A little openly published research (volume 1).
Here are the US deaths by year and the change from the previous year, as reported by the CDC, the US Government Agency.
Year 2017: 2,818,503 Americans died
Year 2018: 2,839,205 deaths (20,702 more than the previous year 2017)
Year 2019: 2,855,000 deaths (16,300 more than the previous year 2018)
Year 2020: 2,913,144 deaths (57,641 more than the previous year 2019)
2020 was the year of the pandemic and Covid-related deaths are claimed to be in excess of 500,000.
Maybe the people making the claims didn’t have Dr Fauci’s expertise in science?