Bill Maher goes on EPIC rant against Dr Fauci for his 'do what we say' attitude
During an interview, Bill Maher also told Americans to not blindly follow the advice of doctors
Bill Maher took an aim at Dr Anthony Fauci and medical experts during an interview. He was criticizing the way medical experts had altered their COVID precautionary guildelines yet again, during the pandemic. Maher said during an interview with Deadline that, "Don't sit there in your white coat and tell me "just do what we say'"
The HBO talk show host who was recently kicked off the 20th season of 'Real Time with Bill Maher' said, "That's not a criticism of them like they're being corrupt, although there certainly is plenty of corruption in the medical establishment." He was taken off his talk show on Friday, 21st January 2022.
When asked if the medical experts guiding the government on "really know what they are doing," he didn't express any confidence in how the pandemic was being tackled. Currently, Dr Fauci is the Chief Medical Advisor to the President of United States and also the nation's leading infectious disease doctor. Maher said, "But I've always maintained that the big overarching theme should be that people look back and say, 'Oh, look how far we've come medically.'" He added during the interview, "We're not putting wooden teeth in our mouth like in the George Washington era, and of course we have antibiotics and lots of vaccines and lots of other things that have been miraculous." He continued, "But in general, we still don't understand too much about how the human body works."
Explaining his point of view better, Maher said that the Corona virus is still a "dominant issue" despite the advice from Fauci and other medical experts. Before being kicked off the 20th season of his show, he said, "I feel like Covid is still the dominant issue of our lives right now and it should not be anymore." Last May, this 66-year old comedian was tested positive for the virus which led him to say that medical experts have been wrong about "a lot" over the years. He said, "They drilled mercury into my teeth when I was a child. Now, of course, we don't do that anymore, but do you really think in 50 years people will look back and say, "Oh, yeah, we had it all figured out in 2022?" No, they will be appalled at things we're doing right now."
Maher also admitted during the interview that he was "never scared" of the pandemic be it the Delta variant or Omicron. He said, "I was always scared of the reaction to it, and as this has played out that only proved to be more true for me. It was never that virulent a threat, I thought, to people who were in good health. Now, some people can’t help that they're not in good health. We should, of course, protect the vulnerable, but it was mostly a disease of the very old, which every disease is a threat to, and people who have comorbidities, which mostly is due to lifestyle." He concluded by saying, "They just prevent you from dying, which is a great part of it, let's not undercount that."