State Senator Says to Ignore Fauci on Holiday Parties

While it is undeniably true that the coronavirus pandemic is once again waning, with Americans having bested the delta variant in recent weeks, there are still plenty among us who are urging a great deal of caution for the coming weeks.

Their fears are, like last year, that the cooler weather will push people back indoors where air is more often recirculated, and the virus can reproduce more easily.  Leading this charge, unsurprisingly, is Dr. Anthony Fauci, who has gained a rather unfortunate reputation among Americans who’ve remained unafraid of the coronavirus itself.

Now, as Fauci continues to urge caution, one Florida Senator is suggesting that we simply ignore him.

Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL), chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC), dismissed suggestions that Dr. Anthony Fauci can give or take away permission for Americans to celebrate the holidays with their families, calling it “insane that the government thinks it can tell people how to live.”

“We don’t need Fauci’s permission to celebrate the holidays with family. People are smart. They know how to make decisions that best protect their loved ones. It’s insane that the government thinks it can tell people how to live,” Scott said in response to the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases chief’s recent remarks[…]

And while Scott’s suggestion may seem bold on its face, there is no doubt that a great many Americans have already been ignoring Dr. Fauci, and for a several months at that.