Dr. Fauci admits health experts lied about masks at the beginning of coronavirus pandemic
In the early weeks of the coronavirus epidemic, the question many Americans were asking was: Should we be wearing masks? In response, U.S. public health officials including theU.S. Surgeon, said that masks weren’t necessary for the general public. “The data doesn’t show that wearing masks in public will help people during the coronavirus pandemic,” US Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams, said back in March.
That all changed on April 13 after the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended that, wearing masks or face coverings in public is actually good to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. CDC added that wearing masks also allows you to go out without anxiety of anyone coming within six feet of you. As we all know, one of the jobs of our public health officials is to advise and guide the nation on public health issues like coronvirus. So, why did they mislead us?
For the first time, Dr. Anthony Fauci admitted yesterday that “public health officials misled the public about the effectiveness of masks” to ensure the availability of masks for healthcare workers. Dr. Fauci said the people in health community were concerned and worried about mask shortages for health professionals
In an interview with The Street, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said the following:
“Masks are not 100% protective. However, they certainly are better than not wearing a mask. Both to prevent you, if you happen to be a person who may feel well, but has an asymptomatic infection that you don’t even know about, to prevent you from infecting someone else,” said Fauci. “But also, it can protect you a certain degree, not a hundred percent, in protecting you from getting infected from someone who, either is breathing, or coughing, or sneezing, or singing or whatever it is in which the droplets or the aerosols go out. So masks work.”
When asked why we weren’t told to wear masks in the beginning? Dr. Fauci responded saying:
“Well, the reason for that is that we were concerned the public health community, and many people were saying this, were concerned that it was at a time when personal protective equipment, including the N95 masks and the surgical masks, were in very short supply. And we wanted to make sure that the people namely, the health care workers, who were brave enough to put themselves in a harm way, to take care of people who you know were infected with the coronavirus and the danger of them getting infected.”
You can watch the video of of the entire interview below.
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