Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, made a number of TV appearances on the Sunday news programs.
On CNN’s “State of the Union,” Fauci refused to answer basic questions about COVID-19 during the interview.
CNN host Dana Bash asked Fauci if it was safe for vaccinated grandparents to visit their grandchildren, a practical question facing American grandparents and their children today.
Fauci refused to make that recommendation to the public and said those types of guidance will be issued at some point in the future.
Fauci won’t say that grandparents who have been fully vaccinated against Covid can now spend time with their family; "recommendations will come out to guide us in a more precise way." pic.twitter.com/Y88D7hjbrc
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) February 21, 2021
Fauci also waffled on the definition of “normality” and when the U.S. will be able to return to life like it was before the pandemic.
For example, will people still be required to wear masks?
Fauci said things will get much better but he refused to say life will return to pre-pandemic levels.
Fauci on the coronavirus and "normality."pic.twitter.com/alNaRbfzeR
— Jerry Christmas 🎅🏼🎄 (@JerryDunleavy) February 21, 2021
On MSNBC, Fauci again equivocated on when life in the U.S. will return to normal.
Fauci did, however, say vaccinated family members could indeed hug each other, saying, “And the answer is very likely, of course, you can.”
His views on masks were also expressed where he said it is possible masks will have to be worn in all of 2021 and into 2022.
Dr. Fauci says that it's "possible" that Americans will be wearing masks in 2022.
"When it goes way down and the overwhelming majority of the people in the population are vaccinated, then I would feel comfortable in saying, you know, 'We need to pull back on the masks'" #CNNSOTU pic.twitter.com/8Upirj9VGb
— State of the Union (@CNNSotu) February 21, 2021
Since the pandemic outbreak, Fauci has made numerous TV appearances and made conflicting statements and comments that are all over the map.
Sunday’s interviews were no different and not reassuring to the public.
If President Biden put Fauci out on the TV circuit to clarify matters on COVID-19, Fauci clearly failed.