The amount of information we have on this pandemic is mindblowing and has been the subject of countless studies, and for Fauci to claim unequivocally that the lockdowns prevented infections, hospitalizations and deaths is flat-out wrong.
Since fairly early in the pandemic, we’ve known that the lockdowns did very little to slow the spread of COVID. A study from July 2020, which was published in The Lancet and based on data from 50 countries, found no reduction in COVID-related mortality. Another study published a few months later relied on data from 160 countries and reached a similar conclusion. There have been many studies since that have also reached similar conclusions, including a Johns Hopkins University study released last month.
Despite all the data and studies suggesting the lockdowns weren’t effective, Fauci has been vehemently pro-lockdown. In fact, in the fall of 2020, Fauci orchestrated a “quick and devastating” takedown of The Great Barrington Declaration, a document authored by experts who advocated for herd immunity to stop the pandemic and “focused protection” for the most vulnerable populations over universal lockdowns.
The health officials in charge of our nation’s pandemic response never wanted to engage with those who held different ideas for getting us through the pandemic. Last year, Fauci had the arrogance to claim that anyone criticizing him was dangerous because he represents science.
Fauci will never admit the lockdowns were ineffective, and he’ll never admit that he was wrong. But, as a government official, he’ll always be on the side of whatever involves controlling the population.
look at the numbers for yourself