While joining CNBC for an interview, Dr. Anthony Fauci told fully vaccinated Americans that they may “want to consider” wearing masks indoors to combat against the Delta COVID-19 strain. The comments come after Fauci and other “experts” have told vaccinated Americans that there is no need to wear a mask once vaccinated.
“If you want to go the extra mile of safety even though you’re vaccinated when you’re indoors, particularly in crowded places, you might want to consider wearing a mask,” Fauci said during the interview.
During the same interview, Fauci also stated that the Delta variant of COVID-19 is more infectious than the original version of COVID.
“This virus is clearly different than the viruses and the variants that we’ve had experience with before. It has an extraordinary capability of transmitting from person to person,” Fauci said.
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The variant currently accounts for 83% of all new infections in the US., according to the CDC. On Wednesday, the U.S. recorded 52,032 new COVID-19 cases, according to Johns Hopkins University.
Fauci’s advice doesn’t align with the Centers for Disease for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which says that fully vaccinated people don’t need to wear masks except for very specific situations, such as when required by law.
But Dr. Jerome Adams, former Surgeon General, said Sunday that “the emerging data suggests CDC should be advising to vax it and mask it.” Meanwhile, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in late June that fully-vaccinated people should wear masks in public settings.
Fauci has gone back on forth on masks. First he said Americans didn’t need to wear masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Then he said wear a mask. Then he said wear two masks. And now he insists everyone should wear a mask.
Back in March 2020, when the World Health Organization (WHO) was telling everyone it was mostly surface transmission, Fauci declared, “There’s no reason to be walking around with a mask.”
“When you’re in the middle of an outbreak, wearing a mask might make people feel a little bit better and it might even block a droplet, but it’s not providing the perfect protection that people think that it is,” he said at the time.
Just last February however, Fauci said that wearing 2 masks is better than one.
“If you have a physical covering with one layer, you put another layer on it, just makes common sense that it likely would be more effective,” Fauci said during an interview on NBC News.
By May, Fauci had flip-flopped once more, telling “Good Morning America” that it was completely pointless for him to wear a mask after being fully vaccinated.
“Before the CDC made the recommendation change, I didn’t want to look like I was giving mixed signals but being a fully vaccinated person, the chances of my getting infected in an indoor setting is extremely low,” Fauci said.
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