The University of Chicago’s School of Public Policy awarded Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the United States National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, the 2020 Harris Dean’s Award during a virtual event on Thursday, March 4, 2021. The event was hosted by Dean Katherine Baicker and featured pre-submitted questions from attendees.
One person asked Dr. Fauci whether he prefers a local or national vaccine distribution policy. Dr. Fauci explained the benefits of a national policy, while seemingly rejecting the efficacy and importance of American federalism:
“[We] have a common enemy, [and] the virus doesn’t know the difference between Louisiana and New Jersey. [Policy makers have] to do things more uniform… [and] that was a weakness in our [initial] response.”
However, Dr. Fauci also conceded that “You do want to leave it to the local groups if they [distribute vaccinations] fairly.”
Another topic discussed was the role of equity in vaccine distribution, an issue Dr. Fauci described as “a high priority” and one that President Biden has made “a strong commitment to” addressing. To follow through with this purported commitment, the Biden Administration created the COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force, whose job is “[t]o help ensure an equitable response to the pandemic… [and] address [factors of] COVID-19 related health and social inequities.”
The final topic discussed during the event concerned predictions Dr. Fauci has about the future, specifically about the “post-pandemic world.” Dr. Fauci admitted that there are “too many variables” to definitively say when the public can return to normal life:
“The instinct is to say that we have a great vaccine. ‘Why can’t I do whatever I want to do?’ Ultimately we may be able to do that…but not right now…there is too much that we don’t know.”
Dr. Fauci phrased his statements carefully. He avoided discussion of COVID-19’s effect on mental health and suicide rates, and failed to address the cost of the collapse of education quality across the country. Instead, he argued that America might not return to normalcy. And he asserted that Americans must continue to socially isolate, even after being vaccinated.
sincerely what the fuck is the point of this article express a coherent opinion i dare you you arent being silenced youre just dumb as shit
Well, perhaps if you can re-learn grammar and figure out what punctuation is, other humans above age 5 will be able to understand what specific grievances you have with this article.
Imagine caring about grammar in the comments of some third-rate student newspaper, especially when OP’s grammatical errors don’t make it difficult to understand in any way.
If one actually reads Fauci’s primary institutional position paper (at the National Institutes of Health), it advances de-population, and behavioral-social engineering; it has nothing to do with “viruses.” Fauci is regularly confused; alters statements opportunistically; dissimulates over direct questions; and misrepresents research. He is a stage prop. That Harris did not showcase alternative viewpoints, such as Stanford’s Dr. Scott Atlas, Dr. Harvey Reisch of Yale School of Public Health, Dr. Jay Bhattacharya of Stanford, or the Oxford-Harvard Great Barrington Declaration, is telling as far as the partisan consolidation at Harris under its Dean Baicker. Public policy, or private interests? Regards, ’96 Booth MBA
My dude, the point of the event was to give Dr. Fauci a reward. Obviously they’re not gonna have ~alternative viewpoints~ at an event that is *literally dedicated to him*. There’s plenty of other opportunities for that.
coronavirus is one hundred percent not the problem liberals make it out to be. literally not one death that’s just from coronavirus. i would give anything to spit in joe bidens mouth