I’m sympathetic to Ron Paul’s thinking, but I’m not eager to see Fauci fired yet.
Fauci’s comments in the daily briefings have been informative and helpful. We need him and his perspective for continuity as we all continue to learn more about coronavirus.
You might, however, notice a subtle shift in the scientific messaging at the briefings. At first, the scientific objective was to stem the death rate from Covid-19. We were told horrifying numbers (e.g., as many as 2 million Americans might die) to justify the scientific advice we were getting. Now, the scientific objective is to achieve strong community surveillance down to the county level throughout the country.
Fauci and Birx seem to go along with this, but the rest of us need to be skeptical. Science is all good and well, but it can also be the handmaiden that brings compromises to liberty.
My sense is that the president understands the issue, and that Fauci does, too. So, until Fauci makes a move to break with administration policy, I’m OK with the status quo.