To be honest, their reaction/response has so bad that it is hard to figure out. A big part of the problem is that life long bureaucrats and politicians feel a very strong need to do something, anything to look like they are in control, exude leadership, and show off their superior intellect. They are addicted to the attention, the media, and the congratulatory feedback.I am curious to know what you think their political goals might be.
They also politicized this from the start attacking anything and everything Trump did. Fauci kept saying it would take 18-24 months for any vaccine to be approved. Even said that in Oct....less then two months befor Pfizer to submitted its vaccine for approval. He had to know it was close as he had to be getting updates on their research. But he lied so as to hurt Trump’s re-election.
They also refused to take a serious look at hydroxychloroquin and/or ivermectin. Instead of using very ill hospitalized patients they should have contacted the many doctors who claimed they had good success using both and design some studies using their protocols........treat some people prophylacticly and treat others with 48 hrs of first symptoms. If the studies showed it worked they could have saved hundreds of thousands and billions of dollars. If it proved it didn’t work it would have convinced millions more to get vaxxed as they would have lost treatment options.
And speaking of treatments why are there no advanced protocols to treat people as soon as symptoms appear? Where is the research on developing treatments?
Fauci is married to the vaccines. Just as he was during the HIV pandemic 30 years ago. He always pushes vaccines 100% to the detriment of treatments.