Anthony Fauci said that people probably didn’t need to wear masks. That’s not what he says now because we have much more data about the virus and how it works. We are seeing science unfold in real time, with all its strengths and limitations. When science reaches a conclusion, it is only as good as the next research and may have to be revised.

Fauci is a brilliant and trustworthy scientist and if he shifts his views he has good reason. As scientific knowledge evolves, our practices may change but right now wearing a mask when in any public place, along with frequent hand-washing and physical distancing, are the best ways to prevent the spread of the virus.

The editorial cartoon depicting Dr. Fauci as a frivolous game player was a despicable slam at an honorable man. Shame on you!

Aj (Ann Janine) Morey

Timberville

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Driller

Satan aka pretzelman aka bb, You never answered the question I asked you about Stella and Dr. Trump. You don't want to tell me which you trust Stella and Dr. Trump or the experts? Keep deflecting , that's all you have left. Another gaffe today by that senile old man Dr. Trump, after his Yosemite moment, we know what he is thinking about when he said thighland, instead of Thailand.

bishopsboy

Dearest Draft Dodger, sounds to me like Stella is as crazy as Biden's short list VP pick Karen Bass is communist. Talking about gaffes, did you hear the one Biden made yesterday insult all black Americans? He just can't shake off his Demokkkrat racism. No wonder he considered Klansman Robert "Sheets" Byrd a great statesman.

bishopsboy

Also, Draft Dodger, it's good to know President Trump still has a little fire in the stove if you know what I mean. I'm proud of him.

Driller

Satan aka Pretzelman aka bb You never answered my questions about you and Stella. Who do you believe, Stella and Dr. Trump or the experts that have studied diseases for years? You're proud of Dr. Trump having a little fire in his stove, I wish he had a little fire in stopping the "Virus".

bishopsboy

Dearest Draft Dodger, I believe chlorohydroquinone is medically beneficial in the early treatment of covid-19 - that has been medically substantiated.

bishopsboy

Sorry, hydroxychloroquine not chlorohydroquinone....

prodigalson

You may want to tread lightly when making light of Demokkkrat Klansman Robert Byrd in front of Driller Bishop. Surely you are aware that Senator Byrd is Driller's hero, and that such comments are likely to "trigger" him. Also, I like your "fire in the stove" analogy as it relates to President Trump. He definitely still has his "mo-jo" working, especially as compared to that senile old rapist, Joe Biden, who can now only sniff women's hair.

Mike Muterspaugh

LVW-Enlighten me LV, how does being a person you can count on in a PERSONAL crisis equal being wrong on nearly all every major foreign policy and national security issues. Aren't they two of the most important functions of a President? I didn't think we were trying to elect someone to replace Dear Abby. Climate control, medicare for all, "divert" funds for the police. Help me out and tell me where he doesn't agree with her.

"IF YOU WERE to draw up a list of the most passionate, and progressive women in American public life, you would have to include Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rep. Pramila Jayapal, and Sara Nelson somewhere near the top. All of them, of course, were loud and ardent advocates for Bernie Sanders during the Democratic presidential primaries.

Imagine my surprise then — or was it disbelief? — to discover on Wednesday morning that they had been appointed as co-chairs of three of the six “joint task forces” that are meant to unify the Democratic Party on policy in the run-up to November"

"Progressive Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will co-chair a panel advising Joe Biden on climate policy as the apparent Democratic nominee takes steps to unify the party, it was announced on Wednesday".

"We've made some changes, we've listened to the Bernie supporters and, you know, for example, we have congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez, she is on one of the panels as well," Biden said.

I never thought you would drink that much kool aid. You are simply ignoring the facts.I assume to placate your conscious.

Gates wrote that just sitting next to Biden was "awkward" because they so frequently were at odds. Biden is mentioned on nearly six dozen pages of Gates’ 600-page memoir, often in an unflattering light.

Gates was consistently frustrated by his exchanges with Obama's advisors, especially Biden. From The Times:

Gates accused Biden of "poisoning the well" against the military leadership along with Thomas Donilon, initially Obama’s deputy national security adviser, and then-Lt. Gen. Douglas E. Lute, the White House coordinator for the wars, are described as regularly engaged in "aggressive, suspicious, and sometimes condescending and insulting questioning of our military leaders."

Mike Muterspaugh

Oh and finally Lv, the praise you quote by Gates for Biden is like throwing a dog a bone after you kick it.

LVW

Mike: Biden has to play that game because he is a centrist ... he's trying to placate the left wing of the Dem party. I don't drink Kool Aide. And you are holding up Gates like the left wing holds up Fauci, which started this whole thread. If you want me to dig up quotes Gates said about Trump ("beyond repair", "willfully ignorant", etc.), I can. Again, Biden is not my first choice, but his election will not be the end of the country. Trump, on the other hand, is singularly unfit for office, and this goofy experiment must end.

Mike Muterspaugh

LVW-Say hi to Peter and Tinkerbell for me in never never land. Centrist my a$$. You obviously drank something.

LVW

Mike: Hah. Yes, Biden is too close to the center for The Donald to paint him as an left-wing extremist, which is one reason why Trump's campaign is faltering (other than, you know, Donnie's complete and utter incompetence). But I realize than you don't consider any Dem a centrist, so I forgive your mischaracterization. And I don't begrudge you for holding your nose and voting for Trump. So now you can sleep better knowing that I still respect you this morning.

newshound

There’s the problem: Your sick Dems “play games” with our governance, judicial process and people’s lives! The slobs that Dems elect 98% of the time are incompetent and many are just plain ignorant wackos (pelosi, AOC and her Foul-mouthed Muslim minions, Schiff, Nadler).

I will gladly take 4 more years of the “goofy experiment” than allow lunatics more hold on power.

prodigalson

Amen to that Newshound.

sbsheridan

Dr. Fauci should not be criticized for changing his advice or for being a bureaucrat. The scientific process creates changing recommendation by its very nature. Scientists typically address one part of a problem, then another, then another. Each iteration may bring in new discoveries and recommendations. President Obama warned us about this process when SARS arrived; he cautioned people not to be discouraged by scientific progression. We should worry only when unqualified, uncredentialed individuals push solutions without adequate proof.

As for being a bureaucrat, what’s the problem? Only the government has enough money to attack big problems quickly. It has contributed to the development of super computers, a vaccine to defeat polio, and treatments for AIDS, among other things. Obviously, very competent, intelligent, well-organized people worked on those projects. They are not bad scientists because they work for the government.

DW222

Progressive fragility and cartoons don’t mix apparently.

Mike Muterspaugh

https://magatoon.com/cartoons/big-tech-lies-matter/

https://magatoon.com/cartoons/branco-cartoon-driving-while-indoctrinated/

https://magatoon.com/cartoons/mount-surigaffe/

LVW

You know, there is something between canonizing and demonizing Fauci. The fact is that he knows way more about infectious diseases than anyone on this site, and way more about them than that nitwit in the White House. The only reason Fauci is being criticized here is that his realistic statements don't agree with the ignorant, pollyannic things Trump said about Covid-19, and you all are getting grumpy because Trump is going to be beaten like a rented mule by a senior citizen gaffe-machine in November, bringing much of what is left of your subservient Republican party down with him.

Mike Muterspaugh

I believe you had better get back on your meds LV. I think you mean a senile, gaffe producing plagiarists, liar and corrupt politician who enriched his family outside the rule of law, through kickbacks, bribes, and special favors . I think that is the senior citizen you are gloating about? Did I say I was an expert; no. I quoted an individual that is an expert in the field. And no, Fauchi’s statements are not criticized because they do not agree with Trump. That’s just blathering the Democratic play book. A large group of Doctors disagreed with Fauchi last week and they were shut down by Big Tech. News flash, your “experts” are not better than my “experts”. It has now come to the point that no one can disagree with you Dems without being demonized or silenced.

Yes, I think that your pathetic candidate that is riddled with dementia will win in Nov. because the Dems are willing to ruin the economy and further destroy this country to gain total power. You have let your hatred for Trump override what is best for this country. And for that you should be ashamed. Talk about a subservient party, MOG.

LVW

Mike: I am not gloating about Biden (I think about half of what you said about him is true), but if you think Trump is what is best for this country, then you are the one who should get back on his meds. As I mentioned to you privately, I think your claim that Biden will bring about socialist Armageddon is unfounded. The majority of people want a return to normalcy, not a revolution. And yes, Congressional Republicans have been subservient to Trump; only now, when they are worried about their own skin, do they have the nerve to find their own voices.

Mike Muterspaugh

LVW-In speech after speech Uncle Joe has said he will fundamentally change this country. He was Little Barry's VP when he said it. He has agreed with every far left proposal that AOC and Sanders has floated. He even plagiarized (once again) Sanders talking points. And why don't you tell me what half of what I accused Creepy Biden that is not true. He has lied, plagiarized and enriched his family while in political office. In 50 years of being in politics he doesn't have one significant achievement. How about Robert Gates, you remember Little Barry's Sec of Defense- Biden has "been wrong on nearly every major foreign policy and national security issue over the past four decades." If you think total Democratic control is a return to "normalcy" pull your head out before you suffocate. Then take your meds.

LVW

Mike: Gates also said about Biden, "He's a man of integrity, incapable of hiding what he really thinks, and one of those rare people you know you could turn to for help in a personal crisis." Your statement about Biden agreeing with everything AOC said is false; that is what Trump is trying to paint Biden with, unsuccessfully. The guy is the epitome of a boring, middle-of-the road politician. Is he my top pick? No freaking way. But I'll take him over Trump any day.

bishopsboy

"....because Trump is going to be beaten like a rented mule by a senior citizen gaffe-machine in November, bringing much of what is left of your subservient Republican party down with him."

We'll see about that. Biden has yet to name a viable, appealing VP the American people are comfortable replacing him with through the 25th Amendment when it becomes apparent his dementia prevents him from performing the duties of office. He has to survive 3 debates with Trump without looking like a racist, rapist, pedophile, or senile old fool, which is highly unlikely. I think you'll be surprised at the level of support minorities give Trump on election day.

LVW

Bb: LOL, if you are counting on a strong minority vote for Trump, you'd better get used to disappointment.

bishopsboy

LVW, it doesn't have to be a strong minority vote for Trump just a switch of 5 or 6 percentage points along with a deeply unenthusiastic support for Dementia Joe will do the job nicely. We'll see in November.

Driller

Satan aka Pretzelman aka bb, Are you any kin to Stella Immanuel? Dr. Trump says she is an important voice, so with her and you having come from the same continent and both having superior intelligence I thought you could be kin or great friends. She talks of your demons and witches causing cysts, etc. by individuals having sex with them and alien DNA being used in medical treatments to prevent people from being religious. Maybe your affiliation with her, is why you know Democrats are not religious. Who do you believe knows more about the "Virus", the Doctors and professionals that study infectious diseases or Stella and Dr. Trump? Remember Dr. Trump's main prescription for the "Virus" is " it will eventually go away". I hope during the debates they don't ask Dr. Trump to say Yosemite National Park, or the Cartoon character Yosemite Sam. That would be funny.

bishopsboy

Dearest Draft Dodger, keep flying that maple leaf flag. You'd do well to be more concerned about Biden's potential Karen Bass VP choice, unless you too love Castro and the paradise he made Cuba into. I hope Biden picks her so you can prove your real affiliation to communism by voting for her.

DeftCurmudgeon

Oh look, they're doing it again.

Hillary in a landslide !

[img]https://i.imgur.com/6Jk5Wwf.png[/img]

Mike Muterspaugh

Fauchi is a life long gov't bureaucrat that has been feeding at the taxpayer trough for 40+ years. He has waffled and changed his "expert" opinions on a weekly basis. Being in the "lime light" has gone to his head. We now are never to shake hands again and now we need to wear goggles. No need to worry about the kids not being at school.

Ok, my wife trains our Golden Retrievers with a retired Dr. in Free Union. He started out in the military and then taught and practiced at UVA. He was their head epidemiologists and virologists Doctor for 24 years. His resume is 22 pages long. He has been published over 40 times. He is mild mannered and not very outspoken; except about how to train a retriever. He actually knows and has worked with Fauchi. His opinion of Fauchi, based on first hand experience, is that he is an idiot. Ms. Morey is just another sheeple looking to be lead.

https://magatoon.com/cartoons/the-sheepherder/

DANT

Dr. Fauci is still disregarding hydroxychloroquine as a life saving drug that has saved countless lives...and you call him a respectable, good man.....shame on you!

Driller

Dant, Dr. Fauci isn't the only True doctor and studies (unlike Dr Trump) that hydroxychloroquine is not effective against the "Virus". Lets put our eggs in Stella Immanuel's basket and see if her alien DNA will give us a new vaccine!

newshound

The good doc is a longtime bureaucrat. Sure he knows stuff about disrases etc. but is a complete stooge when he needs to apply reason and sensible expectations to battle the unknown virus sent our way from China. Americans have done all they can to blunt the spread of it. Continuing the idiotic lockdowns and crowd thinning practices must end to allow society to recover.

prodigalson

No AJ, like all liberals, Dr. Fauci's recommendations have changed along with his and the Demokkkrat party's changing left wing political narrative. First of all, we were all encouraged to shut the country down for 15 days to "reduce the spread" of The Chinese Flu, the idea being that the "experts" didn't want the hospitals to be overwhelmed with Chinese Flu patients. Then, we were told that we needed to shut down for another 45 days to "flatten the curve". Then, when the "curve" started to flatten, the temperature started to warm, and folks became restless, we were told that we could go outside, but only if we wore masks and didn't congregate in large groups. Then, we were told that congregating in large groups without wearing masks for the purpose of tearing down statues, looting, rioting, vandalizing, and creating general mayhem didn't spread the virus, but that congregating in large groups for the purpose of attending church services and political rallies was absolutely deadly, and those who did so were publicly shamed.

This is what unfettered Demokkkrat party rule looks like folks, and this will be the permanent state of our country if we allow these evil, wicked, deceitful Demokkkrats to win the presidency and both houses of congress this fall. These people are evil, and need to be defeated. Otherwise, the country is doomed.

Driller

Pretzelman jr aka prod, Again you are very forgetful. What two Republican leaders were up on the stage with the Task Force and was telling everyone about their 15 day plan and then a 30 day plan. I believe those two were Dr. Trump and Mr. Pence, who by the way was the head of the Task Force. Then Dr. Trump told us the "Virus" would go away miraculously when the weather got warm and to try that drug hydroxychloroquine, that proved to be ineffective against the "Virus". But the end of the Task Force briefings was when Dr. Trump wanted people to inject themselves with disinfectants. Ask Herman Cain what going to a Dr. Trump rally did for him. Oh, I forgot he is dead after he got the "Virus". You like FOX only tell the part of the story and always try to blame the Democrats. I didn't see a Democrat on stage with Dr. Trump, Mr. Pence or the Task Force. You try to show your points, but when the truth is told, you like Dr. Trump try to re-write history and that's not the facts. If you quit watching FOX and reading the far right blogs you might finally get the truth.

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