FACT CHECK: Anthony Fauci Falsely Claims He Never Recommended Shutdowns to Fight Coronavirus
CLAIM: Dr. Anthony Fauci claimed he never advised the president to call for a public shutdown to help fight the coronavirus.
“First of all, I didn’t recommend locking anything down, you’re asking me questions, you’re talking about — the CDC’s the public agency that uses their epidemiologists and their science-based approach to make recommendations,” Fauci said in an interview on Monday on the Hill‘s “Rising” show after host Batya Ungar-Sargon asked him if he still supported the idea of shutting down schools.
VERDICT: FALSE. Fauci is on the record recalling publicly...