I watched the Senate Hearing yesterday. Dr. Fauci identified himself as a scientist, a physician, and a public health official. Americans have become very familiar the Dr. over the past few months within the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. America recognizes him as an expert epidemiologist in the field of virology. This is how he publicly describes himself. This is how America needs to understand him.
The good Dr. is not an expert in other areas of medicine, e.g., heart disease, cancer, diabetes, arthritis, etc. Dr. Fauci is not an expert in mental health, emotional health, spiritual health, drug addiction, child abuse, or crime. He acknowledges he is not an expert in economics. He states he only advises on issues of public health and then, only on epidemics and pandemics involving a virus. As Americans we need to clearly understand this and realize there are many other public health issues that need to be considered during our fight against the COVID-19 virus. As someone has said, “We can win the battle and lose the war.” What is happening in the U.S. is way outside the expertise of Dr. Fauci, alone. The American media needs to insure we, as Americans understand the full scope of the dangers we face and stop with their single focus reporting on Dr. Anthony Fauci’s singular focus.