The White House’s chief medical epidemiologist, Dr. Anthony Fauci, has again reconsidered mandating the use of masks as a preventative means of contagion prevention after stating that there is no data to support the effectiveness of wearing two masks.
Fauci’s recommendations are becoming increasingly confusing since he recently explained that wearing two masks may be more effective. During an interview with “Today,” Fauci said, “If you have a physical covering with one layer, you put another layer on, it’s just makes common sense that it likely would be more effective.”
In March 2020, as the CCP Virus pandemic spread around the world, Fauci said there was no reason to walk around with a mask, stating that such a preventative measure was not going to prevent the spread of the virus.
“When you’re in the middle of an outbreak, wearing a mask might make people feel a little bit better and it might even block a droplet, but it’s not providing the perfect protection that people think that it is,” Fauci said at the time.
As Just the News noted, shortly thereafter, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said Americans should wear masks, citing estimates that 40% or more of those infected were asymptomatic but could still spread the virus.
Then in September, Fauci explained, “We were not aware that 40% to 45% of people were asymptomatic, nor were we aware that a substantial proportion of people who get infected are from people who are without symptoms. That makes it overwhelmingly important for everyone to wear a mask.”
By then, Fauci said, “the data now are very, very clear.”
Particularly over the past weekend, Fauci said, “There are many people who feel, you know, if you want to have an extra little bit of protection, maybe I should put two masks on. There’s nothing wrong with that, but there’s no data that indicates that that is going to make a difference and that’s the reason why the CDC has not changed the recommendation.”
Fauci does a Fauci, reverses himself AGAIN: “There’s no data that indicates that [wearing 2 masks] is going to make a difference.”
— Marina Medvin 🇺🇸 (@MarinaMedvin) February 1, 2021
A new order issued by the CDC is telling people to wear double masks on all forms of public transportation in the United States went into effect on Feb. 1.
The order specifies that the masks must be worn while waiting for, boarding, riding, and disembarking from public transportation, and indicates that they must have two layers of fabric or be folded to form two layers.
Meanwhile, during an excerpt from a CNBC program, Fox News anchor Shep Smith, former CBS/MSNBC/NBC correspondent and host Contessa Brewer said three is better than two, citing “experts.”
“So yeah, the experts keep telling us that wearing masks is really about protecting ourselves, protecting others from ourselves in the event that we are contagious. But you know if other people aren’t wearing their masks or they’re wearing them improperly, we need to protect ourselves. So experts say you can double up with a tight weave fabric mask for added protection,” Brewer said, according to Just the News.