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Great News: Peter Navarro is Growing Weary of Dr. Fauci’s Nonsense

The Mid-day Campaign Update (Because the Campaign Doesn’t Break for Lunch)

Axios has a report out this morning detailing a significant confrontation that apparently took place on Sunday between Peter Navarro and Dr. Anthony Fauci during the meeting of the Coronavirus Task Force. The subject of the argument detailed in the report was hydroxychloroquine and Fauci’s ongoing campaign to pretend that this cheap and plentiful medication has not been proven effective against the Wuhan Virus.

Navarro, who, like President Trump is well aware of the large and constantly-growing body of proof that HC is indeed proving to be an almost 100%-effective cure for this viral plague that China unleashed on the world, has obviously grown weary of Fauci’s nonsense, and decided to call him out on it in that meeting.

Excerpt from the Axios report:

Toward the end of the meeting, Hahn began a discussion of the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine, which Trump believes could be a “game-changer” against the coronavirus.

  • Hahn gave an update about the drug and what he was seeing in different trials and real-world results.
  • Then Navarro got up. He brought over a stack of folders and dropped them on the table. People started passing them around.
  • “And the first words out of his mouth are that the studies that he’s seen, I believe they’re mostly overseas, show ‘clear therapeutic efficacy,'” said a source familiar with the conversation. “Those are the exact words out of his mouth.”

Navarro’s comments set off a heated exchange about how the Trump administration and the president ought to talk about the malaria drug, which Fauci and other public health officials stress is unproven to combat COVID-19.

  • Fauci pushed back against Navarro, saying that there was only anecdotal evidence that hydroxychloroquine works against the coronavirus.
  • Researchers have said studies out of France and China are inadequate because they did not include control groups.
  • Fauci and others have said much more data is needed to prove that hydroxychloroquine is effective against the coronavirus.
  • As part of his role, Navarro has been trying to source hydroxychloroquine from around the world. He’s also been trying to ensure that there are enough domestic production capabilities inside the U.S.

Fauci’s mention of anecdotal evidence “just set Peter off,” said one of the sources. Navarro pointed to the pile of folders on the desk, which included printouts of studies on hydroxychloroquine from around the world.

  • Navarro said to Fauci, “That’s science, not anecdote,” said another of the sources.

Navarro started raising his voice, and at one point accused Fauci of objecting to Trump’s travel restrictions, saying, “You were the one who early on objected to the travel restrictions with China,” saying that travel restrictions don’t work. (Navarro was one of the earliest to push the China travel ban.)

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Please take the time to follow the link to the Axios report and read it in full. You will be glad you did.

The thing to remember about this joyful incident is that Navarro is a guy who President Trump trusts. Dr. Fauci, due to his own self-serving antics over the past three months, is not.

Meanwhile, we have this happy report from Fox News this morning, detailing how at least 4,000 Wuhan Virus patients in New York are now being successfully treated with HC in combination with zinc and antibiotics:

As many as 4,000 seriously ill coronavirus patients in New York are being treated with the antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine, state health officials say.

President Trump has touted hydroxychloroquine as a potential life-saver, although there is no widespread scientific evidence to date showing it helps battle COVID-19.

But Gov. Andrew Cuomo last month said health care providers in the state would be using the drug in combination with the antibiotic Zithromax, or azithromycin, for some last-ditch cases, based on potentially promising research.

“Time is of the essence,’’ Albany University Public Health Dean David Holtgrave, who is on the state’s research team, said in a statement.

A state Health Department official said the DOH has shipped doses of hydroxychloroquine to 56 hospitals across New York, distributing enough “to treat 4,000 patients to date.”

Patients have received doses as part of four- or 10-day regimens, officials said.

So, much as Dr. Fauci and the corrupt news media would prefer otherwise, Democrat Governor Andrew Cuomo obviously wants his citizens to have the best chance to survive the contraction of this virus. Good for him.

See? The news isn’t all bad. Sometimes, you just have to look for it.

That is all.

Today’s news moves at a faster pace than ever. Whatfinger.com is my go-to source for keeping up with all the latest events in real time.

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No One Elected Dr. Fauci to Run America for the Next 18 Months

Today’s Campaign Update (Because the Campaign Never Ends)

Funny, I don’t remember Dr. Anthony Fauci’s name being on the November, 2016 ballot.  – The updates from the White House Coronavirus Task Force have become a daily exercise in subliminal messaging for those who are paying close attention. Which, unfortunately, excludes the dimwitted members of the White House press corps. But I digress.

Let’s look at yesterday’s press conference. Even though he only came into the event for its second half, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, seems to be running our entire country right now. His remarks at this update made it very clear that he wants to run the country for another 12 to 18 months.

If you were paying attention to what he actually said during this presser, he told you that pretty clearly:

After US Health Secretary Alex Azar said a coronavirus vaccine candidate had been developed in three days, with a clinical trial already in the works, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top infectious diseases advisor to the White House, sought to temper his enthusiasm.

Fauci, director of the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, said that the earliest the US could possibly get a vaccine would be in 12 or even 18 months — “at least.”

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Now, that was a startling statement given that it came in the context of his answer to a question from a reporter about when we could expect our intentionally depressed business community to be able to restart and return to something resembling normalcy. Fauci made it very clear that he views this additional month of everyone staying at home and millions losing their livelihoods as just a starting point for his strategy for fighting this Wuhan Virus.

Meanwhile, President Trump, who has thus far seen fit to defer to Fauci’s judgment, continues to send a conflicting message: That once April is over, he is going to start working to get people back to work. Where Fauci obviously wants to keep everyone locked in their homes well into 2021, the President is obviously thinking that, once we get over the hump of this viral “curve,” people will be able to get back to work and their kids back to school, even if they have to go to those places wearing face masks and gloves.

What this means is that, at some point around mid-April, the President and Fauci are likely to end up in a major confrontation, out of which a unified strategy will emerge. If Fauci really thinks he’s been appointed by anyone to run our entire country for 18 months, he has a big surprise coming his way soon.

And let’s never forget that Dr. Fauci is the guy who wrote not one, but two love letters to Hillary Rodham Clinton a few years ago:

Subject: Fw: Remarks of Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton At “A World in Transition: Charting a New Path in Global Health”

From: Fauci, Anthony (NIH/NIAID) [E] [mailto:[email protected]]

Saturday, June 02, 2012 05:28 PM

Sent: To: Mills, Cheryl D; Quam, Lois E

Subject: Remarks of Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton At “A World in Transition: Charting a New Path in Global Health”

Cheryl/Lois: Wow! Very rarely does a speech bring me to tears, but this one did it. Talk about telling it like it is. This was a bases- loaded home run.

Please tell the Secretary that I love her more than ever you guys too, of course.

Best regards, Tony

Anthony S. Fauci, MD

Director National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Building 31, Room 7A-03 31 Center Drive, MSC 2520

National Institutes of Health Bethesda, MD 20892-2520

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And this following the Fainting Felon’s despicably dishonest Benghazi testimony:

Subject: FW: Today’s performance From your doctor admirer

From: Fauci, Anthony (NIH/NIAID) [E] [mailto:[email protected]]

Sent: Wednesday, January 23, 2013 6:10 PM

To: Mills, Cheryl D

Subject: Today’s performance

Cheryl: Anyone who had any doubts about the Secretary’s stamina and capability following her illness had those doubts washed away by today’s performance before the Senate and the House.

She faced extremely difficult circumstances at the Hearings and still she hit it right out of the park. Please tell her that we all love her and are very proud to know her.

Warm regards, Tony

Anthony S. Fauci, MD

Director National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Building 31, Room 7A-03 31 Center Drive, MSC 2520

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Given that throwing America into a deep, dark economic depression and keeping it there through November plays right into the hands of awful ghouls like the Pantsuit Princess, these two frankly stunning letters raise severe concerns about Fauci’s motivations in all of this, not to mention his overall judgment and self-awareness.

In all fairness to the lovelorn Dr. Fauci, he has just one job: To fight infectious disease. Now, it’s a job that he has not done especially well over his career, given that our country continues to lose 40-60,000 citizens each year to the seasonal flu. And let’s remember: Fauci  and the CDC continue to pretend that we actually have a “vaccine” for the various strains of seasonal flu. That’s a reality that should make everyone say “yikes.”

So, Fauci wants to keep you all out of work and stuck in your homes for another 18 months, without seeming to even consider the truth that millions upon millions of Americans will in fact lose those homes if he is able to keep them out of work for even a small fraction of that many months. Many are in fact losing their homes right now because they live paycheck to paycheck and couldn’t pay their rent for April.

And at the end of that long period of time, Fauci proclaims we will have us a spanking new “vaccine” that will in all likelihood be every bit as [in]effective as the “vaccine” for the seasonal flu. Meaning, even when we have that “vaccine,” tens of thousand of Americans are going to continue to die every year from the Wuhan Virus.

Thus, at some point President Trump – you know, the guy who was actually elected to run this country in 2016 – and Americans everywhere are going to have a decision to make much sooner than Fauci would like: We can either see thousands of our fellow citizens die each year destitute and cowering in their homes, or we can see thousands of our fellow citizens die from the Wuhan Virus while getting this country running again.

That’s the real choice here, not the fantasy of some miracle “vaccine” Dr. Fauci keeps peddling.

Our focus right now is properly on slowing the spread of the virus to get our country firmly on the downside of that viral curve. Once we are on that downside, our focus then should shift to marshaling all of our nation’s resources to early identification and isolation of those who contract the Wuhan Virus and effectively treating those who are ill. If we no longer have a strong economy, our ability to marshal such resources will diminish rapidly over time and more people will die as a result.

This is not, as the Democrat/media propaganda complex is already beginning to say, a “choice between money and lives.” It is a choice between prospering while limiting risk, or cowering through a dystopian existence that we intentionally brought on ourselves.

Sometime during the second half of April, you should expect President Trump to lay that choice out before us, and you should get ready to go back to work.

We’re Americans, dammit. When that time comes, let’s act like it.

That is all.

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Tuesday’s Coronavirus Task Force Briefing: Stunning, Compelling, Must-See TV

Today’s Campaign Update, Part II (Because the Campaign Never Ends)

Tuesday evening’s Coronavirus Task Force update was especially compelling in many ways. It was a very somber event, during which President Donald Trump, Vice President and Task Force leader Mike Pence and doctors Deborah Birx and Anthony Fauci informed the nation about the reasons behind their current messaging that America should expect somewhere between 100,000 and 200,000 people to die from the Wuhan Virus, COVID-19.

It went on for more than 2 hours, as the single most accessible President in modern U.S. history and the Task Force members addressed every question the corrupt press corps wanted to ask. At the end, the President told the reporters that “it was an honor to be here with you today” and it seemed as if he actually meant it.

We watched every moment of it in our home, and felt like it had been an honor to do so. Here is a list of some of the more interesting aspects of the event:

The press corps was actually fairly well-behaved. – Someone had obviously dressed down both Jim Acosta and Yamichi Alcindor, the two most idiotic and preening members of the White House press corps. Both were chastened and both asked questions that were actually somewhat on-point for the first time in memory.

President Trump called on Acosta five separate times. – He did that despite the fact that the scumbags who run CNN chose to not air the President’s opening remarks, which contained the most important information for the public to understand. Why Trump continues to recognize anyone from what is nothing more than a rank propaganda outlet defies all understanding or logic. Enough.

The President ignored Alcindor until the final 10 minutes. – When he called on her, she posed her questions politely and without her normal rancor and accusatory tone. She had obviously been warned, either by he White House staff, or by her bosses at PBS.

The press can’t understand the model. – The most amusing part of the event was watching as the dimwitted members of the press asked question after question of Birx and Fauci in a vain effort to actually grasp what they were being told. They never really did figure it out.

Birx and Fauci were presenting a worst-case scenario. – Birx especially kept subtly pointing this out. During at least three different answers to dumb questions, she basically stated that the model they are using takes what is currently happening in New York and New Jersey and assumes through extrapolation that every other state in the nation will experience the same progression curve with this virus. By doing that, this model – which just 2 weeks ago projected 1 million to 2.2 million U.S. deaths from the Wuhan Virus – is able to get to its current projection of 100,000 to 200,000 deaths. As both Birx and Fauci pointed out, statistical models are only as good as their data and assumptions, and this one is based on very bad assumptions.

This method is absurdly overstating the most likely outcome. – Both New York and New Jersey are densely-populated coastal states whose major airports received huge portions of the 10,000 China natives who flew into this country during November through January every damn day while the ChiCom government was lying about the extent of the outbreak in Wuhan Province, and how contagious the virus truly is. In addition, New York City was especially slow in responding to the outbreak, with Marxist Mayor Bill de Blasio still advising his citizens to go about their normal lives as late as March 10. The reality of our country is that virtually no other state is going to have anything remotely close to the experience in New York and New Jersey.

Washington and California are more relevant. – Both of these coastal states were also receiving thousands of travelers from China every day throughout that early period. Both were also early centers for the outbreak. Yet, because both states are much less densely populated than New York and New Jersey, and because their state and big-city leaders responded much more quickly and forcefully than de Blasio and Andrew Cuomo, their curves are vastly lower than their East Coast counterparts. Washington’s curve already even appears to have peaked. Geographically and demographically, these two states look far more like the rest of the country than New York and New Jersey.

Birx and Fauci are going to have some real explaining to do in the future. – When we get to the end of April and the numbers of actual U.S. deaths and infections turn to have been a small fraction of what these two alarmist doctors laid out for the nation on Tuesday, millions of Americans, while relieved at the lower numbers, are going to demand a real explanation. Sadly, just as they were yesterday, the White House press corps members will still be too confused and dim to even ask the right questions on behalf of the country.

The mitigation strategy is still valid and should be heeded. – All the alarmist overstatement aside, this is still a very deadly virus and the strategy of taking social actions to contain it is valid. Don’t kid yourselves otherwise, especially if you fall into the most vulnerable categories. Stay at home, wash your hands and stay 6 feet away from literally everybody when you have to go out for groceries.

Mike Pence is coming into his own. – I’ve never been all that impressed with Vice President Mike Pence. I find him to be wooden, boring and his speaking style to be artificial, stilted and largely insincere. But we all need to recognize the tremendous public service this man has done in leading this Task Force. By every account, he has worked tirelessly to ensure the best outcome possible for our country, and he has become a more imposing and impressive presence at these daily briefings with each passing day. Before yesterday’s briefing, during which he twice took charge of the process, I have never seen him as a potential future president. Now, I do.

Good for him, and good for the country.

Stay safe.

That is all.

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