At first, America’s top immunologist, Dr. Anthony Fauci, stated that people did not need to wear masks to halt the spread of VOCID-19. He then stated it was a requirement to slow the spread of the disease, and followed that up by recommending the wearing of two masks. He doubled down again insisting that all people should wear a mask everywhere they go even outdoors and even once they had been vaccinated.
As an immunologist and director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases who served on former President Trump’s White House Coronavirus Task Force and is now President Biden’s chief medical adviser on COVID-19, Fauci has now stated that he believes that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) may soon need to update it COVID-19 guidelines again regarding the wearing of masks outdoors.
“I mean, if you are a vaccinated person, wearing a mask outdoors, I mean, obviously, the risk is minuscule,” he stated this past Sunday.
“What I believe you’re going to be hearing, what the country is going to be hearing soon, is updated guidelines from the CDC,” Fauci stated to ABC News’ “This Week.” “The CDC is a science-based organization. They don’t want to make any guidelines unless they look at the data and the data backs it up.”
“But when you look around at the common sense situation, the risk is really low, especially if you’re vaccinated,” Fauci stated.
Even the scientists still don’t understand everything about COVID-19. For example, just last week, the CDC issued a new set of guidelines. “t is possible for people to be infected through contact with contaminated surfaces or objects (fomites), but the risk is generally considered to be low,” the document stated. They went on to add in the document that the chances of being infected with the coronavirus via surface transmission are lower than 1 in 10,000.
This goes against what most of the experts were parroting at the beginning of the pandemic where the main consensus was that surface transmission was the main vector for catching COVID-19.
This includes the time back in March of 2020 when the World Health Organization (WHO) made a point of telling people it was caught mostly via surface transmission and 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,” the immunologist stated on CBS News.
This past February however, Fauci stated that wearing two masks would likely be more effective than a single mask.
“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,” He stated again on NBC News.