Dr Anthony Fauci mocked “ass-backed” restaurant patrons who removed their coronavirus masks when sitting down – and laughed at the absurdity of his own idea for COVID-19 goggles, according to a new book.
The inside account is covered by Brian Morgenstern, a former White House spokesman.Vignettes and Vino“- out October 25–Joe calls Fauci “awful” and “arrogant.”
,[I]n January 2020, [Fauci] Said that the virus is nothing to worry about for the American people. Then in the months that followed, he said that people should not wear masks and that they were ineffective. By June or July, he had changed his tune and said that everyone should be very concerned and wear many masks , and gogglesMorganstern wrote.
“I vividly remember my blood boiling during a furious meeting in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, when Fauci laughed about his own spectacles remark, which made it clear how cynical he was and that he could lead people to believe anything,” the former aide continued.
“He kept laughing about how ‘ass-backward’ it was that people entered a restaurant wearing a mask, then sat down and chatted with people without masks. Of course, he’s publicly to this effect. Wasn’t saying anything, just laughing privately at the American face he was making a fool of.”
In mid-2020 the practice of wearing a mask in businesses not eating or drinking was mandated by local orders across the US in mid-2020. Indoor tables were generally set aside to allow for social distancing between parties.
During Roosevelt Room meeting, Fauci urges restaurant goers to wear masks while seated Wearing a mask while waiting for your waiter His colorful ridicule of people following the mask rules but without enough enthusiasm is new — in a Comedy Central interview.
Although he reportedly laughed about his own glasses remarks, Fauci had a more serious effect on recommending it to ABC News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jennifer Ashton.
“If you have goggles or an eye shield, you should use that,” Fauci told Ashton in July 2020.
When asked whether eye protection would be formally recommended, Fauci said, “It can be, if you really want the right protection of mucosal surfaces.”
Fauci, 81, will retire in december After 38 years as director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. His office did not immediately respond to the Post’s request for comment.
Although widely respected among Democrats as a public health icon, Fauci is widely distrusted by Republicans and allies of former President Donald Trump.
mouth faced accusations of hypocrisy In July 2020 when he was masked sitting between a friend and his wife inside National Park Stadium after throwing an opening pitch – arguably flouting DC’s outdoor mask mandate.
And in a series of Senate hearings, that’s Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) more than US funding for “Benefits of Work” Research Wuhan, China, where in the laboratory US intelligence community says The coronavirus pandemic may have begun.
Morgenstern co-authored the upcoming book with his wife Teresa Morgenstern, a press officer for Operation Warp Speed, which pioneered the rapid development of COVID-19 vaccines.
The book combines anecdotes from the Trump era with food and drink recipes. The Fauci chapter is dotted with recipes for “opening-day burgers” with beer.