Flip-flop Fauci falsely claims he had ‘nothing to do’ with school closures

Oct 17, 2022 | Political News

Dr. Anthony Fauci falsely claimed that he had “nothing to do” with the nationwide school closures during Covid that have caused consequential damage to the country's youth while speaking to ABC's Jonathan Karl on Sunday during an episode of This Week.

Fauci told Karl, “They always come back and say, Fauci was responsible for closing schools. I had nothing to do—I mean, let's get down to the facts.” 

As journalist Tom Ellliot pointed out on Twitter, the fact is that Fauci, speaking from governmental leadership roles at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease and the National Institute of Health, strongly and plainly advocated for school closures.

“Contrary to his latest media tour, Dr. Fauci was in fact the point person on shutting down schools in America. As the self-appointed Covid czar, politicos & the media turned to him for advice, and his was to lock kids out,” Ellliot wrote before proving clips of Fauci holding the school closure standard.

On March 6 of 2020, a week before the Covid pandemic was declared a national emergency, Fauci promoted school closures on a case-by-case basis and said that “If we get community-based cases throughout various parts of the country, you use that information to make the decision if they’re going to do what you said, which is to do the social distancing — that includes teleworking, closing schools, etc.”