Having refused to provide a 'science-based' answer to Jim Jordan's recent question of "when will we get our liberties back?," Dr. Anthony Fauci (in between commenting on gun violence as "a national health crisis"), blamed Republicans, well, for pretty much everything.
He-who-must-be-obeyed declared authoritatively:
“The fact that one may not want to get vaccinated, in this case a disturbingly large proportion of Republicans, only actually works against where they want to be."
“They want to be able to say these restrictions that are put on by public health recommendations are things that they’re very concerned about. We’re all concerned about that. We share that concern. But the way you get rid of those restrictions is to get as many people vaccinated as quickly and as expeditiously as possible,” he added.
“On the one hand, they want to be relieved of the restrictions. But on the other hand, they don’t want to get vaccinated. It just almost doesn’t make any sense,” Fauci further proclaimed.
Of course, Fauci has been exposed numerous times over the past year of his tyrannical rule, e.g. his flip-flopping over mask-wearing (no masks needed, wear your mask indoors, wear two masks?), and the ineffectiveness of lockdowns (please explain the difference in deaths/cases between locked-down California and 'free' Florida).
And so it's likely not a surprise that Fauci blaming Republicans for the lack of herd immunity (which by the way some real scientists believe we have almost achieved) is not true, as instead of middle-aged white-supremacist anti-vaxxers, it is the younger cohorts of the population (who undoubtedly skew dramatically left) that are refusing to take the 'Fauci ouchie'.
As Bloomberg reports, Millennials and Gen Z are more likely to be hesitant about getting vaccinated than their elders.
While the majority of Brits will take the vaccine, young people are the most hesitant.
It’s a similar picture in the U.S., young Americans display the most hesitation when asked whether they would get the Covid-19 vaccine
Simply put, younger people just aren't as scared of the virus, and rightly so given the 'risk' of the virus to younger, healthier people is almost negligible.
As the chart shows, adults in their twenties and thirties are more concerned about vaccine side-effects than the virus itself.
Perhaps instead of warning of "impending doom" (as the new CDC Director did), or rejecting science (as Fauci has been unable to explain), or politicizing the vaccination process (as Fauci has done), some "truth" on the real risks would serve "we, the people" better:
“Dr. Fauci needs to put up or shut up,” Senator Rand Paul recently told Cavuto.
“He needs to show us the scientific evidence that it’s a problem after you’ve been vaccinated or after you’ve already got the disease naturally.”
For now, the US is 4th globally in terms of percentage of the population that is 100% vaccinated (scientists initially estimated that 60 to 70 percent of a population would have to acquire resistance to Covid-19 in order for herd immunity to take effect, a threshold that has been revised upwards since the start of the year with 80 to 85 percent quoted in some cases).
You will find more infographics at Statista
For now, Senator Paul sums up our reality rather darkly: “We do what we’re forced to do to live in Dr. Fauci’s world."