It’s a little bit early for Halloween (no matter what your local big box store aisle might suggest) but the COVID ghouls and goblins are making a comeback.
First, it was Fauci.
Former White House chief medical adviser Anthony Fauci on Saturday defended masking amid a rise in COVID cases across the country, saying he hopes people would listen to advice from health officials.
In an interview on CNN, Fauci said he is worried Americans won’t listen to recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) — even if masking becomes necessary again.
Now scarf lady is back too.
Dr. Deborah Birx, former White House coronavirus response coordinator during the Trump administration, said the U.S. has largely let its guard down and is ignoring the summer wave of infections, despite the fact that the virus is following a predictable pattern the nation has been through ever year of the pandemic.
“We’re living in a bit of a fantasy world where we’re pretending Covid is not relevant,” Birx told ABC in a podcast interview last week. “There is a lot of Covid out there and we’re not testing for it and we’re not telling people to get tested,” she said
What do Birx’s Thanksgiving travel plans look like? We know what they looked like when she was scolding Americans for getting together with their families.
Before Thanksgiving 2020, Birx warned Americans to limit celebrations to “your immediate household.”
“We know people may have made mistakes over the Thanksgiving time period,” the scarf-wearing public health fashionista scolded the country. “If you’re young and you gathered, you need to be tested about five to 10 days later. But you need to assume that you’re infected and not go near your grandparents and aunts and others without a mask.”
After Thanksgiving weekend, Birx flew out to a vacation home in Delaware accompanied by family members from two different households. A few days after the story broke, the longtime Fauci associate announced that she would be retiring from her position because of “what was done in the last week to my family.”
If the media were anything more than a propaganda and opposition research operation, the least its members could do is ask about what Birx is doing herself. Or at least mention the disgraceful departure.
Instead, she’s being quoted as an authority… from the previous administration with no mention of her current gigs.
Birx is currently listed as a board director at Nanolive, a Swiss biotech firm, and ActivePure which claims that it has the only technology to “reduce 99.9% of the Virus That Causes COVID-19 Both On Surfaces and In the Air”.
Conflicts of interest? Not a problem. Be sure to listen to Scarf Debbie and don’t ask what she’ll be doing for Thanksgiving.