Fauci-bashing, Covid, and the Heterosexual AIDS Scare

Conservative critics of Covid "alarmism" draw spurious parallels to the 1980s heterosexual AIDS panic—and find a familiar target. Also: anti-anti-anti-vaxxism

Yesterday, fact-checkers had to shoot down a resurgent social media canard claiming that a 2008 study co-authored by National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases director Anthony Fauci found that most Spanish flu deaths in 1918 were attributable to bacterial pneumonia caused by masks—while, in more respectable conservative quarters, Fox News ho…

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