June 10, 2021

Fauci’s Emails

Last week, the Washington Post and Buzzfeed reported on thousands of Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Anthony Fauci’s emails from early 2020 obtained through Freedom of Information Act requests. Washington Post, Buzzfeed

Here’s our recent coverage of COVID-19’s origins. The Flip Side

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From the Right

The right criticizes Fauci, arguing that he provided misleading information in order to encourage his preferred policy outcomes.

From the Left

The left supports Fauci, arguing that he did his best at a time when information about the virus was uncertain.

The left supports Fauci, arguing that he did his best at a time when information about the virus was uncertain.

A libertarian's take

“Government health officials should not be immune from criticism simply because they are doctors or scientists. Fauci works for the government and should be subject to the same scrutiny that journalists are supposed to apply to all members of government…

‘Science’ is not synonymous with Fauci, or the CDC, or any lone source of authority. Scientific experts routinely disagree on various policies. Some epidemiologists continue to urge the public to practice a level of caution that seems unnecessary in light of the vaccines, while others think life can resume as normal. There are legitimate differences of opinion on which pandemic mitigation strategies—lockdowns, school closures, mask mandates—actually worked. Being pro-science does not mean parroting the talking points of the government's chosen spokesperson. Robust debate and challenge are part of the scientific process.”
Robby Soave, Reason

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