January 2020, Dr. Anthony Fauci: “If you look at the masks that you buy in a drug store, the leakage around that doesn’t really do much to protect you. People start saying, ‘Should I start wearing a mask?’ Now, in the United States, there is absolutely no reason whatsoever to wear a mask.”
Dr. Fauci’s finally admitted his mask-wearing “Noble Lie” was meant as a “signal.”
Michael B. Dougherty in NRO asks, is public health fake?
The World Health Organization spent the early part of the pandemic trying not to embarrass China. Then it said that open borders would help us fight the disease. All public-health bodies outside of Taiwan and Hong Kong seemed to disfavor travel restrictions. By September, it was safe for the New York Times to point out that this disfavor had nothing to do with epidemiology, it just reflected the overwhelming political ideals of public-health officials who are dominated by progressives.
Then again, the East Asian nations that did successfully control COVID with travel bans are now in danger of “hermit risk” — having an isolated population that is not motivated to take the vaccine, and that remains vulnerable even as America and Europe are discussing how to reestablish international travel.
Rather than a genuine attempt to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, Dr. Fauci revealed on Good Morning America that his post-vaccination mask-wearing was meant to serve as a “signal.”
The admission came just weeks after Fauci scolded Senator Rand Paul for suggesting that his insistence on wearing a mask, despite being at virtually no risk of contracting or spreading COVID, constituted public health “theater.”
The CDC issued long-overdue guidance finally acknowledging that vaccinated people do not have to wear masks, inside or outside, reports NRO”s Phillip Klein.
Because the United States is not going to adopt a vaccine-passport system, there is no way of telling apart adults who have been vaccinated from those who have not been. In practice, this means that in localities that adopt CDC guidance, all adults can go maskless if they want.
“More than calling it an honor system, I might say people are responsible for their own health,” Rochelle Walensky, the CDC director, told PBS.
In contradiction to guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) that stipulates otherwise, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi fined three Republicans in the lower chamber for flouting her rules that require facemasks on the House floor.
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