Democrat ignores front-line doctors’ advice, appoints Washington bureaucrat and liberal politician to fight pandemic
Los Angeles, CA – Joe Biden’s transition team has announced the intention to nominate former congressman and current California Attorney General Xavier Becerra for HHS secretary and Dr. Anthony Fauci to continue as head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Simone Gold, MD, JD and founder of America’s Frontline Doctors, offered the following statement in response:
“Americans don’t need career bureaucrats, politicians, and lawyers leading this nation through the pandemic. They need medical professionals with front-line expertise. Mr. Biden’s choices send a troubling signal about how he intends to handle healthcare policy.
“Xavier Becerra is a lawyer and politician with no medical background. He supports a government takeover of our healthcare which would be disastrous for patient choice, quality of care, and the future of the doctor-patient relationship.
“Dr. Fauci hasn’t treated a patient in four decades and his missteps during the pandemic have caused confusion and grave suffering. His early advocacy of a nationwide shutdown led to economic collapse and millions of unemployed Americans. Dr. Fauci’s complete reversal on facial masks demonstrates that his recommendations are more closely related to media posturing than sound medical advice. His opposition to early treatments for COVID-infected patients with mild to moderate symptoms was contradicted by the science and condemned thousands of patients to avoidable illness and death.
“America’s Frontline Doctors calls on the former vice president to focus on common-sense solutions to the pandemic instead of further politicizing Americans’ healthcare to the detriment of patients everywhere.”