Democrat darling Anthony Fauci said during a bizarre CNN interview that Fox News would have stopped the Smallpox cure by spreading “false information” if it had been around at the time the deadly disease was ravaging the world. Fauci, head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, says that right-leaning sources would have spread misinformation that would have made Americans choose to skip the vaccine — a dig at people who, for very personal reasons, have not yet gotten the COVID jab.
There are many reasons why people choose not to get the COVID vaccine. Some skip it for religious or philosophical reasons. Others don’t like the ingredients. Some worry about allergies or side effects caused by the COVID vaccines, which still have not received full FDA approval. But Fauci says that smallpox and polio would still be around if Fox News was around back then, a claim he made without vidence.
“The most-watched television show on Fox News right now is outright hostile to the vaccine,” host Jim Acosta. told Fauci. “In this environment, do you think we could have defeated the measles or eradicated polio if you had Fox News night after night warning people that these vaccine issues that are just bunk?”
Leaping on the opportunity to demonize Fox News, Fauci replied that “false information” on the network would have allowed those diseases to continue to spread:
“Well, that is a very good point, Jim. If you look at the extraordinary, historic success in eradicating smallpox and eliminating polio from most of the world — and we’re on the brink of eradicating polio — if we had the pushback for vaccines the way we’re seeing on certain media, I don’t think it would have been possible at all to not only eradicate smallpox, we probably would still have smallpox, and we probably would still have polio in this country if we had the kind of false information that’s being spread now.”
, “If we had that back decades ago, I would be certain that we’d still have polio in this country.” Fauci added.
Naturally, this is false. Fox News has not spread any misinformation about COVID, nor have any other sources. But Fauci and Democrats will continue to spread actual misinformation to demonize conservatives. It’s what they do.