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Fri Jul 24, 2020, 02:34 PM

Fauci says that he and his family have experienced 'serious threats' during pandemic

(The Hill) Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious diseases expert, said Thursday that he has received “serious threats” to himself and his family since he became one of the public faces of the federal response to the coronavirus pandemic.

The doctor said that the anger has appeared on a different level than when he began his work during the HIV/AIDS crisis.

“I’ve seen a side of society that I guess is understandable but it’s a little bit disturbing. Back in the days of HIV when I was being criticized with some hate mail, it was, you know, people calling me a gay-lover and 'what the hell are you wasting a lot of time on that' ... things that you would just push aside as stupid people saying stupid things,” Fauci told CNN's David Axelrod on his “The Axe Files” podcast.

In 2020, Fauci said, “It’s really a magnitude different,” because “as much as people inappropriately, I think, make me somewhat of a hero … there are people who get really angry at thinking I’m interfering with their life because I’m pushing a public health agenda.”

This, he said, has led to both hate mail and “serious threats against me, against my family … my daughters, my wife — I mean, really? Is this the United States of America?”

Fauci added that he had been assigned security due to some of these threats.

Axelrod also noted reports that several House Republicans had called for Rep. Liz Cheney’s (R-Wyo.) removal as head of the House Republican Caucus for defending Fauci’s performance during the pandemic.

“Isn’t that weird, David? I mean, it just doesn’t make any sense,” Fauci responded. “I guess it’s just a reflection of the divisiveness in our society at the political level.”

“I can understand very well that you have to be careful because of the negative consequences of things like shutting down … but the hostility against public health issues is difficult not only to understand, but difficult to even process,” he added.

Fauci's comments come after President Trump recently characterized the doctor as "a little bit of an alarmist." Fauci refuted the characterization, saying that he was a realist.

Trump maintains that his relationship with the doctor, however, remains "very good."

https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/508835-fauci-says-that-he-and-his-family-have-experienced-serious-threats-during

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Response to FM123 (Original post)

Fri Jul 24, 2020, 02:40 PM

1. Trumps raging dogs responding to his whistle.

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Response to lunatica (Reply #1)

Fri Jul 24, 2020, 02:44 PM

2. It's incredible ... tRump having a pack of raging dogs at his command. This is seriously

fucked up and continues to squeeze rationale and intelligent people out of the picture.

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Response to RKP5637 (Reply #2)

Fri Jul 24, 2020, 02:49 PM

3. Just call them his Stochastic Hounds

They’re well trained.

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