Dr. Anthony Fauci criticized Gov. Ron DeSantis after the governor called on the state Supreme Court to convene. A grand jury to investigate any “wrongdoing.” Related to the coronavirus vaccine.
DeSantis made his announcement Tuesday on “Ingraham’s Corner” to explain his desire to study the effects of COVID-19 vaccines as far-left politicians push to mandate them nationwide.
“At the end of the day, what we’re looking for is to provide the truth, provide accurate data and provide accurate analysis,” DeSantis said.
Many media pundits quickly attacked DeSantis’ request to the Florida Supreme Court, including Fauci, who defended the vaccine on CNN’s “This Hour with Keith Bolduan” on Wednesday.
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“I have no idea, Keith, what he’s asking. I mean, we have a vaccine that’s very effective and safe and has saved literally millions of lives. The Commonwealth Fund reports that As of last week, over the past year and a half to two years, vaccinations have saved 3.2 million lives, 18 million hospitalizations, and saved an estimated $1 trillion in costs. “Well, what’s the problem with vaccines? I mean, vaccines save lives. Frankly, Keith, I don’t know what they’re trying to do,” Fauci said.
While Fauci bragged about the effectiveness of vaccines on CNN, he admitted on Fox News’ “Your World” in July that vaccines don’t protect against infection “very well.”
Still, Fauci said the vaccine was politicized and called for unity.
“It’s politicized. And it’s politicized in a way that really costs lives. Because if people don’t get vaccinated to save lives because of political ideology or misinformation and disinformation, it’s going to cost us our lives. And we’re going to turn the American public to the left or “It doesn’t matter whether it’s right-leaning,” Fauci said.
The study is fueling outrage that the unvaccinated must pay higher car insurance premiums.
He continued: “We’re all in this together. We’re all human. And we’re all susceptible to diseases that can kill us. So if there was ever a time in society where we all came together and recognized that. Common the enemy is the virus, not each other, we have to make people appreciate that.”
DeSantis has often criticized Fauci for his lockdown policies and for flipping many issues. By 2022, his campaign had started selling Fauci flip-flops and encouraged the doctor to “sandblast.”
Fauci is set to step down as director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) at the end of the month.