Anthony Fauci, America’s Leading Epidemiologist, Denounces “Death Threats”

The main epidemiologist of the US Government, Anthony Fauci denounced this Tuesday before the Senate having received “death threats” because of the “lies” that the Republicans pour against him and revealed the arrest of a man who wanted to assassinate him weeks ago.

I have received death threats, harassing my family and my children with obscene calls because people are lying about me”Fauci told the Upper House Health Committee in a tense discussion with Republican Senator Rand Paul during an appearance on COVID-19 infection records.

The epidemiologist gave as an example that on December 21, the Police arrested a man in Iowa who was traveling from Sacramento (California) to Washington to assassinate him. “In his vehicle they found an AR-15 rifle and various ammunition,” explained Fauci.

Previously, Paul accused him of “attacking scientists who disagree” with him and held Fauci responsible for the deaths of more than 800,000 Americans since the start of the pandemic.

For his part, Fauci regretted that the senator “uses the catastrophic epidemic for his political game.”

It is not the first difference between Fauci and the Republican senator, since during a similar appearance last November, Paul hinted that the National Institutes of Health (NIH), led by Fauci, funded an investigation in Wuhan (China) from which the coronavirus resulted.

U.S This Tuesday broke a new record for hospitalizations due to COVID-19 with more than 145,000 people admitted to health centers, according to data from the Department of Health and Human Services (HSS, in English).

In total, there are 145,982 hospitalized patients in the country with COVID-19, of which 4,462 are minors.