Dr. Fauci Laughs At Idea Of Retiring, Says He’s Not Going Anywhere

(FiveNation.com)- Last week Americans who want nothing more than Dr. Anthony Fauci disappearing forever were delighted at the news that the diminutive COVID dictator suggested he may retire after the “pandemic phase” of COVID comes to an end.

But on Sunday, in yet another appearance on ABC’s “This Week,” Fauci walked back his previous remarks, telling George Stephanopoulos he didn’t expect anything to change in the near future.

It all started last week when Fauci appeared on the “Start Here” podcast with Brad Mielke where he told Mielke that he would stay on in his job until “we get out of the pandemic phase” which he believed we “might be there already.”

Sure, he didn’t out-and-out say, “I’m planning to retire,” but he came pretty close, telling Mielke that he can’t stay in his job forever and he looked forward to the day when he could spend more time with his wife and family.

Perhaps the celebration that erupted after his interview hurt Tony’s feelings. Because in his interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos on Sunday, he was singing a different tune.

Stephanopoulos brought up Fauci’s interview with Mielke and asked if we had arrived at the point in the pandemic where Fauci could step aside and “get some rest.”

A chuckling Fauci said he wasn’t so sure. He said we’re still in a pandemic and “we have a way to go” so he wants to make sure we really are out of the pandemic before he considers “doing anything different.”

The dirty little secret is Fauci has no plans to retire. He can say he’ll retire once we are out of the pandemic because he will never declare the pandemic over. Fauci might as well have told Mielke “I’ll retire when pig’s fly.”

The COVID pandemic has been the best thing to ever happen to Anthony Fauci. He doesn’t want it to end.

And during his interview with Stephanopoulos, Fauci gave the game away, warning that we will face new variants, new surges, and new lockdowns and we must always be prepared.