Internet divided as Anthony Fauci urges Americans to get Covid shots in final WH briefing

Some supporters said, 'Dr. Fauci helped save your life', while other slammed him, saying, 'Why dont you retire already'

Internet divided as Anthony Fauci urges Americans to get Covid shots in final WH briefing
Anthony Fauci encouraged Americans to get COVID vaccines and booster shots (@CBSNews screenshot/Twitter)
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WASHINGTON, DC: Dr Anthony Fauci, who plans to soon retire as President Joe Biden's top medical adviser and top US infectious disease official, promoted vaccines in his final White House briefing on Tuesday, November 22. He used the press briefing to encourage Americans to get Covid vaccines and booster shots. He also spoke of the effectiveness of masks.

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Fauci said that after 13 billion doses of Covid-19 vaccines, there is "clearly an extensive body of information" that indicates that they are safe. "When I see people in this country because of the divisiveness in our country ... not getting vaccinated for reasons that have nothing to do with public health, but have to do because of divisiveness and ideological differences, as a physician, it pains me," Fauci said. "I don't want to see anybody hospitalized, and I don't want to see anybody die from Covid. Whether you're a far-right Republican or a far-left Democrat, doesn't make any difference to me."

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Fauci, 81, is stepping down in December after 54 years of public service. Since 1984, she has headed the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health. He also served as an adviser to seven US presidents, including Republican Ronald Reagan.

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“So my message and my final message, maybe the final message I give you from this podium, is that please for your own safety, for that of your family, get your updated Covid-19 shot as soon as you’re eligible to protect yourself, your family and your community,” Fauci said.


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While Fauci's handling of the pandemic made him a hero to public health advocates, many on the right have refused to support him. He has always maintained that Americans required to change their behavior in light of the deadly pandemic that killed so many. After his final White House briefing, some on social media thanked him, and some blasted him.

"If you’re reading this, Dr. Fauci helped save your life," one user wrote on Twitter. "Yes, he did. America owes a big debt of gratitude to Dr Fauci!" another wrote. One user said, "I hope Fauci sees this response. Sir, I want you to know that you have countless supporters who stand in front, beside, and behind you sir. You will always be the hero who did the impossible when a tyrant was in control. Love you Dr. Fauci!"

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"Dr. Fauci didn't just get away with funding the virus -- the psychopath profited off the carnage," one user wrote, while another said, "I still have no idea why liberals faun over this lying fool…..all because the media and “hollywierds” said so…………." One user said, "Why dont you retire already. You have lost more credibility with the AIDS and COVID cr** now. Just stop already". "He “retired” today to spend time w family before his sentencing!" wrote one user. 

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