Yesterday, in a videotaped message, Dr. Anthony Fauci, spoke as a “public health official,” to the Black Lives Matter and Antifa protesters, warning protesters they could be furthering the spread COVID-19. Fauci sat in a sterile room at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, as he appeared to be apologizing for having to ask protesters in massive groups to maintain a safe social distance, “It’s very difficult, if not impossible to maintain the kind of physical separation that is recommended,” Dr. Fauci said.
In his message to protesters/rioters, Dr. Fauci explained, “So, in a perfect world, you wouldn’t do that. But given the compelling nature of what’s going on right now in society and the injustices that we see in our society. And the fact that I very much respect the right and in some respects, the duty, of people to demonstrate against the injustices that we see in our society, I would say well, don’t do that, but people are gonna do it anyway.”
Unlike the tens of thousands of protesters in April and May, who were begging for the ability to reopen their businesses or go back to work, Dr. Fauci clarifies his view that Black Lives Matter and Antifa protesters/rioters are fighting for a “just” cause.
After Dr. Fauci requested that the protesters are “peacefully” protest, he explained that he’s aware “screaming out” and “yelling” and “chaos” is difficult to do when you’re wearing a mask, but pleads with protesters, “If you can avoid it, at least wear a mask regularly.”
"Wear the mask at all times when you're demonstrating."
Dr. Anthony Fauci said protesting is risky during a pandemic, but he respects "the right and the duty of people to demonstrate against the injustices that we see in our society."
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It’s curious that Dr. Fauci never made a videotaped message to share his solidarity with protesters who were watching their businesses collapse. He never spoke out about the injustice of the single mother who works as a hairdresser that was prohibited from supporting her family, while the world’s richest man, Jeff Bezos, of Amazon was raking in billions in online sales.