DC mayor’s bizarre Covid testing tweet, as Fauci is suddenly silent about Biden ‘Super Spreader’ crowds

Given his affinity for the limelight, Dr. Anthony Fauci is oddly quiet about throngs of people taking to the street to celebrate the presumed election of Joe Biden, a 77-year-old politician who has spent 47 years in Washington and may or may not be in the early stages of senility.

Not that he was shy about criticizing President Donald Trump holding rallies in the run up to the election.

 

Fauci, the nation’s leading infectious disease expert, appeared on CNN last month to warn that Trump was “asking for trouble” by holding large rallies during a pandemic brought on by the Chinese plague.

“We know that that is asking for trouble when you do that,” Fauci said. “We’ve seen that when you have situations of congregate settings where there are a lot of people without masks, the data speak for themselves.”

He added that was the “worse time” to have them “because when you look at what’s going on in the United States, it’s really very troublesome. A number of states right now are having increase in test positivity.”

This assessment coincides with the media’s relentless reporting ahead of the election of a surge in the number of coronavirus cases.

Fox News noted that it has made multiple attempts to contact Dr. Fauci, as well as members of the Centers for Disease Control and Preventions (CDC) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH), seeking comment on the potentially premature street celebrations.

Silence is the response the network received.

Taking hypocrisy to another level, District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser would encourage people who voted to get tested for COVID-19, but said nothing of massive street parties in the city over the weekend celebrating the media’s rush to deem Joe Biden the next president.

And while Bowser’s Twitter feed is silent on people celebrating in the streets, it did include the following tweet:

Even the media has been quiet over the large crowds, as Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., noted in a tweeted.

In sharing a photo of a throng of Biden supporters outside the White House, Rubio tweeted: “And suddenly people gathering in large crowds and not social distancing is no longer considered irresponsible by the media.”

Team Biden has had little to say on the issue.

White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany asked via Twitter: “Where is Joe Biden calling on the massive Super Spreader events held in his name to end?”

Bowser’s silence takes on more significance when considering that Washington DC was the worst offender of “super-spreader” events.

To be fair, CNN anchor Jake Tapper, a significant contributor to Biden’s success, did remark on the risk of spreading the disease by those celebrating — this likely being a part of his act to present himself as a serious journalaist.

“I hate to be a scold here, but we just had the highest day of infections in the United States,” Tapper said on Saturday. “I believe yesterday was 125,000 Americans with new coronavirus infections. That was the third straight day of more than 100,000 infections. It’s good to see people wearing masks, although for some of them they’re slipping off their face.”

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