If there is one thing that Dr. Anthony Fauci is good at, it’s making people nervous.
Sure, that’s a big part of his job, seeing as he’s one of the nation’s most well-versed epidemiologists. He’s the guy who is supposed to make us worry about infectious diseases. But, in the case of this lengthy, waning coronavirus pandemic, Fauci has become a bit of a target for those who don’t see COVID-19 as the deadly scourge that it once was.
Now, as we approach the cooler seasons, and the holidays in which we are most likely to gather in large familial groups, Fauci is getting some heavy-duty pushback regarding his suggestion that people skip in-person hangouts in the coming weeks.
Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL), chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC), dismissed suggestions that Dr. Anthony Fauci can give or take away permission for Americans to celebrate the holidays with their families, calling it “insane that the government thinks it can tell people how to live.”
“We don’t need Fauci’s permission to celebrate the holidays with family. People are smart. They know how to make decisions that best protect their loved ones. It’s insane that the government thinks it can tell people how to live,” Scott said in response to the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases chief’s recent remarks […]
Scott’s home state of Florida has been on the leading edge of coronavirus-related freedoms, as Governor Ron DeSantis continues to err on the side of personal liberty in cases involving mask mandates and vaccine requirements.