Comedian Bill Maher, host of HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher,” slammed Dr. Anthony Fauci and the medical establishment during an interview last week over their handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“I’m over Covid,” Maher said. “I was never scared of it. I was always scared of the reaction to it, and as this has played out, that only proved to be more true for me. I’m sure many people feel different, but that’s me.”
“One of the emerging realities over the past few months is that many are simply exhausted by the pandemic now and what feels like ever-changing standards from governments and scientists — changing regulations, requirement and edicts, like the recent move to quarantine now for just five days if you test positive for Covid,” a reporter with Deadline said to Maher. “Listening to you, it sounds like you really don’t think Dr. Anthony Fauci or the medical establishment really know what they are doing, that this is more whack-a-mole?”
“They don’t know a lot about anything,” Maher responded. “That’s not a criticism of them like they’re being corrupt, although there certainly is plenty of corruption in the medical establishment. 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. Yes, that’s true. 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. But in general, we still don’t understand too much about how the human body works.”
“So, don’t sit there in your white coat and tell me, just do what we say. When have we ever been wrong?” Maher added. “A lot is my answer. A lot. 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.”
During this week’s broadcast of “Real Time with Bill Maher,” Maher repeatedly slammed the response from the political Left to the pandemic, saying that despite claiming to be pro-science, many of the things that they do have nothing to do with science.
“This is I think where Democrats look bad. Like, ‘We’re the people of science’ and then a lot of what they do has nothing to do with science, like suggesting you wear masks outside. There’s no science to that,” Maher said. “Or that the virus can get me when I’m walking in a restaurant but not when I’m sitting down. There’s so much mindless bureaucracy! [NBA star] Kyrie Irving can play on the road, but not home games!’ That — it’s just stupid!”