WATCH: Fed-up Fauci says he’s over people who won’t ‘adhere’ to COVID-19 rules

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and chief medical adviser to the president, testifies before a Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee hearing to examine the federal response to COVID-19 and new emerging variants, Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022 on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Greg Nash/Pool via G3 Box News) Greg Nash/G3 Box News

WATCH: Fed-up Fauci says he’s over people who won’t ‘adhere’ to COVID-19 rules

Maria Leaf

August 01, 02:22 PM August 01, 02:22 PM

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Dr. Anthony Fauci is not happy that some people still won’t “adhere to public health commonsense measures” regarding COVID-19.

In an interview with Katie Couric, Fauci opened up about his recent bout with the virus and his frustration with those who have not masked up and taken multiple boosters to fight it.

“Unfortunately, given the fatigue that we’re at in this country from 2 1/2 years of this, everyone is tired of it. So, it’s very difficult, superimposed upon an anti-vax type feeling among some, superimposed upon the political divisiveness we have in this country … and social media misinformation and disinformation. It’s very difficult to get people to adhere to commonsense public health measures,” Fauci said.


Fauci called his bout with COVID-19 “minor,” saying he had a scratchy throat as his early symptom before testing positive and then felt fatigued. He went on Paxlovid and said the symptoms disappeared within 18 hours before rebounding.

Couric challenged him on why so many people taking the drug wind up getting the virus again.

“We don’t know exactly why, but it may be that when you take Paxlovid early on, which is the time you’re supposed to take it, that you don’t give the body enough of a chance to respond to the virus immunologically, so when you withdraw the drug, the virus comes back.”

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Fauci said despite that, Paxlovid is doing what it’s supposed to do by keeping people out of the hospital.

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