Dr. Anthony Fauci rudely mocked restaurant patrons “backwards” who removed their coronavirus masks while sitting down and laughed at the absurdity of his idea for anti-Covid-19 goggles, according to a new book.
The internal account was provided by former White House spokesman Brian Morgenstern as “Vignettes and Vino” – released on October 25 – calls Fauci “terrible” and “egomaniacal”.
“[I]n January 2020, [Fauci] said the virus is nothing to worry about for the American people. Then in the following months, he said that people should not wear masks and that it was ineffective. By June or July, he changed his tune and said everyone should be very concerned and should get dressed multiple masks — and glasses“, Morgenstern wrote.
“During an angry meeting in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, I vividly remember my blood boiling when Fauci laughed off his glasses comment and made it clear how cynical he was and how he could make people believe anything,” the former aide said. continued.
He went on to laugh about how “backwards” it is for people to walk into a restaurant wearing masks and then sit and talk to people without masks. Of course, he didn’t say such things publicly, he just laughed privately at the American rubes he was fooling.
In mid-2020, the practice of wearing a mask in establishments, but not when eating or drinking, was implemented in the United States with local orders. Indoor tables were generally spaced apart to allow for social distancing between parties.
During the Roosevelt Room meeting, Fauci urged — recommended — restaurant visitors to wear masks when seated disguise while waiting for your waiter In a Comedy Central interview — but his colorful mocking of people who obey the mask rules but don’t do it with enough zeal is new.
Although he allegedly laughed off his own glasses statement, Fauci sounded more serious when he made the recommendation to ABC News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jennifer Ashton.
Fauci told Ashton in July 2020: “If you have glasses or eyes, you should use them.”
Asked if eye protection would be officially recommended, Fauci said, “If you really want perfect protection of the mucous membranes, it can be.”
Fauci, 81, will retire in December Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases after 38 years. 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.
Maw faced accusations of hypocrisy After throwing out the opening pitch in July 2020, he sat maskless between a friend and his wife at Nationals Park — arguably violating DC’s open-mask mandate.
In a series of hearings held in the Senate, he clashed with Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.). exceeds US funding for a “gain of function” study In a laboratory in Wuhan, China This was reported by US intelligence the coronavirus pandemic may have begun.
Morgenstern is co-authoring the forthcoming book with his wife, Teresa Morgenstern, who is the press officer for Operation Warp Speed, which is pioneering the rapid development of COVID-19 vaccines.
The book combines anecdotes from the Trump era with food and drink recipes. Fauci’s chapter is paired with recipes for “Opening Day Burgers” paired with beer.