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CNN Busted Pushing False Narrative with Dr Anthony Fauci

Dr. Anthony Fauci has been all over the place when it comes to his projects, models, etc. Sunday on CNN Fauci said that President Trump ignored his advice to institute social distancing in mid-February. He also said that lives “could have been saved.”

President Trump responded to a tweet that mentioned Dr. Fauci made a bogus claim saying if President Trump listened to the medical experts, lives could have been saved.

Then there was video of Dr. Anthony Fauci on February 29 that disputed the claims that were made on CNN.

Here is a portion of the transcript of the conversation, per CNN:

TAPPER: “The New York Times” reported yesterday that you and other top officials wanted to recommend social and physical distancing guidelines to President Trump as far back as the third week of February, but the administration didn’t announce such guidelines to the American public until March 16, almost a month later.

Why?

FAUCI: You know, Jake, as I have said many times, we look at it from a pure health standpoint. We make a recommendation. Often, the recommendation is taken. Sometimes, it’s not.

But we — it is what it is. We are where we are right now.

TAPPER: Do you think lives could have been saved if social distancing, physical distancing, stay-at-home measures had started third week of February, instead of mid-March?

FAUCI: You know, Jake, again, it’s the what would have, what could have.

It’s — it’s very difficult to go back and say that. I mean, obviously, you could logically say, that if you had a process that was ongoing, and you started mitigation earlier, you could have saved lives. Obviously, no one is going to deny that.

But what goes into those kinds of decisions is — is complicated. But you’re right. I mean, obviously, if we had, right from the very beginning, shut everything down, it may have been a little bit different.

But there was a lot of pushback about shutting things down back then.

It’s very interesting. A lot of revisionist history out there. This has been a very tricky situation and anyone who claims they had all the answers as early on as January or February is probably lying.

The decisive move President Trump made by banning travel from China at the end of January was probably the one single move that saved the most lives.