Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s foremost infectious disease expert, revealed on Thursday that he just underwent surgery after being diagnosed with a vocal chord polyp.
Fauci, who is 79 years old, confirmed to CNN that he underwent a procedure to remove a polyp that he long suspected was located on his vocal cords.
Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN’s chief medical correspondent, tweeted on Thursday morning: “Dr. Anthony Fauci had an operation today to remove a polyp on his vocal cord. He had general anesthesia and texted me after to let me know he was doing ok.”
“Doctors have advised him to curtail his talking for a while to allow his vocal cords to recover,” Gupta added.
Fauci indicated in April that he believed he may have had the condition for some time, telling the Economic Club of Washington, “I probably have a polyp there — the only way to get better is to keep your mouth shut.”
Fauci has been forced to do just the opposite since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, making dozens of public appearances at press conferences and in media interviews.
However, Fauci has remained under the radar for several weeks for undisclosed reasons. Though the top doc was relentlessly lionized and praised by the mainstream media for supposedly pushing back against Trump for months, one of Fauci’s most recent positions is not a popular one amongst Democrats or the liberal media.
Fauci recently revealed that he believes its possible to safely vote in person — a statement that got very little media coverage. In an interview with the Washington Post last week, Fauci said that there’s “no reason why” it’s safe to stand in line at grocery stores but not at the polls. Fauci, who is himself in a high-risk category, confirmed that he will likely vote in person in November.
After months of hyperventilating about “listening to the experts,” Democrat politicians are now ignoring their top expert when it comes to the battle over mail-in voting. Democrats have made it very clear that mail-in voting is their hill to die on with three months to go until election day — and no expert will be allowed to contradict them.