Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Infectious Diseases, says an attack with ebola is “farfetched” but in 2003 he warned about just such a terrorist attack.
On November 23, 2003 Fauci warned about Ebola in a terrorist attack to the Grand Rapid Press.
The frequency of Ebola outbreaks in Africa has been increasing. But it’s not just Africans who will benefit, said Anthony Fauci, chief of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, which oversees NIH’s vaccine research center. Like the smallpox virus and the bacterium that causes anthrax, Ebola virus, is a potential bioterror agent.
“In its natural form it’s not the best,” Fauci said. “You need close contact for it to spread. … But an aerosolized form would be extremely treacherous. And from a psychological terror aspect, you don’t need a lot of people bleeding to get enormous terror in the population.” [Emphasis GotNews.com]
Ebola doctor Anthony Fauci has been making waves getting into arguments with the media concerning an outbreak of Ebola.
Dr. Fauci may present a brave face now but his past statements show how concerned he is with an ebola outbreak.
“Ebola is a difficult virus because currently available antiviral drugs have no proven effect on it and we do not know its natural host , making environmental control impossible,” Fauci told the Los Angeles Times in November 2000. The only way pay to protect against ebola was through a vaccine.
Fauci also admits that the CDC has gotten things wrong in containing Ebola.
“There were things that did not go the way they should have in Dallas, but there are a lot of things that went right and are going right,” Fauci said at the White House last week.
This stands in contrast to his statement that an Ebola outbreak in the U.S. was “extremely unlikely.” This statement came before Thomas Eric Duncan was infected.
— Jim Sciutto (@jimsciutto) July 30, 2014
Nevertheless, Fauci has become a go to source for left-wing media trying to allay public worries.
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— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) October 6, 2014
Dr Fauci of NIH talking re how difficult it is to contract #Ebola, reiterating US healthcare system wellequipped to stop ebola in its tracks
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) October 3, 2014
But the public isn’t buying it.
— Deplorable Ken (@kckshrugged) October 6, 2014
In addition to Bill Clinton, Fauci is a supporter of Barack Obama.
And he’s photographed here with Hillary Clinton.