- Oct 30, 2007
In a telephone interview the next day, Dr. Fauci acknowledged that he had slowly but deliberately been moving the goal posts. He is doing so, he said, partly based on new science, and partly on his gut feeling that the country is finally ready to hear what he really thinks.
The R0 estimates suggest that a 60-70% vaccination rate is necessary to achieve herd immunity. This is the official position of the WHO. I don't think that Dr. Fauci is moving the goal posts based off new science, I think he's doing it to encourage more people to get vaccinated.
Dr. Fauci doesn't appear to have any problem with misleading the public if he feels he's doing it for the greater good. His opinion means nothing to me now, because I don't trust him to tell me the truth.