“I was under general anesthesia in the operating room. Last Thursday, I was not part of any discussion or deliberation regarding these new testing recommendations. I’m concerned about the interpretation of these recommendations.
“I’m worried it will give people the incorrect assumption that asymptomatic spread is not of great concern. In fact, it is.” – Anthony Fauci, after the CDC caved to Trump administration pressure and changed COVID guidelines to say that asymptomatic people need not be tested.
BREAKING: Trump Team Waited Until the Day Dr. Fauci Was in Surgery and Under Anesthesia to Push Through Dangerous New Testing Guidelines He Apparently Opposed; Experts Call Action—Which May Artificially Reduce Testing Data for Trump Preelection—”Dangerous” https://t.co/FQyTmGMQQw
— Seth Abramson (@SethAbramson) August 26, 2020
.@drsanjaygupta reports Fauci told him he was “under general anesthesia in the operating room” (he had a vocal cord polyp removed) during meeting where the change to the testing guideline was discussed, “was not part of any discussion.” He says he’s “concerned” about the change.
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) August 26, 2020
WATCH: Dr. Sanjay Gupta says Dr. Fauci told him the new CDC guidelines were approved while he was under general anesthesia.
Gupta: “This is worrisome, this is a clear schism” pic.twitter.com/8EQO5TKSGu
— Mike Gwin (@MichaelJGwin) August 26, 2020