White House infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci has been dismissed as no longer “useful” by Conservative commentator Ben Domenech after his bizarre recommendation that Americans should continue to wear masks after being vaccinated for COVID-19.
The report responded to the confrontation between Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) and Fauci during a Senate hearing on Thursday. Paul accused Fauci of “theater” for wearing two masks despite being vaccinated.
Fauci responded by citing risks to those who have not been vaccinated and the spread of new and future variants that could be resistant to current vaccines.
“Dr. Fauci is someone who has worked very hard for the American people,” Domenech said.
He is in many ways someone that we all should respect, but I think that the fact is that he is someone as a messenger who has outlived his usefulness to both administrations, this one and the previous one because of his inconsistencyies and because I think people see through this kind of theater that Rand Paul was criticizing.
If you have gone through this whole procedure in order to get the shots, nothing about your life is going to change under our guidelines. That’s the opposite of the message we ought to be sending. And it is the opposite of the message politicians ought to be sending.
The conflict highlights the growing frustrations with changing health information. Many Americans believed they would be able to live mask free after being vaccinated, but Fauci has now noted he does not believe this is the case.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) warn, “Though the risk of disease may be minimal to the fully vaccinated person themselves, they should be mindful of their potential risk of transmitting the virus to others.”
The nation will continue to face frustrations as health policies shift during the pandemic. But Rand is right; much of Fauci’s current activity is merely theater.