Former chief medical adviser to President Joe Biden, Dr. Anthony Fauci, said that Elon Musk’s “absurd statements” on Twitter could turn young people away from careers in public health during an appearance on MSNBC Tuesday.
Early Sunday morning, Musk tweeted, “My pronouns are Prosecute/Fauci.”
When a Twitter user asked in reply when Musk would release the inside documents on how Twitter censored information about COVID-19, Musk responded, “Oh it is coming bigtime.”
“I’ve had to deal with, and even though I don’t listen to or bother with those strange, bizarre tweets like prosecute me for what? I don’t know what he’s thinking about,” Fauci, told host Andrea Mitchell on Tuesday.
“What it does is it really is – turns people away, I’m afraid, younger individuals who were interested in getting into public health, might say, ‘What is all this about?’ where public health officials who are doing nothing more or less than trying to save people’s lives by promoting and public health principles get attacked for reasons that seem inexplicable,” Fauci said.
“It really is, I believe Andrea, a manifestation of the profound divisiveness which we have in our society right now and the politicization of science which leads to absurd statements like that,” Fauci said.
In October, Author Chadwick Moore discussed news that Dr. Anthony Fauci’s net worth increased by $5 million during lockdowns and COVID.
Open the Books estimated Fauci’s gains during the pandemic through financial disclosures obtained through Republican Sen. Roger Marshall of Kansas and the National Institutes for Health.
Fauci announced his intention to retire as director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) on Aug. 22.
In June, Dr. Fauci refused to answers from Sen. Rand Pual about financial gains from the pandemic, “Can you tell me that you have not received a royalty from any entity that you ever oversaw the distribution of money,” Paul asked.
“You know, I don’t know, is the fact, but I doubt it,” answered Fauci.