Dr. Anthony Fauci has a growing problem on his hands.
He’s failed Donald Trump in one major way.
And that’s because Dr. Fauci hid one coronavirus truth from Americans that you won’t believe.
The wisdom of Dr. Fauci’s shutdown and mitigation strategy to combat the coronavirus is coming under one.
A big reason many Americans are doubting Dr. Fauci’s “expertise” is because of his constantly shifting stories to try and pressure the President into keeping the economy on lockdown for an indefinite period of time.
But one rationale for Dr. Fauci’s support for a continued lockdown just collapsed.
That’s because South Korean scientists finally answered a key question about how patients that recovered from the coronavirus developed antibodies that provided immunity.
Some South Koreans who had recovered ended up testing positive at a later date and the World Health Organization spread panic by claiming there was no evidence antibodies prevented re-infection.
South Korean scientists revealed that those who were infected, recovered and then had test results showing infection again were just false positives and that recovering from the virus meant you could not be infected again.
The Washington Examiner reported, “’The process in which COVID-19 produces a new virus takes place only in host cells and does not infiltrate the nucleus. This means it does not cause chronic infection or recurrence,’ said Dr. Oh Myoung-don, a Seoul National University Hospital doctor, during a Thursday press conference.”
This undercut another attempt by Dr. Fauci to shift the goalposts to block reopening America’s economy.
On “Good Morning America,” Dr. Fauci warned that antibodies may not provide long-lasting immunity and there may not be any immunity at all.
“The assumption that with the tests that are out there, if you have an antibody positivity, you’re good to go,” Dr. Fauci began.
“Unless that test has been validated and you can show there’s a correlation between the antibody and protection, it is an assumption to say that this is something that we can work with,” Dr. Fauci continued.
But Dr. Fauci threw cold water on the idea of antibodies by claiming that “We don’t know how long that protection, if it exists, lasts.”
This was typical goalpost shifting from Dr. Fauci.
In early April, when the idea of reopening the economy was a far-off dream, Dr. Fauci initially expressed confidence that patients could not get re-infected with the coronavirus.
“Generally we know with infections like this, that at least for a reasonable period of time, you’re going to have antibodies that are going to be protective,” Dr. Fauci claimed.
30 million Americans are out of work.
States are only slowly beginning the process of reopening now that the calendar has turned to May.
Economic growth will contract at Great Depression levels until the economy reaches a full restart in July.
But Dr. Fauci’s attempt to keep Americans under lock and key long into the summer and delay any economic reopening took a major hit as South Korean doctors destroyed one of the pillars of his indefinite lockdown argument.
Black Eye Politics will keep you up to date on any new developments in this ongoing story.