"[T]he people who are giving the ad hominems are saying, 'Ah, Fauci misled us. First he said no masks, then he said masks,'" Fauci said on the podcast, which drops tomorrow. "Well, let me give you a flash. That's the way science works. You work with the data you have at the time."
"It was not a change because I felt like flip-flopping. It was a change because the evidence changed, the data changed."
"[I]t isn't a question of being wrong. It's a question of going with the data as you have, and being humble enough and flexible enough to change with the data."
After 37 years in his job, Fauci said puts "very little weight in the adulation, and very little weight in the craziness of condemning me."