Elon Musk’s attacks on Fauci ‘incredibly dangerous’: White House

WASHINGTON: The White House on Monday condemned billionaire Elon Musk’s call to Anthony FauciUS infectious disease expert, hated by many on the right, was indicted for his handling of the Covid-19 pandemic.
White House spokeswoman Karine Jean-Pierre said: “The personal attacks we are witnessing are extremely dangerous, in response to Musk’s weekend tweet that went viral.
“They are disgusting and far removed from reality,” she said.
Musk, the owner of Twitter, took to the page on Sunday to call for sanctions on Fauci, who led the government’s approach to the pandemic when it hit the country in early 2020.
“My pronouns are Prosecute/Fauci,” Musk said, mocking people’s use of their preferred gender pronouns to indicate their preferred gender pronouns.
Musk also posted a meme showing Fauci telling the US President Joe Biden“Just one more lock, my king,” clearly criticizing Coronavirus Initial mitigation measures were implemented in parts of the country during the first year of the pandemic.
Conservatives including the former president Donald Trump made Fauci the focus of their criticism of the government’s campaign to fight Covidand he has faced death threats and has a security team assigned to protect him.
“These personal attacks that we are seeing are very dangerous for Dr Fauci and also for other public health professionals,” said Jean-Pierre.
“Dr. Fauci has served under seven Republican and Democratic presidents. We can’t forget that…. His work on infectious diseases ranging from HIV Aids to COVID has saved countless lives. number of people,” she said.
“We’re so fortunate, I should say, that he dedicated his career, his life, and his exceptional talent to America’s public health.”
Republican lawmakers have pledged to punish Fauci when they take control of the House of Representatives in January, after several bitter confrontations with the leading immunologist over the Covid vaccine, the wearing of masks. and other pandemic-related issues.
Fauci, 81, will step down this month from government roles as Biden’s chief medical adviser and director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, where he heads from in 1984.
During his most recent appearance at the White House in November, Fauci criticized the rise of ill-health advice online and said the hardest thing he faced as he led the fight against the virus. America’s Covid is the polarization of the country in terms of politics.


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