[Congressman Jordan] You’re indicating liberty and freedom — I look at it as a public health measure to prevent people from dying and going to the hospital. — Anthony S. Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
[Congressman Jordan] You’re indicating liberty and freedom — I look at it as a public health measure to prevent people from dying and going to the hospital. — Anthony S. Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Dr. Fauci and Rep. Jordan Spar Over Reopening

Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, President Biden’s top medical adviser for the coronavirus, and Representative Jim Jordan, Republican of Ohio, engaged in a heated exchange over the current virus restrictions in the country.

“What metrics, what measures, what has to happen before Americans get more freedoms?” “My message, Congressman Jordan, is to get as many people vaccinated as quickly as we possibly can to get the level of infection in this country low, that it is no longer a threat. That is when, and I believe when that happens, you will see —” “What determines when?” “I’m sorry —” What measure, I mean, are we just going to continue this forever? When does, when does, when do we get to the point, what measure, what standard, what objective, outcome do we have to reach before Americans get their liberty and freedoms back?” “You know, you’re indicating liberty and freedom. I look at it as a public health measure to prevent people from dying and going to the hospital.” “You don’t think Americans’ liberties have been threatened the last year, Dr. Fauci? They’ve been assaulted. Their liberties have.” “I don’t look at this as a liberty thing, Congressman Jordan.” “Well, that’s obvious.” “I look at it as a public health thing. You’re making this a personal thing, and it isn’t.” “It’s not a personal thing.” “No — you are. That is exactly what you’re doing.” “No, your recommendations carry a lot of weight, Dr. Fauci, we just had the chair of the Financial Services Committee said she loves you, and you’re the greatest thing in the world.” “Will the gentleman yield?” “Our conclusions are consistent —” “Will the gentleman yield?” “No, it’s my time.” “Can I answer the question, please? My recommendations are not a personal recommendation. It’s based on the C.D.C. guidance.” “And the American people want Dr. Fauci to answer the question, what does it have to be —” “It has expired, sir.” “You need to respect the chair and shut your mouth.”
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