Dr. Anthony Fauci, the infectious diseases expert who is now President Joe Biden’s chief medical adviser, is at it again.
Fauci on Friday said that Americans are going to be wearing face masks “for several, several months,” Breitbart reports.
These most recent remarks from Fauci came during an appearance Friday on ABC’s “Good Morning America.” There he talked about the usage of masks going forward, given that coronavirus numbers seem to be improving.
“There’s still going to be the important need to wear masks,” Fauci said. “I think we still need to do that.”
Host George Stephanopoulos then asked Fauci to clarify how long this need would last, “a year, two years, three years?”
“I’m not so sure it’s measured in years, George,” Fauci replied. “But, I think until we get the level of virus to such a low level in the community, and I had said a projection — and it’s only a projection — that hopefully by the time we get all the people vaccinated, let’s say 70-85% of the people vaccinated, the level of virus in the community could be so low that you could start pulling back a bit on what are stringent public health measures.”
“You don’t want to do it all at once, but I think we’re going to be wearing masks for several, several months into the future,” Fauci added.
Other face mask positions that Fuaci has held
The truth of the matter is that Fauci may amend this latest position before this article even gets published. He has held just about every face mask position that can be held, making it a necessity that he has been right on at least one occasion.
When the virus first got going here in America, which was in late winter 2020, Fauci was one of those medical experts who claimed that wearing face masks would only facilitate the spread of the virus. He later changed that position.
Just recently, Fauci claimed that wearing two face masks was “likely . . . more effective” than wearing just one. But, he has changed this position as well, now saying that there is “no data” indicating that wearing two face masks would “make a difference.”
Now, Fauci believes that Americans should wear face masks for “several, several months” regardless of whether or not you have been vaccinated, a belief which he admits is “paradoxical.”
At this point, many Americans would likely be happy to wear a mask for “several, several months” in exchange for removing Fauci from the public scene.