Fauci fires back at Rep. Jim Jordan during heated exchange about pandemic


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Fauci fires back at Rep. Jim Jordan during heated exchange about pandemic



Republican Rep. Jim Jordan and the nation’s top infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci got into a heated exchange Thursday over the country’s Covid-19 mitigation measures, which ended with Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters telling Jordan to “shut your mouth.”
During a House subcommittee hearing about federal government’s response to the pandemic, Jordan, an Ohio conservative, asked Fauci when the nation can begin relaxing physical distancing measures and mask-wearing — posing it as a question as to when Americans will regain their freedom and liberties.
Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, started to respond that the time will be when the United States has more Americans vaccinated and has a level of coronavirus infection that is low enough that it’s “no longer a threat.”
Jordan then interrupted Fauci, asking for a specific number.
“We had 15 days of ‘slow the spread’ turn into one year of lost liberty,” Jordan said. “What metrics, what measures, what has to happen before Americans get more freedoms back?”
“You’re indicating liberty and freedom. I look at it as a public health measure to prevent people from dying and going to the hospital,” Fauci countered. “This will end, for sure, when we get the level of infection very low. It is now at such a high level, there is a threat again of major surges.”
Fauci later said to Jordan, “You’re making this a personal thing and it isn’t.”
“It’s not a personal thing,” Jordan fired back.
“No, you are,” Fauci said, sounding exasperated. “That is exactly what you’re doing.”
Fauci defended his recommendations as being consistent and based on Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Covid-19 guidance.
“Right now, we have about 60,000 infections a day, which is a very large risk for resurge. We’re not talking about liberties. We’re talking about a pandemic that has killed 560,000 Americans,” said Fauci, who later said his “best estimate” would be to have the number of infections per day to be “well below” 10,000 a day.

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  1. These Republicons run their mouths and direct their ire at whoever disagrees with them. They are so disrespectful and insolent. They use every opportunity to drive home their skewed ideologies.
    Why can't people talk back to them in like manner? Who do they think they are?

  2. From streets is chaos all way up to leaders is chaos and divisions America is on her last leg this great country is and shall fall by waste even unto the dust nothing no one can do GOD been spoke on America she have gotten away far to long everything about this country is plain out wrong and shall be nomore not even in remembrance let her fall praise GOD.,!!!!

  3. America wounds are INCURABLE get your houses in Order GOD people you better come from under her you shall perish with her yrs of building and in one hour she shall be in the dust all nations are going rise up against her except and save yourself while you still can…,

  4. There are still sexual misconduct questions looming at Ohio State University about congressman Jim Jordan and the wrestling department. The congressman refuses to settle these questions once and for all about sexual misconduct..

  5. Fighting against getting everyone vaccinated is dragging on this "personal liberties" thing. You can't go to church or assemble for backyard bbq's if your dead jim jorden, if you want things to go back to normal get more people vaccinated so that things CAN go back to normal! What's so hard to understand about that?

  6. this guy needs brains ….41% of people do not want to be vaccinated plus we are in the 3rd wave also….example: is the cancer is spread already , it is hard to stop it can he use common sense where did he goes to school….Mr. Jordan…….We need solutions, not complains, that is what is pay for…do not waste people s time or warm your seat….

  7. Gain of Function research…why does he shift his weight and squirm when he’s asked about that? Mannerisms characteristic of a witness being dishonest.

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