In an interview with The Hill on Monday, Dr. Anthony Fauci, chief medical advisor to the White House, said that certain areas of the country need to mask up once again and that past COVID lockdowns should have been more stringent.
“If I knew in 2020 what I know now, we would do a lot differently,” Fauci claimed. “The insidious nature of spread in the community would have been much more of an alarm, and there would have been much, much more stringent restrictions in the sense of very, very heavy encouragement of people to wear masks, physical distancing, what have you.”
When addressing how we should have conducted masking differently, Fauci stated:
First of all, we did not fully appreciate that a well fitted k-95 or nk-95 mask is much much better than a cloth mask. And to wear a good mask, the data now are very clear that masks are very good at preventing both the acquisition of and the transmission of infection. There was a lot of conflicting data, back then as we were in the early months of 2020, so the recommendations were a bit confusing about whether to wear a mask or not.[...]
Right now we are very very clear that masks do work in prevention of acquisition and transmission, but you’ve got to get a well fitted mask that has of a high quality and the two we know are high quality are an n-95 or a kn-95.
LifeSiteNews contradicts Fauci, stating that multiple studies, including one by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) themselves in 2020, showed that masks are ineffective in preventing the spread of COVID 19 when spending fifteen minutes within six-feet of an infected person.
Another study they cited by the CDC’s peer-reviewed journal "Emerging Infectious Diseases" explains how surgical face masks don’t work in “reducing laboratory-confirmed influenza transmission.”
A third report by MRCTV from March 9, 2021, citing the CDC as well, noted that the difference between wearing and not wearing a mask essentially fell within the margin of error.
During March 1–December 31, 2020, state-issued mask mandates applied in 2,313 (73.6%) of the 3,142 U.S. counties. Mask mandates were associated with a 0.5 percentage point decrease (p = 0.02) in daily COVID-19 case growth rates 1–20 days after implementation and decreases of 1.1, 1.5, 1.7, and 1.8 percentage points 21–40, 41–60, 61–80, and 81–100 days, respectively, after implementation (p<0.01 for all) (Table 1) (Figure). Mask mandates were associated with a 0.7 percentage point decrease (p = 0.03) in daily COVID-19 death growth rates 1–20 days after implementation and decreases of 1.0, 1.4, 1.6, and 1.9 percentage points 21–40, 41–60, 61–80, and 81–100 days, respectively, after implementation (p<0.01 for all). Daily case and death growth rates before implementation of mask mandates were not statistically different from the reference period.
Fauci, most known for advising a nationwide lockdown, masking, and social distancing, which in turn caused massive panic, toilet paper shortages, and lasting economic turmoil isn’t the only medical professional recommending communistic policies regarding COVID.
The World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday appointed a member of the communist party of Great Britain as the new chair of the Technical Advisory Group (TAG) for Behavioral Insights and Science for Health. Susan Michie is a comrade - oh, excuse me - professor of Health Psychology and Director of the Center for Behavior Change at the University of College London.
When Michie served as an advisor to the British government, she advocated for tighter restrictions and shocked people when she suggested that social distancing and masking should be in place “forever.”
While COVID-19 still remains an imminent risk, normality is a goal we need to push for. This is something Fauci and Michie fail to understand.
For Fauci's interview with The Hill, watch below:
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