Fauci: Government Should be as “Forceful as Possible” on Masks, More Pandemics “Likely”

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Fauci: Government Should be as “Forceful as Possible” on Masks, More Pandemics “Likely”

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Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), said Friday that government leaders should be “as forceful as possible” in getting Americans to wear face masks in order to curtail the spread of COVID-19, which Fauci asserts is only in the first phase and is “likely” to be followed by more pandemics in the future.

Speaking during a video conference with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Fauci declared that the United States needs “to get better control” over COVID-19 and that masks are an important part of that.

“I would urge the leaders — the local, political and other leaders — in states and cities and towns to be as forceful as possible in getting your citizenry to wear masks,” said Fauci.

He continued:

Physical distancing is the most important, but practically when you’re living your life and trying to open up the country. You are going to come into contact with people. And for that reason, we know that masks are really important. And we should be using them. Everyone.

Fauci went on to say that pandemics such as the current coronavirus outbreak will become more “likely” due to close human and animal interactions, such as in Chinese wet markets.

Fauci’s comments, however, ignored the fact that COVID-19 made its way into the Chinese population in the first place after escaping from the Wuhan Institute of Virology, which was not only subsidized by the U.S. government, but subsidized by Fauci’s NIAID.

“Just last year, the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases, the organization led by Dr. Fauci, funded scientists at the Wuhan Institute of Virology and other institutions for work on gain-of-function research on bat coronaviruses,” Newsweek reported.

Fauci maintains that life will eventually get back to normal once a vaccine is ready.

“We feel cautiously optimistic that we are on the road — as bleak as it may sound right now — that we are on the road of getting this under control,” he told participants of the Chamber of Commerce event. “We feel cautiously optimistic that we are on the road — as bleak as it may sound right now — that we are on the road of getting this under control.”

The White House in recent days has sought to separate itself from Fauci. In a USA Today op-ed published Wednesday, trade adviser Peter Navarro said Fauci has been “wrong about everything.”

“Dr. Anthony Fauci has a good bedside manner with the public, but he has been wrong about everything I have interacted with him on,” Navarro wrote, noting that Fauci “fought against” President Trump’s decision in late January to suspend flights from China.

“When I warned in late January in a memo of a possibly deadly pandemic, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases was telling our news media not to worry,” Navarro recounted. He also wrote that “Fauci was telling the public the China virus was low risk.” Navarro went on to complain Fauci was “flip-flopping on the use of masks.”

Just in March, for example, Fauci said on 60 Minutes: “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. And often there are unintended consequences; people keep fiddling with the mask, and they keep touching their face.”

In fact, a review of all literature on face masks shows that there are no studies proving that masks or respirators work to prevent influenza-like illnesses or respiratory illnesses transmitted by droplets or aerosol particles.

Mask-wearing continues to be pushed, however, with many states, cities, counties, and even large grocery chains such as Walmart and Publix mandating face masks in public.

In New York, Governor Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, even launched a “mask up” media campaign featuring actors such as Robert De Niro and Morgan Freeman in order to persuade people to don face coverings.

“I may never have met you. We don’t go way back. Maybe we wouldn’t even be friends if we did. But when you wear a mask, you have my respect,” Freeman says in one of the videos. “Because your mask doesn’t protect you, it protects me. And I wear my mask to protect you.”

The elites may not have science or the Constitution on their side. But at least they have washed-up celebrities.

 

Luis Miguel is a marketer and writer whose journalistic endeavors shed light on the Deep State, the immigration crisis, and the enemies of freedom. Follow his exploits on FacebookTwitterBitchute, and at luisantoniomiguel.com.

Courtesy of The New American