A recent video clip from the new episode of “American Masters” shows Fauci awkwardly being rejected while selling vax door-to-door in the Anacostia neighborhood.
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Dr. Anthony Fauci and DC Mayor Muriel Bowser got roundly rejected when they went door to door pitching the COVID-19 vaccine at the height of the pandemic, newly unearthed video shows.
A clip from the upcoming episode of PBS’ “American Masters” series shows Fauci, 82, and the Democratic mayor making the rounds in the Anacostia neighborhood in June 2021, Fox News reported.
At the time, he was the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
“They’re sort of the disenfranchised group that we’ve got to reach out to,” Fauci says to the camera, referring to the residents of the historically black neighborhood where vaccination rates were low.
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One man greeted the duo with a heavy dose of skepticism.
“So, I’m not going to be lining up taking a shot on a vaccination for something that wasn’t clear in the first place,” he tells the top doc and Bowser.
“Nine months is definitely not enough for nobody to be taking no vaccination that you all came up with,” he says when Fauci tells him how long it took to develop the jab.
Bowser tries to allay his concerns.
“The only reason I’m talking to you right now, as close as we are, is that I’ve been vaccinated,” she says. “If thousands of people like you don’t get vaccinated, you’re going to let this virus continue to percolate in this country and in this world.”
He interjects: “Something like the common flu, then, right?”
A committee called the Select Subcommittee has been charged by Congress with thoroughly investigating the COVID-19 pandemic, including the development of vaccines and the subsequent policies and mandates.
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