Dr. Tony Fauci said yesterday that it’s too soon to tell if Americans can celebrate Christmas together. The US President’s Chief Medical Adviser was appearing on CBS “Face The Nation.” Presenter Margaret Brennan asked him:
“We can gather for Christmas, or it’s just too soon to tell?” In response, Fauci said:
“It is just too soon to tell. We have to concentrate on continuing to get those numbers down and not try to jump ahead by weeks or months and say what we’re going to do at a particular time.”
It went down like a lead balloon on social media.
OutKick founder Clay Travis tweeted:
“Dr. Fauci said today it’s too soon to know whether people will be able to gather for Christmas. Insanity. Who in the world is still listening to this dude?”
Washington Free Beacon reporter Chuck Ross tweeted:
“It’s bad enough that Fauci says these ridiculous things, but it’s worse that journos keep framing questions to him as if he has any say over whether we get together for Christmas!”
Indeed. No self-respecting journalist would ask a physician for permission to socialise with friends and family at Christmas or any other time.