The top U.S. scientist on infectious diseases, Dr. Anthony Fauci blasted commentators who sound an anti-vaccination theme on Saturday, saying America might still be battling smallpox and polio if today's kind of misinformation existed back then.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
The comments from the country's leading infectious disease expert reflected mounting frustration over the sharp slowdown in the Covid-19 vaccination rate in the United States, even as the disease has been surging in states with low rates.
It also came days after President Joe Biden expressed his own visible frustration, saying social media that carry widely heard misinformation about vaccines are 'killing people.'
Dr. Anthony Fauci said successful campaigns to eradicate smallpox and polio wouldn’t have succeeded if the vaccines were subject to misinformation
Top US disease expert Anthony Fauci has said that polio might not have been eliminated if it faced the media resistance that Covid vaccines face
Dr. Anthony Fauci to @Acosta: "We probably would still have smallpox and we probably would still have polio in this country if we had the kind of false information that's being spread now." pic.twitter.com/MVUxEPX5yf— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) July 17, 2021
Fauci was responding to a CNN interviewer who asked if he thought 'we could have defeated the measles or eradicated polio if you had Fox News, night after night, warning people about these vaccine issues that are just bunk.
'If we had had the pushback for vaccines the way we're seeing on certain media, I don't think it would've been possible at all to not only