Speaking on CNN, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s leading infectious disease expert, emphasized that immigrants are “not at all” responsible for the rise in Covid-19 infections in the United States.
“This is not immigrant-driven,” Fauci told CNN’s “State of the Union.”
“This is the problem within our country, in the same way that it is a problem with other countries around the world,” he said. “The idea that when you have 700,000 Americans dead and millions and millions and millions of Americans are infected, you don’t want to look outside of the problem.”
Fauci said that “the driving force “of Covid-19 infections across the country” is within our own country. ”
Most Republicans believe, without evidence, that immigrants and tourists are responsible for the recent surge in Covid-19 infections, according to a recent poll from the Kaiser Family Foundation.
Republican politicians have also echoed these falsehoods.
In August, Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) Made that outlandish claim that Democrats are “pulling” sick children off the US-Mexico border and planting them across the country as part of a larger plan to “seed” the highly contagious Delta variant across the country.
“They are taking children out of the border who may have it, and they are taking them out and placing them all over the United States, as if they wanted to seed the country with a new variant. It’s a terrible thing to do, “Paul said on Fox News at the time.
Alan is a writer, editor, and news junkie based in New York.