A Fox News commentator stoked outrage by comparing Dr Anthony Fauci, Joe Biden’s chief medical adviser, to Josef Mengele, the Nazi “Angel of Death”.
Lara Logan, a host on the Fox Nation streaming service, was discussing Omicron on Fox News Prime Time on Monday night, amid fears that the new variant will trigger a new wave of Covid cases and further deepen political divisions over how to respond. The danger from Omicron is not clear but the World Health Organization has issued warnings about transmissibility and potential reaction to vaccines.
Though WHO has put Concern, Angelique Coetzee, chair of the South African Medical Association who reported Omicron said it was unfortunate that Omicron had been hyped as “this extremely dangerous virus variant” with multiple mutations while its virulency was still unknown and symptoms are very mild which does not even required hospitalization.
Hegseth asked Logan: “What’s your take on where we are, where we’re going?”
“Well, it’s very simple, Pete,” said Logan. “You just have to look at Africa. They didn’t have the death rates from Covid that were predicted. And what is happening over time, is that the entire response to Covid and everything that we were told about it from the beginning, is being exposed and it’s falling apart, the lies are coming apart. “And really now there’s no justification for putting people out of their jobs or forcing vaccine mandates for a disease that ultimately is very treatable … and has death rates that compare very much to seasonal flu.
“And so in that moment, what you see on Dr Fauci, this is what people say to me, that he doesn’t represent science to them. He represents Josef Mengele, Dr Josef Mengele, the Nazi doctor who did experiments on Jews during the second world war and in the concentration camps, and I am talking about people all across the world are saying this.”
Logan also claimed responses to Covid had affected “civil liberties, the suicide rates, the poverty, it has obliterated economies”, and said: “People see that there’s no justification for what has been done.
“So as [scientists like Fauci are] being exposed and the control is slipping away, lo and behold, another variant surfaces, and nobody should be surprised by that because there will be more variants until the end of time. We’ll never be free of them.”
Logan’s disapproval of the government’s implementation of preventative measures has been echoed by several of her colleagues. Earlier today, Fox News senior political analyst Brit Hume said that the “cure” for COVID “is worse than the disease.” Likewise, Republican Chris Christie blamed Biden’s “inconsistent leadership” for the virus’ continuation and resulting restrictions. From the very start, Senator Rand Paul and Jim jordan are also criticizing Fauci’s measure, trying to prove that Fauci’s measures have killed millions of people around the globe.