Skip to comments.Dr. Fauci Explains Why Public Wasn't Told to Wear Masks When COVID-19 Pandemic Began
Posted on 06/16/2020 1:25:41 PM PDT by yesthatjallen
Back when the coronavirus pandemic cases started picking up in early Spring, many Americans and experts asked: Should we be wearing masks?
In response, some public health officials, such as the U.S. Surgeon, said that masks weren't necessary for the general public.
And then the public was told that, actually, masks are good to wear to help prevent the spread and also allow you to go out without anxiety of anyone coming within six feet of you.
Dr. Fauci joined TheStreet to talk about why masks are important when you leave the house, and to better explain why there was back and forth in the beginning.
"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."
So, why weren't we told to wear masks in the beginning?
"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."
If they could go for bandanas, etc., for Americans now, they could have gone for them then.
Rather, masks weren’t required to embolden mass protesters and rioters in March and April, as they were in May and now June.
It is because the government lied to keep the masks for “important” people. If you still think masks don’t work then, Fauci duped you and it is time to wise up.
Does he ever stop talking?
We no longer revolve around the minuscule planet called Fauci as no intelligent life was discovered on it.
Fauci has proven himself to be a bald faced liar, spin doctor, revisionist, and anti-Trumper. Why would you ever believe one word he said, then or now? Yes, he had slips of truth the first week he was on TV, but he quickly got on the program and towed the line for Trump’s enemies. Birx is little better.
Don’t listen to a word he says.
will FauXi volunteer HIS FAMILY and self
for his first MANDATED retrovirus vaccines?
(want to BET they will be saline for him)
I will NEVER WEAR AN F-ING MASK!
That’s right; I told my family to use them early (and we had a few of the good ones) because every first responder on the news here in NJ was wearing one - even for directing traffic. It was clear that they knew something we didn’t - and they were supposedly more important than the people who pay them (us).
We’ve remained healthy, in an area that had plenty of infections and deaths.
Because they lied their butts off to hoard supplies for medical staff.
It wasn’t that “the public wasn’t told to wear a mask,” as the article states. The public was specifically lied to and told that masks were ineffective and there was no need to wear one. Again, it wasn’t that they simply didn’t tell people to wear a mask, they specifically told people not to wear a mask because it was unnecessary.
So, it was all a stack of lies, including this article which is attempting to rewrite history and cover Fauci.
FAUCI MARCH 8, 2020
When it comes to preventing coronavirus, public health officials have been clear: Healthy people do not need to wear a face mask to protect themselves from COVID-19.
"There's no reason to be walking around with a mask," infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci told 60 Minutes.
I’ve worn a bandana at the office a few times, but now, I’m not even doing that.
I haven’t gone into businesses that require masks. I’ll go to their competitor instead.
Shut up, he explained.
Masks don’t “work” the way most people use them. WIth correct usage, hygiene, and maintenance, masks do work. Disposable masks have to be disposed of or disenfected, or allowed to sit separately until any infectious material is inert. The way people toss their masks around, pull them down, wear them under their nose, constantly pull them off and put them back on, constantly touch their hands to their mask and their face, they are doing it wrong and the masks lose most or all of their effectiveness.
I guarantee that if we were truly in highly-infectious environment, 90% of the people I see wearing masks would be infected within a week’s time. That infections are so low shows that there really is very little infectious material going around at any given time, except in hospitals and nursing homes.
I still refuse to go the two retailers who require masks of their guests. Their competitors are getting rich off of me.
This A-hole symbolizes CHINA in one person. He is a fraud. He lies. He hates Trump. I’m sure there are many more parallels. FUAF X 1000
IOW, he didn’t care if people died or had life long organ damage. He lied then. How many other times did he lie?
And some healthcare professionals believe wearing these masks is unhealthy. You like them, wear them, but a cloth cotton, polyester, or other fabric does not stop you from passing or getting the COVID-19 virus.
They are nothing more than a new form of virtue signaling.