Dr. Fauci now says “institutional racism” led to the spread of coronavirus
Last week, Dr. Anthony Fauci admitted health experts lied about masks at the beginning of coronavirus pandemic. For months, scientists and health experts have been telling us that coronavirus spread from Wuhan, China. Now, Dr. Fauci is back with a new outrageous claim that “institutional racism” contributed to the spread of coronavirus.
During the hearing testimony before the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Tuesday, Dr. Fauci said “institutional racism” factored into the spread of coronavirus and added, “I cannot imagine that has not contributed.”
During the hearing, the top infectious disease expert in the US, said that a combination of factors could explain why the African American and other minority communities were being affected by the virus at disproportionate levels.
“Obviously, the African American community has suffered from racism for a very, very long period of time, and I cannot imagine that has not contributed to the conditions they find themselves in economically and otherwise.”
Dr. Fauci added that a second factor relates to the prevalence of underlying health conditions among certain demographics.
“We know from a lot of experience now that the situation regarding whether you have serious consequences — hospitalizations, intubation, complications, and death — relate very strongly to the prevalence and incidence of underlying, comorbid conditions, which are clearly, disproportionately more expressed in the African American population,” Fauci told the committee.
Fauci went to say that he thought “institutional racism” played a role in the disproportionate effect that the disease has on Black people.
““Would I consider institutional racism as contributing?…Obviously the African American community has suffered from racism for a very, very long period of time and I cannot imagine that hasn’t contributed….so the answer, congressman, is ‘yes.’”
Fauci: “Would I consider institutional racism as contributing?…Obviously the African American community has suffered from racism for a very, very long period of time and I cannot imagine that hasn’t contributed….so the answer, congressman, is ‘yes.’” pic.twitter.com/pAI1lU6zu5
— Tim O'Brien (@TimOBrien) June 23, 2020
To date, United States has reported more than 2.3 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 with at least 121,000 deaths.
You can watch the video of the entire hearing below.