Dr. Fauci speaks out on death threats he's been receiving

Dr. Fauci made comments about the death threats he and his family have been receiving in a National Geographic virtual panel.
2:11 | 08/11/20

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Two year leadership has not come without some straps and frustrations person. On unit talked about during the aids crisis or you hate mail on during this crisis you had a debt to our student what you had hired security. We saw six unity in the beginning this pandemic people and we're all in this together now seeing anger. Did you see comedy where. Well I just think it's it's reflection. That it ices this in the country. It has taken on a political column. Like nothing at that scene I've gotten people. Were set that I was putting effort. The HIV aids I mean a lot of that was people who homophobic. And shelter I was diverting resources to people that they didn't think should be taught society obviously ridiculous. What that was never anything. That was seriously is now. Where people get angry enough that they. Threaten my life and it could terribly arrest. My wife and my children with phone calls and I'm anyone about things that they do. Which you know lit I I didn't hire security the federal government is providing it. For me eight seems inconceivable. I mean if you just think about a ticket deep breath and think about it. That when you're trying to promote public health principles. To see people's lives she helped me. That is such device in this country that that's interpreted. To be so far from your own way of thinking that you actually want to threaten the purse. I mean I just it is hoped to meet a figure that out except to say boy I hope we get past. This device this in our country. And get more down to even though people are they different thoughts and ideologies. That we get it out of the realm. Of such intense. Devices in his. But you start doing things like people that that's just no way of society. Can really functioned well go along that way we gotta get asked.

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