Washington State Republicans Rebuked By Fauci
Nation’s Leading Health Expert Warns Country About GOP’s Anti-Science Reopening Plan
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | May 12, 2020
SEATTLE — Today during Senate testimony on Capitol Hill, Dr. Anthony Fauci, America’s leading health expert, warned that states reopening too quickly would cause economic damage and “suffering and death that could be avoided.”
This warning flies in the face of Washington state Republicans’ herd immunity plan for Washington State. Their irresponsible and dangerous mass infection plans are not supported by health experts in-state or nationally like Dr. Fauci. And as Dr. Fauci testified, reopening too quickly would actually cause further economic damage.
“I don’t understand why it seems to be so so difficult for the Washington GOP to understand we cannot have an economic recovery without adequate public health protections,” said Tina Podlodowski, Chair of the Washington State Democratic Party. “Public opinion poll, after poll, after poll, after poll, after poll shows the vast majority of Washingtonians and Americans support strong public health measures like the ones Governor Inslee and Democrats in Olympia have put forward. Until the Trump administration starts pulling its weight in delivering on a national testing strategy to give working people the confidence they need to go about their daily lives again safely, all the tweets and rallies in the world won’t revive our economy.”