Even Acclaimed Fellow Doctors Think 80-Year Old Dr. Fauci Has No Credibility. A Stanford Expert Can’t Believe What He Read In the Email Dump.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, listens during a Senate Appropriations Subcommittee looking into the budget estimates for National Institute of Health (NIH) and the state of medical research, Wednesday, May 26, 2021, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Sarah Silbiger/Pool via AP)

A Stanford epidemiologist believes that Americans on both sides of the political divide should be able to see the flaws apparent in Dr. Anthony Fauci after seeing the load of emails released via public records request last week.

“I think he’s been all over the place on masks,” Jay Bhattacharya, a professor of medicine at the Palo Alto, Calif., university said on Fox News Saturday.

“There are emails you can find in the treasure trove of emails that have been released where he acknowledged the virus has been aerosolized.

“Well, the cloth masks people have been recommending, they’re not particularly effective against aerosolized viruses.

“I really don’t understand his back and forth (in some of the emails), and his answer made absolutely no sense.”

Bhattacharya cited a particular email.

It is dated Feb. 4, 2020 – a month before the pandemic hit the U.S. hard — and is part of a conversation with Sylvia Burwell, a former secretary of Health and Human Services under President Barack Obama.

Fauci advised against wearing a mask in an airport.

“The typical mask you buy in the drug store is not really effective in keeping out virus, which is small enough to pass through the material,” he wrote.

“It might, however, provide some slight benefit in keep(ing) out gross droplets if someone coughs or sneezes on you. I do not recommend that you wear a mask, particularly since you are going to a very low risk location.”

By the end of March 2020, Fauci’s opinion had changed and his emails are reflective of the evolving scientific knowledge in real time.

But Bhattacharya claimed otherwise.

“Yes, you should change your mind when the science changes, what … changed that convinced him that masks are the most effective way?” he asked. 

“I think his credibility is entirely shot.” 

Join the conversation!

We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, profanity, vulgarity, doxing, or discourteous behavior. If a comment is spam, instead of replying to it please hover over that comment, click the ∨ icon, and mark it as spam. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain fruitful conversation.