Dr. Anthony Fauci was a marathon man today, appearing on all five major news-talk shows while explaining what the federal government is doing to combat the coronavirus pandemic.
There he was: on “Meet the Press,” on “This Week,” on “Fox News Sunday,” on “Face the Nation,” and on “State of the Union.”
I caught his recitation on the first two mentioned in this brief post.
Fauci said a lot. One thing stands out. He wants the government to do all it can, even if it means it’s doing “too much.”
That’s all right, Dr. Fauci said. He said it’s OK to criticize him for doing too much. He would rather take that heat than be criticized for not doing enough to battle the potentially deadly disease.
The nation’s pre-eminent epidemiologist is sounding the bell to which the nation must answer. He urges us to “hunker down,” he warns that a vaccine is not around the corner, as some in the administration have suggested, Fauci wants us to wash our hands, keep our hands away from our face. He said today that he would support a national quarantine for as long as it takes.
If that’s too much and Americans want to criticize him, then Dr. Fauci said, in so many words: Bring it on!