Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s leading infectious disease expert, said he is bothered when he has to debunk nonsense.
“The one thing that bothers me is the amount of things that aren’t evidence-based. And we’ve seen examples of that in the United States — like claims that certain drugs have a great, positive effect, when there’s no scientific evidence whatsoever that they have a positive effect. And yet it gets ingrained, and I and my colleagues have to spend a lot of time trying to debunk that,” he said during a Friday webinar with the Friends of the Global Fight.
“And you’re in the middle of a pandemic and you’re trying hard to address all the appropriate issues, it is truly a waste of time to have to debunk nonsense. But you know, unfortunately, we’ve had to do that,” he said.