Assistant Secretary For Health: Dr. Fauci Not Always ‘100% Right’

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On Sunday, Admiral Brett P. Giroir, M.D., Assistant Secretary for Health, told NBC News host Chuck Todd that Dr. Fauci, one of the lead members of the Coronavirus Task Force, is not always “100% right” and does not “have the whole national interest in mind.”

“I want to just put this to rest.” Giroir said. “There is complete open, honest discussion within the task force. [The] Task force meets three to four times a week. The vice president calls me regularly. Dr. Birx is not one to hold her tongue. Believe me, if there’s a public health opinion that needs to be said, that needs to be it.”

“And I respect Dr. Fauci a lot, but Dr. Fauci is not 100% right and he also doesn’t necessarily, and he admits that, have the whole national interest in mind.” Giroir continued. “He looks at it from a very narrow public health point of view.”

“But let me just say there is absolutely open discourse.” Giroir concluded. “I feel absolutely free saying anything to the vice president within those rooms. The vice president, I know, briefs the president on a daily basis. So nobody feels like anything is held back. We all take this as a serious crisis. It’s got to be science driving the policy. And that’s the way it is.”