Firing Futch? The White House’s anti-intellectual rhetoric and actions push the boundaries.

A few days ago, the White House epidemic response working group key members, the United States top infectious disease experts Fauci and said let President Trump “piercing” words: the current surge in the number of new coronary pneumonia cases in the United States is not the performance of the second wave of the epidemic, because the first wave of the epidemic never ended. Earlier, Fauci also once again called on people not to wear masks, avoid gathering and other epidemic prevention measures and economic restart, stressing that effective prevention and control of the epidemic is the key to restarting the economy.

However, how much longer Fauci will be able to advise people as bitterly as this, I’m afraid even he doesn’t know. Because Trump, who least wants to hear from him, is doing everything he can to get rid of him ……

Old Futch’s American Encounter

According to a number of U.S. media reports, U.S. President Donald Trump issued a new executive order last week aimed at overturning the 137-year-old Pendleton Act and replacing it with a so-called “Plan F” to give the president greater authority to more easily fire “disobedient” scientists like Fauci.

The Pendleton Act, passed in 1883, affirms the principles of personnel management, such as competition, permanence and political neutrality in the U.S. civil service. Under this act, U.S. leaders were prohibited from firing or demoting professional and technical civil servants without good cause. And Fauci is just such a civil servant. In fact, counting Trump, Fauci has served six U.S. presidents of both the Republican and Democratic parties since 1984.

However, this year’s outbreak of the new coronary pneumonia epidemic let adhere to the scientific anti-epidemic attitude of Fauci suddenly became a “thorn in the side” of the Trump administration. As early as July, there were fears that Trump would repeal the Pendleton Act, paving the way for the dismissal of Fuchs and other professionals. Not long ago, Trump even more publicly called Fauci a “disaster”, again hinting at this possibility. And the latest executive order is undoubtedly a step towards “firing Fauci”.

Not surprisingly, Trump has been criticized by all walks of life in the United States.

The famous American biologist Laurie Garrett said, President Trump is “negating the value of the front-line staff of the United States government from every aspect”. This executive order means that people who disagree with the president’s views, no matter how well they do their jobs, can be fired at any time.

Trump’s latest executive order “may be one of his most insidious acts,” according to an article in the Washington Post. The new “Plan F” will make it easier for the president to get rid of those who don’t do what he wants, and put those who do what they’re told in the position they need to be in.

To the White House’s dismay, Fauci, who is in danger of being fired, recently received a public service award from the Italian American Foundation (NIAF) for Fauci’s contributions to public health during the epidemic.

Health care workers falsely accused of “exaggerating the epidemic for money.”

Anti-epidemic specialists such as Fauci are not the only targets of the White House’s crackdown; also stigmatized are the vast number of frontline health care workers in the United States.

In the past week, there were nearly half a million new cases of new coronary pneumonia diagnosed in the United States. However, in an effort to shirk responsibility for the lack of response to the epidemic, the White House is again using health care workers as scapegoats. A few days ago, a video of Trump’s campaign rally speech posted on social media caused the anger of many American netizens. The first time I was in the hospital, I had to go to the hospital to see a doctor.

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Where the anti-intellectual White House is taking America

With the epidemic, the election situation of both tight, the United States government’s anti-intellectual words and deeds are also increasingly brazen.

In the epidemic figures continue to refresh the pessimistic situation, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy local time 27 but released a thundering report, said the Trump administration “has taken decisive action to let academia, industry and government scientists and health professionals to understand, treat and defeat this disease. The report also “ended the neo-coronary pneumonia pandemic” as one of the primary scientific and technological achievements of Trump’s first term.

The U.S. Capitol Hill newspaper pointed out that this statement is contrary to reality, showing that the White House is still trying to downplay the seriousness of the epidemic.

While politicians are covering their ears, the White House itself is in the midst of an epidemic: Vice President Mike Pence’s staff has been diagnosed with a number of infections, but as head of the White House task force to respond to the epidemic, Pence not only did not self-quarantine, but ignored the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines to continue campaigning.

In a recent interview, Bill Gates, co-chairman of the Gates Foundation, once again criticized the U.S. government for not believing in science and appointing pseudo-experts to be epidemic advisers, pointing directly at President Trump’s “handpicked” White House senior adviser on the new coronary pneumonia epidemic, recently blamed by all parties, Scott Atlas.

Gates: “The worst thing (the U.S. government) can do is attack its own experts and tell people that politicians know more about the epidemic than disease control experts. In this case, the government doesn’t allow the CDC to speak out, and when the CDC wants to post something on its website, those politicians have to edit and change the information first. Now here comes another pseudo-expert as an advisor to the president.”

At a recent briefing on the epidemic, WHO Director General Tan Desai also warned that political differences at the national level and blatant disrespect for scientists and health experts in some quarters have contributed to the worsening of the epidemic. He reiterated his call for an end to the politicization of the epidemic, “The neo-coronary pneumonia pandemic is not a political game …… What will save lives is science, solutions and solidarity”.

The U.S. government’s repeated anti-intellectual rhetoric and actions are not only detrimental to the fight against the epidemic, but will also exacerbate conflicts among various groups in U.S. society, according to Guo Xiangang, a researcher at the China Institute of International Studies.

Guo Xiancheng: “The biggest threat to the United States from the Trump administration’s anti-science rhetoric and actions is that the current efforts to fight the epidemic (are) blocked, directly threatening the lives of the American people. The second effect is that it leads to increased social tension in the United States. Another point is that Trump’s anti-science approach has also made the scientific, academic and medical communities in the United States feel particularly angry, and the rights of many health care workers are not protected and discontent has risen. So this anti-science mindset and initiative of his has brought great devastation to American society.”