According to a new book, Dr.Anthony Fauci bluntly ridiculed restaurant customers for taking off their coronavirus masks when they sat down – and laughed at the absurdity of his own anti-COVID-19 goggle idea.
The internal account is included by former White House spokesman Brian Morgenstern in Vignettes & Vino – published October 25 – who calls Fauci “terrible” and “egomaniac.”
“[I]January 2020, [Fauci] He said the virus was nothing to worry about Americans. In the months that followed, he said that people shouldn’t wear masks and that they were ineffective. In June or July, he changed the tune and said that everyone should be very concerned and that they should wear a lot of masks – and goggles, ”wrote Morgenstern.
“I vividly remember the blood boiling inside me during the annoying meeting at the Roosevelt Hall in the White House, when Fauci laughed at his comment in his goggles, making it clear how cynical he was and that he was able to get people to believe anything.” uninterrupted advisor.
“Then he laughed at the shit of people walking into a restaurant wearing a mask, and then sitting down and talking to people without masks. Of course, he didn’t say it publicly, he just laughed privately at the American rubies he had cheated. ”
The practice of wearing masks in businesses, but not while eating or drinking, was mandated by local orders in the United States in mid-2020. Indoor tables were generally spaced apart to allow social distancing between events.
Around the time of his meeting in Roosevelt’s room, Fauci encouraged restaurant-goers to wear their masks while seated – recommending that novelty.
While he allegedly laughed at his own remark about the goggles, Fauci made a more serious impression when he made a recommendation to ABC News’ chief medical correspondent, Dr. Jennifer Ashton.
“If you have goggles or an eye shield, you should use it,” said Fauci Ashton in July 2020.
When asked if eye protection would be formally recommended, Fauci said, “Maybe, if you really want perfect protection for the mucosal surface.”
Fauci, 81, will retire in December after 38 years as director of the National Institute of Allergology and Infectious Diseases. His office did not immediately respond to The Post’s request for comment.
While he is widely respected among Democrats as a public health icon, Fauci is widely wary of Republicans and allies of former President Donald Trump.
Fauci faced accusations of hypocrisy in July 2020 when he sat without a mask between a friend and wife at Nationals Park Stadium after he dropped the first pitch – possibly ignoring DC’s mask mandate outside.
In a series of Senate hearings, he clashed with Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) For US funding for “feature acquisition” research at a laboratory in Wuhan, China, where the US intelligence community says the coronavirus pandemic may have started.
Morgenstern co-authored the upcoming book with his wife Teresa Morgenstern, the press officer of Operation Warp Speed, who spearheaded the rapid development of COVID-19 vaccines.
The book combines anecdotes from the Trump era with recipes for food and drink. The chapter on Fauci is linked to recipes for “opening day burgers” paired with beer.