Dr. Oz calls Fauci 'cowardly'

Dr. Mehmet Oz
Dr. Mehmet Oz, Professor of Surgery, Columbia University speaks onstage during the 2021 Concordia Annual Summit - Day 2 at Sheraton New York on September 21, 2021 in New York City. Photo credit Riccardo Savi/Getty Images for Concordia Summit

NEW ORLEANS (WWL) — Pennsylvania Senate candidate Dr. Mehmet Oz continued to share his thoughts on Chief Medical Advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci -- and they're not flattering. This time, he referred to him as cowardly.

"Fauci and other cowardly leaders were just following each other," Oz said on Fox News, discussing how the nation's leaders worked to fight the pandemic. "One-size-fits-all medicine, it doesn't work."

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This wasn't the first time Oz, running as a Republican for the open Senate seat in Pennsylvania, has been outspoken on Fauci. He has also called him a "petty tyrant" and challenged him to a debate in mid-January.

While talking with Fox News's Sean Hannity last week, Oz spoke more on this topic, saying that Fauci and others need to be held responsible for the things they have said during the pandemic.

"He's got to defend what he's been saying, and he's too arrogant to pull back," Oz said.

The former TV show host referred to the dismissal of therapeutics that some wanted to test on COVID-19 patients at the beginning of the pandemic.

"We completely ignored the possibility of therapeutics," Oz said, adding that he and Hannity discussed it in March 2020. "We got slammed for it, but it turns out in retrospect, it was probably the best path."

The problem that Oz says he has is with the way experts like Fauci addressed the issue. He says that doctors need to "treat the patient in front of you" because it's not a "one size fits all plan."

"Fauci has never taken care of patients," Oz said. "He's a virologist. He works in test tubes. So there's no approach to patient care… that's where you need leadership, and it's not been there."

While Oz claims that Fauci has never taken care of patients, the virologist says otherwise. Fauci has shared in multiple interviews that he works one-on-one with patients, according to Factcheck.org.

Either way, Oz could soon be sitting next to Senator Rand Paul, grilling the epidemiologist if voters choose him to be the next senator of Pennsylvania.

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