that are being chalked up to COVID-19 are way elevated, didn’t even have an accurate number there. So now he’s back a month later: No direct evidence lockdowns are working.”

Limbaugh gives us the facts about the lockdown. It was based on faulty models. 

“Let me give you a couple of quotes from his piece,” Rush said. “For example, we are currently in lockdown for two reasons. One is that the initial figures suggested that we were dealing with a very highly virulent disease. The World Health Organisation initially suggested that the case-fatality rate – the proportion of people diagnosed with the disease who die – would be 3.4 percent.'”

“This is a very high number which would have caused a huge number of deaths,” Limbaugh said quoting Lee. “But as we have had gradually more and more data coming in, those percentages have been falling. In many examples, more complete data are now suggesting case-fatality rates of 0.4 percent. My guess is that it will end up between 0.5 and 0.1 percent, and probably nearer to the lower end of that. So if the disease isn’t as virulent as was originally thought, the number of deaths will be correspondingly lower.”

“The second reason that we were then put into lockdown is that it was assumed that this new virus was going to rip through the population, and a very high percentage of people were going to be infected quickly,” Rush added. “This would cause a big surge or peak of cases which healthcare systems wouldn’t be able to deal with. The lockdown is supposed to reduce that peak, to enable health systems to cope with it.”

The evidence never panned out.

“The real point is that there isn’t any direct evidence that what we are doing is actually affecting the peak,” Limbaugh declared quoting Dr. Lee again. “It is possible to make arguments that sound reasonable that a lockdown should affect the peak.”

“And yet other places which are doing different things seem to have similarly shaped graphs. It is only an assumption that the lockdown is having a big effect on the virus spread, but this is not a known scientific fact.”

“Don’t tell Dr. Fauci that,” Rush said. “This is quite a statement. It is only an assumption that the lockdown, that flattening the curve, that social distancing is having a big effect on the virus spread. It’s not a known scientific fact. You know why it’s not a known scientific fact? ‘Cause we don’t know how many people are actually practicing social distancing.”

At this point, we have enough evidence to know the COVID-19 virus inside the United States never panned out to become the out of control disease to end America. New testing from Stanford University and by Massachusetts General Hospital and Santa Clara County in California show many more Americans already have the COVID antibodies.

This means the virus was in the United States long before January 2020. It’s time to avoid an economic apocalypse while we still can. Americans know the risks, and we must err on the side of common sense than on the side of those who were pushing faulty models from the get-go.

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Rebecca Diserio is a conservative writer and speaker who has been featured in numerous high profile publications. She's a graduate of St. Joseph High School in Lakewood, CA and worked as a Critical Care Registered Nurse at USC Medical Center. A former Tea Party spokesman, she helped manage Star Parker’s campaign for US Congress and hosted a popular conservative radio show where she interviewed Dr. Alveda King, Ann Coulter, David Limbaugh, and Michelle Malkin. A police widow, she resides in Southern California.