Dr. Anthony Fauci had recommended canceling religious “services” in March 5, 2020, but then encouraged campaign rallies and cruise ships just a few days later, according to new emails.
In a March 4 email, Joshua Gordon, the Director of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) asked Fauci if he should cancel religious services.
“Should I counsel them to cancel service this Friday/Saturday? I’m hoping you can spare a bit of time for this advice, [redacted]…PSS great job today in the hearing,” Gordon asked.
“You should counsel the rabbi to cancel the services this [redacted]. Are the local/city/state health departments [redacted] doing any contract tracing?” Fauci responded.
But just four days later, on March 9 2020, Fauci approved of Americans going on cruise vacations and attending campaign rallies.
“If you are a healthy young person, there is no reason if you want to go on a cruise ship, to not go on a cruise ship,” Fauci said during a White House briefing.
And on campaign rallies, Fauci said:
You know, I can’t comment on campaign rallies. It really depends. We are having as we all said — this is something in motion. This is an evolving thing. So I’m not sure what we’re going to be able to say at the time we’re going to have a campaign rally. If you’re talking about a campaign rally tomorrow, in a place where there is no community spread, I think the judgment to have it might be a good judgment. [But] if you want to talk about large gatherings in a place you have community spread, I think that’s a judgment call, and if someone decides they want to cancel it, I wouldn’t publicly criticize them.
Throughout the pandemic in 2020 and now 2021, Democrat governors deemed churches to be “non-essential” services, but kept liquor stores, abortion clinics, marijuana clinics and strip clubs open.
But churches are pushing back.
For example, California Gov. Gavin Newsom was ordered to pay $1.35 million to the Harvest Rock Church for violating its religious freedom during the COVID lockdowns.
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