Skip to comments.Fauci on gun violence: 'How can you say that's not a public health issue?'
Posted on 04/18/2021 5:56:29 PM PDT by MarvinStinson
Dr. Anthony Fauci said Sunday that the "horrifying" spate of mass shootings in the U.S. shows why gun violence is a public health issue.
"As a public health person, I think you can't run away from that," Fauci said on CNN's "State of the Union" when host Dana Bash asked if gun violence is a "public health emergency."
"I mean, in this last month, it's just been horrifying," replied Fauci, the U.S. government's foremost infectious disease expert. "How can you say that's not a public health issue?"
The question came in the aftermath of Thursday's mass shooting at an Indianapolis FedEx facility, where nine people were left dead, including the gunman.
Another eight people were killed in the Atlanta area last month, when a shooter attacked spa businesses. And 10 people were killed last month in a supermarket in Boulder, Colo. All the incidents put together, CNN reported, totaled to more than 40 mass shootings in the past month.
Earlier this month, President Biden called gun violence an "epidemic" and "international embarrassment" when he announced a half-dozen executive actions on firearms.
Mass shootings occurred much less frequently last year during the coronavirus pandemic and related lockdowns. According to the Associated Press, 2020 had the smallest number of such shootings in more than a decade.
Former President Barack Obama, who had to repeatedly address mass shootings during his eight years in office, argued after the Boulder shooting last month that the U.S. can't rely on a "once-in-a-century pandemic" to slow such attacks.
"We shouldn't have to choose between one type of tragedy and another," Obama said.
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Fearmongers playing doctor, and benevolent dictators are a public health issue.
You can warp everything into a public health issue.
And thats what theyre doing.
He’s fine with this, but people asking him about the border crisis is just plain crazy? Yeah, whatever.
Being lenient on viokent criminals is the real public health issue.
They dont want to do that though. Only if the thug is white. Otherwise....
How can anyone say socialism isn’t a public health issue, when socialists murdered over 100 million people over the last century?
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Fascist/Socialist/Communist regimes that murdered over 100,000,000 of their own citizens in the 20th century alone is a far greater public health threat.
Aha, next up: Gun Violence Pandemic.
How can you say letting untested for diseases immigrants in this country with no criminal background checks not a public health issue? I can’t hear you Dr. Fauci.
It’s not a public health issue...that’s how.
Here’s how you demented little dictator. Gun violence is not a public health issue.
But allowing throngs of untested illegal aliens cross the border is not a health issue??
So, gun violence is a health issue but not using your hands, a club, a hose, a rock, knife, 2x4, lead pipe, piano wire scissors, rope, car, golf club, a chain saw or a hatchet to name a few ‘health hazard’ weapons.
Fauci is an idiot.
You’re a public health issue a-hole !
Then it’s been a public health issue in Chicago and DC for years and years.....what has he done about it?
Your chances of being shot dead are about as great as your chances of dying in a car wreck. 40,000 for auto. 40,000 for all gun deaths, includes accidents and suicides.
Anyone going to give up driving?
Now the Democrats are going to need to decide if it is public health issue or infrastructure.
There’s a long list of medical-related organizations that have pushed against our Second Amendment rights for decades. Haven’t seen that list published for a while. The brainwashing comes from women’s studies, nursing, English, social work, psychology and other departments in the universities.
It looks like this. Males are violent. Males like guns. Males start wars, etc.
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