Twila Brase, a registered nurse and the president/co-founder of Citizens' Council for Health Freedom (CCHF), thinks in his time as director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and the chief medical advisor to the president, Dr. Fauci has been "a detriment to public health and a detriment to the lives of Americans."
"He should no longer be in a position where he can harm the American people," she adds.
The 81-year-old told Reuters late last year that he was "not even remotely contemplating" retirement. But now, Politico has broken the news of Fauci's retirement plans. He has served as director of the NIAID since 1984.
"I don't think there is anything else that I, Tony Fauci, can do except leave behind an institution where I have picked the best people in the country, if not the world, who will continue my vision," said Fauci.
But Brase hopes the next administration will "make sure that people who would continue Dr. Fauci's vision are no longer in position to do so."
"There were great concerns in the population with the diagnosis of AIDS, and he was not allowing a certain antibiotic to be prescribed to them," the CCHF president recalls. "That antibiotic is now prescribed often because it's very helpful for their lives. With COVID, one of the most important things Dr. Fauci could have done is to try to save people with early and effective treatment."
Fauci has long been a proponent of COVID shots. Even when he recently admitted to Neil Cavuto's "Your World" program on Fox News Channel that vaccines do not protect "overly well" against infection, he claimed that they do "protect quite well against severe disease leading to hospitalization and death."
"I believe that's the reason why at my age being vaccinated and boosted, even though it didn't protect me against infection, I feel confident that it made a major role in protecting me from progressing to severe disease," said Fauci.
Brase, however, thinks that was a bad approach.
"It has not been how to treat the virus, and that has been dangerous and detrimental to the American public, some of whom have died and others who will be living with the consequences of a spiked protein for a long time," she laments.
Given the way that a lot of mainstream news outlets and reporters have covered Fauci in recent years, Brase is not so sure that future generations will get a fair and accurate portrayal of the man Politico calls "the most famous scientist in America."