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Trump Surgeon General Suggests Fauci Got COVID Because Others Were Careless

"It shows no matter how cautious you are, you remain at the mercy of others' actions"

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Vice Admiral Jerome Adams, U.S. Surgeon General, takes off a protective mask while speaking during a 'Wear A Mask' tour stop in Dalton, Georgia, U.S., on Thursday, July 2, 2020. Governor Kemp on Wednesday expressed his skepticism about the need for a statewide mask mandate and his reluctance to impose one, calling it an issue he feels is "overpoliticized." Photographer: Elijah Nouvelage/Bloomberg via Getty Images
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Former Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams suggested on Thursday that Dr. Anthony Fauci — President Joe Biden’s Chief Medical Adviser — could have come down with COVID because the people around him had been less cautious than he was.

Adams, who served as Surgeon General under former President Donald Trump, was responding to the news that Fauci, 81, had tested positive for COVID on Wednesday and was experiencing mild symptoms.

“Thoughts on Dr. Fauci’s #COVID19 diagnosis,” Adams tweeted. “1) It shows no matter how cautious you are, you remain at the mercy of others actions / uncontrolled spread- but, 2) Also shows you can go 2 years without covid/ repeat covid IF you take reasonable precautions. Get well soon, friend!”

Adams went on to say that Fauci’s own precautions likely allowed him to stave off infection for two years – which he said was important because continued study of the novel coronavirus had shed light on the risks of potential complications even in mild or asymptomatic cases.

“Why is delaying an infection that everyone is likely to get still important? Because we now know even asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic #COVID19 can still cause brain, heart, and endocrine problems. Every infection is a roll of the dice,” he said, noting that fewer infections meant fewer rolls of the dice.

“I don’t ‘live in fear of #COVID19,'” Adams concluded. “I travel quite a bit for work, and I’m still social on occasion. But I’m also vaccinated, boosted, and take precautions like quality masking, testing and awareness of environment (eg ventilation) when circumstances warrant. This is the way.”

Noam Blum (@neontaster) was not impressed with Dr. Adams’ suggestion that it was the people around Fauci who had caused his infection.

“Point 1 is absurd bulls***,” he said. “If you’re quadruple vaxxed and take your own prophylactic precautions like an N95, someone else not wearing a cloth mask in your vicinity does not increase your risk in any measurable way. Stop lying to engineer public behavioral outcomes.”

Blum followed that with a screenshot of a tweet posted by Adams — then the U.S. Surgeon General — on February 29, 2020. In that tweet, Adams advised the public not to buy masks and stated that they did not work to control the spread of COVID. Blum labeled the tweet “Don’t listen to Jerome Adams challenge.”

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