Only days after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tested positive for COVID-19 after a visit to the US, Chief Medical Adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci has said that he too has the Wuhan Flu.
The 81-year-old who is fully vaccinated and twice-boosted against the virus is being treated with Paxlovid for mild symptoms.
“Today, Anthony S. Fauci, MD, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, and Chief Medical Advisor to President Biden, tested positive for COVID-19 on a rapid antigen test. He is fully vaccinated and has been boosted twice,” wrote the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
“He is currently experiencing mild symptoms. Dr. Fauci will isolate and continue to work from his home. He has not recently been in close contact with President Biden or other senior government officials.”
On Monday, Trudeau conveniently announced he had contracted COVID a third time despite being fully vaccinated himself prior to his government announcing an end to travel vaccine mandates.
Fauci, who has been a crusader for extreme lockdowns, recently admitted that the government response to the pandemic was a coercive tactic.
“You use lockdowns to get people vaccinated so that when you open up, you won’t have a surge of infections because you’re dealing with an immunologically naïve population to the virus because they’ve not really been exposed because of the lockdown,” said Fauci.
As recently as March 30th, Fauci has been calling for a return to a rigid restrictions regime in the US, citing hypothetical variants.
“We need to be prepared for the possibility that we would have another variant that would come along, and then things change,” said Fauci.
“And if we do get a variance that does give us an uptick in cases and hospitalization, we should be prepared and flexible enough to pivot towards going back – at least temporarily – to a more rigid type of restrictions, such as requiring masks indoors.”