Dr. Fauci in March: ‘There’s no reason to be walking around with a mask.’ So, what changed? (video)
In recent weeks, there’s a nationwide campaign in the United States for everyone to wear masks or face coverings in public places. Even though there’s no conclusive scientific evidence that masks or face coverings provide perfect protection against coronavirus, there are many reports of mask bullying in grocery stores across the country.
During a 60 Minutes interview back in March, Dr. Anthony said, “There’s no reason to be walking around with a mask.” The nation’s top infectious-disease expert added that mask “is not providing the perfect protection that people think it is.”
In an interview with “60 Minutes” on March 8, Anthony Fauci said:
“The masks are important for someone who’s infected to prevent them from infecting someone else. Now, when you see people and look at the films in China, South Korea or whatever everybody is wearing a mask. Right now in the United States, people should not be walking around with masks. There’s no reason to be walking around with a mask. When you’re in the middle of an outbreak, wearing a mask might make people ‘feel a little better’ and it might even block a droplet but it’s not providing the perfect protection the people think that it is. And often, there are unintended consequences. People keep fiddling with the mask and they keep touching their face.”
Dr. Fauci continued:
“When you think masks you should think of health care providers needing them, and people who are ill. I’m not against it, if you want to do it. It can lead to a shortage for people who really need it.”
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.
CDC said the following:
“CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies), especially in areas of significant community-based transmission,” the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published. “The cloth face coverings recommended are not surgical masks or N-95 respirators. Those are critical supplies that must continue to be reserved for healthcare workers and other medical first responders, as recommended by current CDC guidance.”
So, why did they mislead us? Last month, Dr. Anthony Fauci admitted for the first time 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.
You can watch the video of his interview below.