National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases director Dr. Anthony Fauci told host, Chuck Todd of NBC’s, “Meet the Press” that it is “quite possible” Americans will continue to wear masks after the pandemic.
Public health officials have loved their new found power and Fauci is hinting they are going to give it up.
Anchor chick Todd asked, “Let’s get to mask-wearing. At what point can we stop wearing masks outside? At what point if vaccinated people, do you take the masks off? Is the mask going to be something we have with us in a seasonal aspect?”
Fauci said, “You know, that’s quite possible. I think people have gotten used to the fact that wearing masks, clearly if you look at the data, diminishes respiratory diseases. You know we’ve had practically a non-existent flu season this year, merely because people were doing the kind of public health things that were directed predominantly against COVID-19. The Australians during their winter, same thing they had almost no flu largely due to the things including mask-wearing. So it is conceivable that as we go on a year or two or more from now, that during certain seasonal periods when you have respiratory-borne viruses like the flu, people might actually elect to wear masks to diminish the likelihood that you’ll be spreading these respiratory-borne diseases.”
The administration is also planning on punishing those that choose not to get the vaccine.
W.H Covid Coordinator Jeffrey Zients: “CDC guidance across time will allow vaccinated people more and more privileges to take off that mask” pic.twitter.com/gtGBLc3zx6
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) May 9, 2021
But, Fauci has troubles of his own on the horizon, even progressives are starting to wake up to the fact that COVID was leaked from a lab in China. Just wait until they find out Fauci gave the Chinese lab in Wuhan the funds for their research.
Fascinating that this piece – which is very well done but really has nothing that hasn’t been discussed since last summer – has catalyzed questions about the lab leak theory. Good journalism sometimes is telling people the same thing over and over until they’re ready to hear it. https://t.co/fckudbHlR7
— Alex Berenson (@AlexBerenson) May 9, 2021