Anthony Fauci Will Not Listen

“There are more things in heaven and earth, Tony Fauci, than are dreamt of in your ‘public health.’”

Editor's Note: The following article was written by Micah Paul Veillon for The American Conservative. The Liberty Jacket edited the text and added media to conform with this publication's style. The original article can be read here.

Anthony Fauci was featured as one of the Top 100 Most Influential People in October 2020 in Time Magazine.

At the end of President Biden’s term, Dr. Anthony Fauci may be stepping down from his position as the Chief Medical Advisor to the President of the United States—maybe.

On July 18th, Politico released an interview with Dr. Fauci, in which the NIAID director all-but-outright says he is going to retire at the end of Biden’s term. The very first sentence of the Politico article reads, “The most famous scientist in America is facing retirement," and the second, that “Anthony Fauci says he’s leaving by the end of President Joe Biden’s term.” It is hard to read this as anything other than “Fauci is retiring,” considering, well, that this is exactly what it says. Yet, as if Dr. Fauci had not confused the American people enough, speaking Tuesday at the Hill’s “Future of Health Care Summit,” he stated:

I’m not going to retire. No, no, I’m not going to retire.

He went on to say he “may step down” from his “current position at some time.” But, he made it clear he has not committed to retiring just yet.

While the Politico interview may not have given readers any real knowledge of when Dr. Fauci’s tenure in government will end, it provides profound insights into the mindset of the American elite.