Dr. Jay Bhattacharya, who serves as a professor of medicine at Stanford University stated on Tuesday that the general public’s current mistrust of President Joe Biden’s chief medical adviser, Dr. Anthony Fauci, is causing a public health crisis, going on to add that folks feel that “public health looks down on them.”
Making a reference to Fauci, Bhattacharya stated during an episode of “Cortes & Pellegrino” that “you cannot have a public health official distrusted by the top of the profession essentially, distrusted by more than half the American public, or a very, very, substantial majority. Among that part of the American public, he has to command the trust of everybody.”
In a survey conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation from Aug. 28-Sept. 30, 68% of people said they had a “great deal” to a “fair amount” of trust in Fauci to provide them with reliable information related to COVID-19. Another poll from the Annenberg Public Policy Center states 62% of people who receive news from “very conservative sources” say they did not trust Fauci.
But as Bhattacharya points out, this “actually … goes broader than just Dr. Fauci, although he’s, I think, emblematic of it. What has happened is public health, essentially, many people, especially on the right, feel that public health looks down on them … and most people in public health frankly are on the left. It shouldn’t be evident in their talking. It shouldn’t be evident in their actions … Many people on the right feel like they’re being looked down upon by people in public health, and that is an enormous problem.”
Fauci has definitely done this country a great disservice with his constant flip-flopping on regulations concerning the coronavirus, not to mention his attention hounding that he does during appearances on the media.
Then, of course, there’s the fact that he’s been busted lying on numerous occasions and the evidence that suggests he and his agency actually provided some funding to the very lab that might have caused the coronavirus to leak out into the world.
No wonder there isn’t anyone in the general public who really trusts him.