The son of a former president blasted media after the nation’s chief virologist said vaccines do not prevent COVID-19 transmission.
“One of the things that’s clear from the data [is] that … vaccines — because of the high degree of transmissibility of this virus — don’t protect overly well, as it were, against infection,” Doctor Anthony Fauci said Wednesday. The doctor is director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. He also serves as the president’s chief medical adviser.
During his interview with Fox News anchor Neil Cavuto, Fauci stated that even if vaccination does not prevent an individual from getting coronavirus, it reduces the severity of symptoms. He said his recent infection was a prime example.
“At my age, being vaccinated and boosted, even though it didn’t protect me against infection, I feel confident that it made a major role in protecting me from progressing to severe disease,” the 81-year-old doctor remarked. He opined that being vaccinated and boosted probably explained why he only had a mild course of illness after catching COVID.
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is the son of Robert F. Kennedy, the former attorney general and brother of former President John F. Kennedy. RFK was assassinated in a California hotel while running for president in 1968.
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is also the nephew of the Democrat JFK who became the first Catholic president.
The descendant of morally prominent politicians said the media should be all over the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention after Fauci’s admission.
“It’s astonishing that mainstream media allows [Fauci] to blindly make that statement without any effort to hold him accountable for the costly national policies and the lockdowns that were utterly built upon his initial assertion that the vaccines would prevent transmission and end the pandemic,” Kennedy told The Epoch Times.
He added that lockdowns of cities and states were initially billed as something designed to “flatten the curve,” which was supposed to take about two weeks. That failed policy ended up lasting months, costing many people their jobs or businesses. The federal government pumped trillions of dollars of COVID relief funding into the economy to help get through the worst of the pandemic.
“The national media, which was fooled by all these lies, should be surrounding NIH with pitchforks and torches,” Kennedy said. “And yet it’s like water on a duck.”
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