Administration follies

| December 1, 2022

Dr. Anthony Fauci

Dr. Fauci, our resigned but not yet gone National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases chief, has changed his tune a bit.

“I have a completely open mind about that, despite people saying that I don’t. I have a totally open mind about that,” Fauci told host Chuck Todd. “But if you look at the preponderance of evidence that has been accumulated by international group of highly respected, evolutionary virologists, they feel and they’ve written peer reviewed papers on that, that the evidence strongly points to this being a natural occurrence of a jumping of a virus from a bat to an animal species to human, hasn’t been definitively proven. But the evidence on that is pretty strong. Having said that, we still all have to keep an open mind as to what the origin is.”

Fauci went on to criticize China’s lack of transparency regarding the origins of COVID-19, arguing that their refusal to cooperate invited suspicion when there may not have been any reason for it. He nevertheless fell short of accusing China of a “cover-up.” Rolling Stone via Yahoo

At points in the past he hasn’t even sounded all that convinced Covid originated in China. What a difference a resignation makes.

 

Monkeypox is being renamed “Mpox” after complaints (per some articles, largely due to US administration pressure) that online posts stigmatizing ‘monkeypox’ were using racial stereotypes. Monkeypox was originally identified in monkeys in Danish studies in 1958.

Dr. Amesh Adalja, an infectious-disease specialist and senior scholar at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, has always considered “monkeypox” a misnomer, since monkeys are not a natural host for the virus.

The WHO discussed the potential renaming of the disease at a late July news conference… Its International Committee on the Taxonomy of Viruses was in conversations on the topic, in addition to whether other poxviruses—like cowpox, which is now usually carried by rodents—might be renamed, officials said.    Fortune

No word yet whether the citizens of Marburg in Germany will be forced to rename their city.

And in a rare GOOD piece of news, the Biden administration failed to file a timely rebuttal to a 5th Court ruling against forcing institutions and doctors from performing transgender treatments against personal or religious beliefs.

Issued under President Obama, and passed over to the Biden administration, the Health and Human Services (HHS) transgender mandate required doctors and hospitals to performance gender reassignment surgeries on any patient – including children – even if it was against a doctor’s conscience or medical judgment.

In August, the Fifth Circuit blocked the mandate, ruling that the religious healthcare network cannot be required to carry out gender reassignment surgeries in violation of their beliefs or professional medical judgment.

The Biden administration had until Friday, Nov. 25, 2022, to appeal the ruling to the U.S. Supreme Court. Since no action was taken, the Fifth Circuit’s ruling stands.

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There is a similar case in front of the 8th Court, as well: conflicting decisions will for sure land this in front of the Supreme Court.  Me, I don’t care if someone identifies as a barrel and wants their arms and legs cut off, but I see no reason for taxpayers to either pay for that nor for any attendant post-surgical care. And this sort of action should NOT be done to kids… like voting, that may be best reserved for folks a little more settled and mature. Like age 25 or so.

Category: "Your Tax Dollars At Work", COVID-19, Politics

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Skippy

Dr fuki is a POS
thats all folks…..

Forest Bondurant

Yeah, fuck that guy.

Where are the chicken advocates? Why isn’t anyone crying about renaming chickenpox to something a little friendlier to poultry? /sarc/

Andy11M

I don’t think the Biden admin “failed to file a timely rebuttal to a 5th Court ruling”, you don’t fail to do something like that with nearly a 3 month lead time from the ruling to the deadline for rebuttal. Someone somewhere, either in the White House or at the HHS, just kind of gave up, probably because they felt they couldn’t win and saw no point in putting in the effort.

KoB

The Stupid People of The Week Thread dropping early or are we getting a 2fer?

God must love idiots…He made so many of them.

Anonymous

Somewhat OT, but one for the “woke” educational “equity” crowd into “group”-everything:

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26Limabeans

A pox upon Fauci.

Graybeard

A monkey on his back?

MustangCPT

Here’s hoping he kicks off before he gets to enjoy his retirement. It would be particularly apropos if some new variant of COVID put him down.

Roh-Dog

CFP FTW!

These systems are operating as intended.

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SFC D

If Carondolet Medical Group, a Catholic hospital system, can legally refuse to perform tubal ligations because it’s birth control, this ruling on transgender sirgery has to stand.

Commie-Tsar

FAUCI is my God and TEH SCIENCE is my Bible!!!