The View co-host Meghan McCain has called for Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, to be removed because of his “inconsistent messaging” about the coronavirus vaccine.
During the Monday showing of The View, McCain said, “The fact that Dr. Fauci is going on CNN and he can’t tell me if I get the vaccine, I’ll be able to have dinner with my family. It’s terribly inconsistent messaging.”
McCain called for Fauci to be replaced, saying, “I think the Biden administration should remove him and put someone else in place that maybe does understand science.”
Fauci under fire
Fauci is rightly under fire for saying that essentially nothing will be changing for Americans, even with the coronavirus vaccine.
On Tuesday, Fauci said, “There are things, even if you’re vaccinated, that you’re not going to be able to do in society: for example, indoor dining, theaters, places where people congregate. That’s because of the safety of society.”
In other words, nothing has changed even though we now have a working vaccine that is being distributed to the population.
Fauci has always failed to reconcile the needs of the public vs. public safety. He doesn’t seem to understand that life has to return to normal, and businesses must be reopened.
For thousands of Americans, there is no choice when it comes to doing business despite Fauci’s recommendations.
Time for change
The economic damage from coronavirus is on the scale of the 2008 financial crisis, and the final impact of the pandemic is yet to be calculated.
The lockdown and social distancing measures cost millions of jobs and destroyed the financial lives of millions. Despite all the measures taken, 500,000 Americans have died, and it is inconclusive if lockdown measures did anything to help public health.
States like Florida have shown that lockdowns and social distancing have done little to change the virus’s course. It is long past time to make a change, and that change could begin with retiring Fauci from his place directing our coronavirus response.
Ultimately Fauci is serving in a role that acts as a bridge between the scientific community and the rest of the nation. He has failed to make realistic recommendations that both protect health and allow for life to return to normal, and for that, he should have been replaced long ago.