It’s become a trend: anytime someone disagrees with Donald Trump, his supporter decide that they have suddenly become “corrupt,” a “hater,” and a criminal. This is not limited to those who speak out strongly against Trump, but both the president and his followers extend that criticism to Gold Star families, retired Adm. McRaven, who famously led the raid that ended in the death of Osama bin Laden, and now the preeminent virologist who has guided the United States through epidemics and pandemics for years: Dr. Anthony Fauci.
On Friday, Dr. Fauci pushed back against Trump’s calls to reopen every business while COVID-19 is on a sharp rise in twenty-two states, saying that professional football may very well not happen this year at all.
CBS Sports quotes Fauci as saying:
‘Unless players are essentially in a bubble — insulated from the community and they are tested nearly every day — it would be very hard to see how football is able to be played this fall. If there is a second wave, which is certainly a possibility and which would be complicated by the predictable flu season, football may not happen this year.’
Trump, who quickly became bored by the worst pandemic the world has seen since 1917 once he couldn’t use the daily “briefings” as makeshift campaign rallies – the briefings ended after Trump suggested injecting people with bleach and disinfectant to fight the disease – he’s ignored the Coronavirus Task Force he assembled and really wants to forget about it. Experts like Dr. Fauci refuse to fall in line.
Twitter was much more supportive of Fauci’s view than Trump’s. Read some of their comments below:
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