Social media users are calling out Dr. Anthony Fauci for an alleged double standard imposed in gatherings; this comes after he made comments about Sturgis Motorcycle rally, yet allowed Obama’s birthday celebration.
The uproar came after Fauci made comments, expressing his concerns about the upcoming Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota, speculating that it could be a “super spreader” event.
Fauci claimed that the motorcycle rally might cause another surge
During an interview with Chuck Todd on “Meet the Press”, Fauci stated that he is very concerned about how they might see another surge in relation to the Sturgis Motorcycle rally.
Although Fauci admitted that these acts are understandable and people want to have the freedom to do what they want, he asked the rallygoers to consider the impact of the event on the spread of COVID-19.
Fauci also added that there is a time when a public health crisis could involve you and your family and this issue should be more important than merely trying to do what you want. However, social media users were quick to notice how Fauci does not have the same concern when talking about high-profile events.
One user said that Fauci did not say anything about Obama’s birthday party or the Lollapalooza event. However, riding a motorcycle outdoors in free air is something Fauci says will be a super spreader.
No comment from St. Fauci on Obama’s soirée last night with a few hundred of his closest friends – or how about Lollapalooza last week in Chicago 🤔 Or, I guess it’s SELECTIVE festivities, because the virus knows, and only attacks those who fit the Dems’ narrative 🙄 https://t.co/AcmoAvQs7T
— Sarah Johnson (@SarahJohnsonPR) August 8, 2021
Other social media users also mocked Fauci on what they see as a “double standard” when it comes to scrutinizing gatherings. One user also pointed out how Fauci did not make any comments about Obama’s birthday last night, hosting hundred of his close friends, or the Lollapalooza event in Chicago last week.
The user then pointed out that maybe it is only with selected gatherings that the virus will attack people and infect only those who oppose the narratives of Democrats.
South Dakota Governor: facts are coming to light and these restrictions are nothing but political
Meanwhile, other social media users argued that the COVID vaccine is now widely available, and it is time for the federal government to stop regulating gatherings.
Drew Holden wrote in his commentary that the COVID vaccine is now universally available; it is free and 99.99% effective at limiting death. Holden added that the COVID-19 pandemic is now over and the people how to go back to living.
There is a universally available, free vaccine that is 99.999% effective at preventing death.
The pandemic is over. People need to get back to living. https://t.co/j145NLEt6L
— Drew Holden (@DrewHolden360) August 8, 2021
The biker bash held annually has been made the subject of media criticism for two years. This caused Kristi Noem, the South Dakota GOP governor, to defend her state’s signature event.
Then, last May, Noem told Fox News how the media lied about the biker bash for a year, stating that they have been wrongly labeling it as a super spreader event