Here's why I feel for Fauci and the rest of the career medical and science professions.

In order to get vital information to the public, Fauci needs to be the authoritative voice.

To be authoritative, Fauci needs to keep his job.

To keep his job he has to placate Trump.
He could have bucked Trump from the beginning, and got canned early, to be replaced with a hack.

Or he could try to play Trump just enough to stay in the position and smuggle truth out of the White House.

It's really a no-win situation.
Either compromise your credibility some while still getting information out of step aside and let someone who's going to spew pure lies take your spot...

I can understand how it's a tough choice... And someone who is an epidemiologist is not the kind to go for a Hail Mary.
Someone like Fauci is going to be a pragmatist and take the route he thinks will best accomplish harm reduction in the face of an erratic, compassionless con man with the power to kill millions.

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